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IAN1955
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Sea Foam Trees

Postby IAN1955 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Some of the prices for decor are silly so I have started to source items from garden centres for example moss and got a large box approx 350gms for £12.99, I am having problems sourcing bulk of Seafoam trees, does anyone know where to get this from for example where do the dealers get it from.

Thanks Ian

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby Dublo » Wed May 22, 2019 7:20 pm

Hello Ian
Have you looked at Green scenes Forest in a box or www.serious-play.co.uk

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby IAN1955 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:49 pm

Hello Dublo, Thanks for this absolutely perfect. Thanks again

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby muggins » Thu May 23, 2019 7:09 am

Having been disappointed by the selection of bits of seafoam in the box I bought online, I'm currently growing my own.

https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_12 ... a_sea_foam

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby TimberSurf » Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 pm

muggins wrote:Having been disappointed by the selection of bits of seafoam in the box I bought online, I'm currently growing my own.

https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_12 ... a_sea_foam

How long will it take? one season?
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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby muggins » Fri May 24, 2019 5:58 am

The seeds we planted earlier this month have produced seedlings which are currently getting on for an inch high, and we're hoping to have "trees" ready for drying by the end of this summer. I'll report back in due course.

We did try growing some from the seeds which were still on the "trees" we bought online, but they suffered from over-watering :(

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby TheDuke71000 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:09 am

IAN1955 wrote:Some of the prices for decor are silly so I have started to source items from garden centres for example moss and got a large box approx 350gms for £12.99, I am having problems sourcing bulk of Seafoam trees, does anyone know where to get this from for example where do the dealers get it from.

Thanks Ian



IAN1955,

The Green Scene "Forest in a box" is also available from the Architectural Model shop "4D" near Fenchurch Street Station London. Although I use a lot of Green Scene products, I only use "4D"'s own etched brass tree range. "4D" are a specialist company originally producing ONLY for Architects. Their retail shop just mentioned is open to the general public now.

For pictures of 4D trees, a few are visible in some of the pictures of my huge (87ft x 23ft) layout "Basingstoke 1958-67" which will be found in the "Model Railway Photography" section. I've been using "4D's" tree range on all my exhibition layouts for nearly 40 years.

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby 61xx » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:15 pm

I must look into growing sea foam. I use moss from the garden, and whatever the roots were that my missus dug up a few weeks ago, which I grabbed. After that she brought a whole bag of the stuff. I am drying it in my shed, ready for tree making.
I also make my own scatter from carefully sieved sawdust which got a large bag of from the wood yard across the road from us.
I use an old meat mincer for grinding up foam rubber.
All this stuff I colour with acrylic artist paint, pretty cheap from 'The Works'
This I have learned from various youtube videos...
I do buy some commercially produced flock, and static grass. Btw I use a home made fly swat type applicator. It works very well, despite what the detractors say about them.....

Rob

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby muggins » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Just by way of an update on the seafoam I'm growing, the seedlings were planted out a few weeks back, some into big pots and a smaller quantity into a cold frame. The ones in the pots haven't done much in the last few weeks 'cos it's been so cold and wet, but the ones in the cold frame are now a good five or six inches tall and look very healthy.

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Re: Sea Foam Trees

Postby flying scotsman123 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:46 pm

Many many years ago there was a thread on here following a few members who grew seafoam. I can't remember how they did it but I recall they got on relatively well and gt a decent yield, so good luck!
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