Seed Listings and Exchanges 2017


AS OF 2016, CHADWELL SEEDS HAS HAD TO CLOSE DUE TO SUPPLIERS GETTING TOO OLD!  NEW RULES & REGULATIONS MEAN THAT IT WILL BE INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO FIND SOURCES OF SUPPLY IN THE FUTURE. VERY MUCH THE END OF AN ERA.  MAY I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL MY CUSTOMERS SINCE 1984 - WHOSE SUPPORT HELPED KEEP ME AFLOAT FINANCIALLY (JUST) ALLOWING ME TO DEVOTE MY LIFE TO THE STUDY, CULTIVATION AND CONSERVATION OF HIMALAYAN FLORA.  IT WAS THIS MODEST INTEREST IN SEEDS AMONGST MORE ADVENTUROUS, MOSTLY SPECIALIST GARDENERS, WHICH PROVIDED SOME FUNDING, WHEREAS NO SUPPORT WAS AVAILABLE FOR MY BOTANICAL WORK OR CONSERVATION PROJECTS FROM NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL BOTANICAL, SCIENTIFIC OR CONSERVATION BODIES!  SO THESE WERE UNDERTAKEN ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS....  ONE HAS TO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD.  CHADWELL SEED CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE PROUD OF THE HELP THEY PROVIDED.  WHERE WERE THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP ME?  WHY WAS PRACTICALLY NO INTEREST SHOWN BY LOCAL BOTANISTS IN HIMALAYAN REGIONS, TO MY OFFERS TO HELP (FOR FREE I.E. IT WOULD NOT HAVE COST THEM A PENNY)? DURING THE FIRST 20 YEARS OF THE HIMALAYAN PLANT ASSOCIATION (WHEN THE JOURNALS WERE PRINTED AND POSTED OUT) ONLY ONE INDIVIDUAL AND ONE INSTITUTION  FROM A HIMALAYAN COUNTRY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP (I.E. FREE) FOR ANY INSTITUTION OR INTERESTED INDIVIDUAL IN THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT.  THIS WAS DESPITE NUMEROUS APPROACHES BY ME.....

WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INTEREST?  PREM NATH KOHLI, FOUNDER OF P.N.KOHLI CARED ABOUT THE FLORA OF KASHMIR AND THE INDIAN HIMALAYA.  WHERE ARE THOSE NOWADAYS IN INDIA, NEPAL OR BHUTAN, WHO CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE FLORA OF THE HIMALAYA? THEY ARE VERY FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.  YET GOVERNMENTS, ORGANISATIONS, THE MEDIA, INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETIES (IN THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT AND UK) CRY 'CROCODILE' TEARS, CLAIMING THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT 'CONSERVATION'....  EVER INCREASING RULES, REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS THEY ENDORSE WILL DO NOTHING TO CONSERVE THE FLORA OF THE HIMALAYA;  WHILST THEY PRETEND TO BE TAKING ACTION, THE GENUINELY 'RARE & ENDANGERED' SPECIES (NOT THOSE FALSELY CLAIMED) HAVE BEEN ABANDONED TO THEIR FATE...  CHRIS CHADWELL KNOWS THE TRUTH.....  WHY NOT SUPPORT HIM INSTEAD?

WHILST CHADWELL SEEDS NO LONGER OPERATES, THOSE KEEN ON GROWING MORE UNUSUAL PLANTS, MIGHT LIKE TO CONSIDER JOINING THE HIMALAYAN PLANT ASSOCIATION, SEE: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/latest-situation AND/OR THE NORTH AMERICAN PLANT ASSOCIATION, SEE: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/latest-situation; AND/OR THE BRITISH PLANT ASSOCIATION, SEE: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/join-nowTHESE ALL HAVE HIGH-QUALITY SEED EXCHANGES.

OR THEY COULD JOIN THE 'SEED-SOWING SOCIETY', SEE: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/introduction-9
 
FOR A FULLER EXPLANATION OF THE END OF CHADWELL SEEDS SEE:
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