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  • #256452
    EdiediohEdiedioh
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    Wormwood hepls keep internal parasites at bay in chooks.

    I am trying to source cuttings/seedlings or if it’s possible, seeds.

    #518671
    BlueWrenBlueWren
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    Where do you live?

    #518672
    GrethGreth
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    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.

    #518673
    BobbeeBobbee
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    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:

    #518674
    jeanette kirkJeanie
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    Hi bobbee have a giant bush is it the hardwood part you need?

    #518675
    GrethGreth
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    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.

    #518676

    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.

    #518677
    EdiediohEdiedioh
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    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.

    #518678
    EdiediohEdiedioh
    Member

    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.

    #518679
    BobbeeBobbee
    Member

    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:

    #518680
    GrethGreth
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    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.

    #518681
    EdiediohEdiedioh
    Member

    Hello Grath

    Did you get the PM I sent you a few weeks back?

    #518682
    GrethGreth
    Member

    Sorry to be so slow, cuttings are IN THE MAIL now.

    #518683
    EdiediohEdiedioh
    Member

    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.

    #518684
    GrethGreth
    Member

    Havent checked mail yet, will do tomorrow

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