The Plant Exchange Scheme offers the opportunity to obtain species and varieties of hardy and greenhouse ferns that are not readily available from commercial nurseries and enables good homes to be found for surplus plants from your garden and spore sowings.
Please view what ferns are available or requested by using the two links under ‘Related Pages’ on the right of this page. The system is live all year and can be updated at anytime, so it’s well worth looking at it regularly to see what is on offer and also to check if you have any plants that other members are interested in.
If you see something you like, or are able to supply anything on the wants list, the system for doing this is contained in the BPS Members area and is only accessible to Members. Please remember that, although members offer the plants themselves free of charge, reimbursement of post and packing is customary.
WHEN ORDERING OR SENDING PLANTS, PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT SENDING PLANTS BETWEEN DIFFERENT COUNTIES OR JURISTRICTIONS OFTEN REQUIRES PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES TO BE PROVIDED. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE RECIPIENT AREA BEFORE SENDING PLANTS OUTSIDE YOUR OWN COUNTRY.
We are very grateful to all those members who generously add plants to the availability list. If you have spare plants, you can add them to the list, along with your e-mail address. If you wish, you can also add other details such as hardiness, plant size etc. which may be helpful to anyone requesting a plant. Although it is usual to put plants in the post, you can specify they are only available for collection. If so, you will be asked to provide a postcode so that people can assess the practicality of collection. Other members can then use the on-line reply system to generate an e-mail request. When any have all gone, you can remove them from the list.
Similarly, if you have a particular plant you wish to get hold of, you can add it to the wants list, again with your e-mail address. If any members have spare plants from their garden they can let you know using the on-line reply system. When you have obtained the plant you want, you can remove your request from the list.
If you would like some advice on packing plants to go through the post, we have some suggestions HERE.
If you have any queries or need any support or advice, please contact us.
We are here to help.
Brian and Sue Dockerill