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Old Mar 11th 2006, 3:23 am
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Are there any restrictions on bringing plants and seeds to Spain? Do bamboo plants grow easily in the Valencia/Alicante area?
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Old Mar 12th 2006, 8:47 am
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Are there any restrictions on bringing plants and seeds to Spain? Do bamboo plants grow easily in the Valencia/Alicante area?
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Hi Newfy
Ive been trying to find the answer to this question too. I have, found a site for gardeners which has a European plant exchange section so it would appear to be OK to do this but it would be nice to get some official confirmation.

Don't want to break any laws or indeed jeopardise either country's plant life.

If it is OK, I plan to take bare rooted plants out, having first carefully sprayed for insect or fungal problems so as not to carry anything nasty.
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Are there any restrictions on bringing plants and seeds to Spain? Do bamboo plants grow easily in the Valencia/Alicante area?
Jenny and Phill
I am also trying to find an answer to this question, will be emailing the British consulate to request a definitive answer.
Bamboo will normally grow just about anywhere, caution though as some variants can grow over 15' tall.
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Please see this from DEFRA

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/re...ealth/PHE1.pdf

It infers that Spain will have restrictions but there is a leaflet you can order
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Please see this from DEFRA

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/re...ealth/PHE1.pdf

It infers that Spain will have restrictions but there is a leaflet you can order
Thanks Mitzyboy, you led me to the right department and I have been advised that we can take plants to Spain (in soil if we want). The only things we are not allowed to take are Rhodedendron, Azalea, Viburnum and Camellia as they carry a disease called 'Sudden Oak Death' which is not wlecome. Please folks, don't even think about trying if you have any respect for Spain....
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Thanks Mitzyboy, you led me to the right department and I have been advised that we can take plants to Spain (in soil if we want). The only things we are not allowed to take are Rhodedendron, Azalea, Viburnum and Camellia as they carry a disease called 'Sudden Oak Death' which is not wlecome. Please folks, don't even think about trying if you have any respect for Spain....
Thanks for the advice and the warning Susique. I am sure I've seen Camellias growing in gardens in Seville though. Maybe they have a different strain.
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Thanks for the advice and the warning Susique. I am sure I've seen Camellias growing in gardens in Seville though. Maybe they have a different strain.
Yes, Ive seen them in a garden centre in Conil but they will be disease free cos presumably they don't have dreaded oak death or whatever it was in Spain. And they don't want it brought in.
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My contact has also confirmed that any plants are transferable from the UK to Spain excluding the 4 your post above mentioned. So I can take my rose
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Thanks Mitzyboy, you led me to the right department and I have been advised that we can take plants to Spain (in soil if we want). The only things we are not allowed to take are Rhodedendron, Azalea, Viburnum and Camellia as they carry a disease called 'Sudden Oak Death' which is not wlecome. Please folks, don't even think about trying if you have any respect for Spain....
So ... I'm packing the marijuana/cannabis and opium poppies now
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So ... I'm packing the marijuana/cannabis and opium poppies now

Ah Unexpat, not sure where you are residing, but you'll need to pack the plants in your VW, grab your bongos and scarf wearing pooch, and toddle along to Canos de Meca or Cape Trafalgar.....you will get a fine welcome!

I'll stick to the red juice. Er, Forum master, could we please have a smiley supping a glass of wine, I don't drink cerveza.
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So ... I'm packing the marijuana/cannabis and opium poppies now
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Its here already
Whilst looking around some properties in Mijas, We saw what we were sure was cannibis growing like a weed in the backyard of one place. House was very run down and required full reform, guess the owner was too laid back to care.
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[QUOTE=susique]Thanks Mitzyboy, you led me to the right department /QUOTE]

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