January 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm #256452
Wormwood hepls keep internal parasites at bay in chooks.
I am trying to source cuttings/seedlings or if it’s possible, seeds.January 14, 2012 at 12:54 am #518671BlueWrenMember
Where do you live?January 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm #518672
Have plants in pots and can send if not a restricted state. Not sure about true wormwood atm, have tree wormwood, african and roman I think ready to go. Could send buckets of dead flower heads, but no idea whether it will grow from seed readily, doesnt seem to self seed.
If no plants in pots could send cuttings of true or roman. takes very readily from cutting.January 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm #518673BobbeeMember
Hi Greth, I did not realise there were multiple types of wormwood available. Would you mind explaining the different kinds please? Are they all suitable to use with chooks or do they have different purposes? 🙂
:hug: :hug: :hug:January 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm #518674JeanieParticipant
Hi bobbee have a giant bush is it the hardwood part you need?January 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm #518675
True wormwood is Artemesia absinthum, the one absinthe was made from. Probably the original medicinal version, but others seem just as effective.
Tree wormwood (A abrotanum)is very similar, but grows a bit larger, often see it as country hedges. The African (A. afra) has a finer leaf, bit prettier, and similar uses. The Roman (A. pontica)has a ferny leaf, very pretty as a background shrub, also can be used for animal litter etc.
Other Artemesias include French and Russian tarragon (the only real edible ones) southernwood, and some lovely little alpine species like Artemesia alba.
All are really good at drought tolerance.
I prune back my wormwoods regularly, otherwise they get very scraggy, and the old flower heads and spare bits go into chook house or nest boxes.January 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm #518676The HopefullsMember
please just be careful with wormwood, especially if you suffer any skin conditions. We had a single wormwood plant, both of us reacted badly just by touching it.January 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm #518677
I’m in Paynesville (moving to a farm near Dennison/Heyfield in 2 weeks, and work in Sale.
Would be happy to cover postage from afar and could exchange for freerange eggs if you’re close by.January 14, 2012 at 11:02 pm #518678
I’m in Paynesville (moving to a farm near Dennison/Heyfield in 2 weeks), and work in Sale – Victoria
Would be happy to cover postage from afar and could exchange for freerange eggs if you’re close by.January 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm #518679BobbeeMember
Jeanie post=335912 wrote: Hi bobbee have a giant bush is it the hardwood part you need?
Thanks for the offer Jeanie but I just wanted the information because I hadn’t realised there was more than one type of wormwood. I already have wormwood growing, now I shall try to find out which one it is. I bought if from a herb farm so I can check it out next time I visit. :hug:
Thanks for all that information Greth, I should read my herb books taking note of the latin names. :tup: :clap: :clap:
:hug: :hug: :hug:January 15, 2012 at 10:11 am #518680
Im SA,so dont think the eggs would post, besides we have plenty.
Please PM address, happy to take payment in sweet pea seeds once I work out what it costs. (One thing I do buy every year about this time, and didnt save last years) Will send an African and some cuttings of True wormwood.February 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm #518681
Did you get the PM I sent you a few weeks back?February 21, 2012 at 9:52 am #518682
Sorry to be so slow, cuttings are IN THE MAIL now.February 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm #518683
Did they come back to you? My address is number 70 not 50!!!! Of all the typos to make! :blush: :blush: :blush:
Sweet Peas on the way.February 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm #518684
Havent checked mail yet, will do tomorrow
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