My mint plants are a
National Mentha Collection and not a commercial enterprise or linked in
any way to commercial activities. Some National Plant Collections are
directly related to Plant Nurseries and two of the four National Mentha
Collections are connected to commercial Herb Farms, but mine is not.
The cost of creating,
improving and maintaining my National Collection is therefore not set against
any income from it. And I am not on a good private income to finance the
Collection, quite the opposite.
I collect, grow.
propagate and study mints for my own enjoyment and to disperse information and
plant material to real herb, and especially mint, enthusiasts.
If as a commercial
grower you want some plant material from me to propagate and sell, you will be
doing your bit for garden plant conservation, providing the plant is sold with
the right name in all cases. But you will be making profit from material
provided by me who has made a considerable loss every year in maintaining the
Collection. So it seems not unreasonable to me to treat material being supplied
with a commercial end use (and that includes National Garden Scheme, Plant Heritage,
Hardy Plant Society and other
charitable sales) to provide it on a different basis than to individuals
who are not obtaining material with money making in mind.
So if you are
interested in obtaining plant material from my National Mentha
Collection with the possibility of propagating and selling, please do tell me first, so that we can
talk it over. If you don't, it will be difficult to get any other plant
material from me in the future.
Email : collection @
Postal Address : 7 Gwelfor, Rhosgadfan, CAERNARFON, LL54 7HA
site is elsewhere.)
Please include your name, company or charity name, address, email address and a landline phone number, if you are
enquiring about plant material with commercial propagating in mind - including
for charitable income. Enclose 3 x 1st Class stamps (UK) or 3 x IRCs (outside UK) if you want
reply by post.