African Blue Basil

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    This is a long shot but...I'd planned on this basil http://www.unwins.co.uk/basil-african-blue-plants-pid6785.html with Firecracker chillies and Lotus berthelottii for my terrace pots this year. Can't get the basil here any more:sad: I've looked all over the 'net but the only other supplier I could find is a wholesaler..minimum order 10 trays of 50 plants.
    So...would any kind soul be prepared to order me two lots of three and send them on to me here in France (all costs reimbursed, naturally!)?
    From what I've read, it's a sterile plant, so can't even have a go at growing from seed:wallbanging:
    :fingers crossed::fingers crossed::fingers crossed: Thanks:)
     
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      Beautiful Plumage :biggrin:

      I'll do it, you still at same place ending in 350? :)
       
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        Ahh Zigs, thanks, you're a star!
        It's the most amazing plant....a real magnet for bees and it flowers and looks good for about eight months. Sad that it's so tender, though. I'll try harder with overwintered cuttings from now on!
        Yep, still at 350. I won't even be carried out in a box. Not while 'Sir' has got his digger:biggrin:
        Thanks and let me know how much I owe you asap.:ThankYou:
         
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          I'll just check the local nursery to see if they got them first (any excuse :heehee:) If not i'll order some :)
           
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            Been ordered :thumbsup:
             
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              Just had an email

              Are they waiting for orders and then taking cuttings? :th scifD36:
               
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                Wow that was quick! They must know how tender it is and are not taking chances on sending them out too early? Umm....sorry to be a PIA but I need 6 plants....not sure if the e-mail was just referring to 1 x 3 or 2 x 3? It wasn't very clear in my original post:redface: No problem if they won't add on another lot, Zigs. If it comes to it, I can do cuttings of the cuttings:) Bless you!
                 
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                J'ai got votre plants et je donnez les de l'eau :)

                Send em out to you tomorrow, got behind with stuff today :phew:

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                They smell nice :spinning:
                 
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                :hapydancsmil:Oooooo Thank you, thank you, thank you...to my producer, the director..no, hang on a minute...
                Thanks a million, Zigs! Tu es un ange:wub2:
                They smell nice,they have lovely flowers all summer and bees adore them..it's just a shame they're tender!
                :ThankYou:
                 
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                The main food of the Norwegian Blue Parrot , I understand :biggrin:
                 
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                Blimey, they must have a lot of stamina:hate-shocked::heehee:
                 
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