SeedEx 2003

Kim Roberts k.roberts at ACTRIX.CO.NZ
Tue Jun 17 07:42:20 CEST 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Tyerman" <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: SeedEx 2003

> At 06:17  16/06/03 +0200, you wrote:
> >Dear AE,
> >
> >I'm going to start sending out seeds tomorrow. You will only find the
> >number on the envelopes, please check these numbers with the information
> >the seed list on the web:
> >
> Eric,
> This will almost certainly NOT get through Australian quarantine with only
> numbers on the packets.  It will all just be taken by them.  A number on
> envelope is unacceptable to them.  We have had this problem with seed
> exchanges from various places and it is rare that they will ever let them
> through.  At the very least there must be a complete list of the numbers
> and names for cross-referencing in the package with the seed, or the
> preferably the individual packets would be labelled with the full name.
> Otherwise it will just be a waste of your time and AEG postage as
> quarantine will likely confiscate them and charge us horrendous amounts
> just to have them sent back to you.
> This will probably also apply to all New Zealanders (assuming there are NZ
> people on this list as well) too...... their quarantine is even stricter
> than ours here in Aus.
> I thought this was better to mention immediately with the hope of it
> getting to you before you send the packages out.
> Cheers.
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
> mailto:ptyerman at
> Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
> Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
> anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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