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Title: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 01, 2019, 01:33:25 PM
October is the middle of spring here and more bulbs are in bloom!
1) Narcissus bulbocodium graellsii SRGC Seedex 2015
2) Moraea bipartita
3) Gladiolus tristis
4) Hesperantha bachmannii
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Parsla on October 02, 2019, 12:53:42 PM
Your hesperantha is a picture Fermi.
 I'm not really familiar with them.

Otto kindly gave me two oncocyclus irises two, or maybe three, seasons ago.
One is now flowering for the very first time.
Iris susiana x kirkwoodiae. Iris susiana x korolkowii

Three photos - partially and fully open.
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Parsla on October 02, 2019, 12:56:35 PM
Just a few others...

1 Iris bicapitata

2 Corydalis

3 Rhodotypos scandens - quite like Kerria japonica except white and four-petalled
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 03, 2019, 02:42:18 PM
Hi Jacqui,
that Iris hybrid is a stunner - but your pic is labelled differently to the text in your post - is it Iris susiana x kirkwoodiae (note the ending!) or Iris susiana x korolkowii?  ???

Here's the first flowering on Mertensia lanceolata from Alplains seeds 2018; quite a dainty thing - is it usually so small?
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Parsla on October 03, 2019, 11:16:27 PM
Good catch fermi, susiana x korolkowii.

Lovely wee forget me not.  ;)
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Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Parsla on October 04, 2019, 10:08:29 AM
Looking forward to the garden fair at the Bolobek homestead in Macedon tomorrow.
Here Spring has really sprung. This year the leaves came earlier than the blossoms on many a flowering tree. Quite unusual.

1. One of the pot luck narcissus that came from a friend in Kinglake
2 and 3.  Sheba's jewel was one of two arilbreds given to me by Marcus one visit. Very striking in white with near black markings.
4. A tiny groundcover that is much hardier than it looks. I hope to remember the name eventually.
5. All three blooms on the oncocyclus are out at once. It has been such a treat.
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Parsla on October 04, 2019, 10:12:53 AM
..and a few more

6. Narcissus 'Xit'
7. Narcissus "Russell Falls" is still going strong - I think I showed it in September
8. Iris japonica 'Darjeeling'
9. Epimedium pinnatum
10. Potentilla rupestris. I accidentally disinterred it last year and it was quite sulky, but seems to be on the road to recovery
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: t00lie on October 06, 2019, 09:40:02 AM
Moraea spathulata in the new sand bed this arvo.

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Cheers.]
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 08, 2019, 12:21:02 PM
Moraea spathulata in the new sand bed this arvo.
Hi Dave,
I find that amazing - here it seems to grow in heavy wet soils! The first time I saw this Moraea it was growing in a roadside ditch which probably only dried out at the peak of summer. Maybe you get more rain than we do  ;D
Here are a few more from our garden:
1) Geissorhiza splendidissima
2) Bulbinella triquetra
3) Tropaeolum tricolor
4) Erigeron trifidus - this is what I think it is - it came up in a pot I got from a friend who grows a lot of North American plants
5)  close up of the erigeron
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: David Nicholson on October 08, 2019, 01:38:22 PM

........4) Erigeron trifidus - this is what I think it is - it came up in a pot I got from a friend who grows a lot of North American plants
5)  close up of the erigeron

Seems it originated in Alberta, Canada, and thought to be a hybrid between E. compositus and E. lanatus
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: t00lie on October 08, 2019, 08:43:25 PM
Hi Dave,
I find that amazing - here it seems to grow in heavy wet soils! The first time I saw this Moraea it was growing in a roadside ditch which probably only dried out at the peak of summer. Maybe you get more rain than we do  ;D
fermi

Yes just a little bit more moisture than you guys  :o ;)
I had an idea it liked heavy wet soils but it's only been planted for a week so time will tell.
You and Jacqui have been showing some wonderful stuff so thanks for posting.
Cheers.
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 10, 2019, 11:05:39 AM
Thanks, David and Dave,
we'll soon be shutting down for the summer but there should be plenty to show for a while yet :)
1) Pelargonium triste - the evening scent is luxurious!
2) Dichelostemma
3) DBI 'Larrikin'
4) Bulbinella triquetra
4) Babiana scariosa
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Hoy on October 10, 2019, 06:53:03 PM
.....

we'll soon be shutting down for the summer but there should be plenty to show for a while yet :)
.......
cheers
fermi

Nice to see your "products" while shutting down for the winter!

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Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 18, 2019, 12:27:50 PM
Some more flowers in the garden:
1 & 2) Babiana spathacea - tends to collapse and trail downwards - which has spread its seedlings far and wide!
3 & 4) Daviesia benthamii ssp humilis  Australian native "spiny bitter pea"
5) Leucocoryne ixioides grown from seed from NARGS Seedex 2009 collected in Chile
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: angie on October 18, 2019, 05:11:40 PM
Never seen the Daviesia benthamii before, donít fancy falling into it.

Angie  :)
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 19, 2019, 02:38:16 PM
Hi Angie,
we discourage our garden visitors from falling into any plants!  ;D

Here are a couple of less prickly subjects from South Africa:
1) Geissorhiza radians
2) Gladiolus meliusculus
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: angie on October 19, 2019, 05:59:22 PM
Hi Angie,
we discourage our garden visitors from falling into any plants!  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 21, 2019, 12:36:17 PM
A few more from the garden this week:
1) Moraea bipartita - doing very well this year
2) PCI 'Red Light' - a recent purchase from Botanical Treasures Nursery
3) Saruma henryi - weeded out by the new owner of a nursery!
4) Cyanella alba - the yellow form
5) Grevillea lavandulacea 'Billy Wings'
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: Anthony Darby on October 23, 2019, 08:16:18 AM
Going through a pink patch just now. Taraxacum pseudoroseum, Crepis rubra, T. lilacinum and Asphodelus acaulis.
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on October 29, 2019, 03:17:18 PM
A few more:
1) Lapeirousia divaricata
2) Allium (maybe) roseum
3) Asphodeline taurica
4) Babiana spathacea
5) Westringia longifolia
cheers
fermi
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: David Lyttle on November 05, 2019, 09:22:22 AM
Hi Fermi,

It would seem your Daveisia benthamii susp humilis has a new name see https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/taxon/00b93b92-a806-48c0-8a03-819badc704ae (https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/taxon/00b93b92-a806-48c0-8a03-819badc704ae)
Title: Re: October 2019 in the Southern Hemisphere
Post by: fermi de Sousa on November 05, 2019, 11:24:45 AM
Hi Fermi,
It would seem your Daveisia benthamii susp humilis has a new name see https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/taxon/00b93b92-a806-48c0-8a03-819badc704ae (https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/taxon/00b93b92-a806-48c0-8a03-819badc704ae)
Well, "Hasta la vista, baby" to that label!
Thanks, David,
cheers
fermi