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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2014, 10:47:11 AM »

Please Note !!

A request was made to make a new thread for the discussion of the "cup of tea method " for germinating seeds - this has been done - and relevant posts from here have been moved there. The new thread is HERE: http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12088.0

Please continue the discussion on that subject  on THAT thread and not in this one!! Thank you.

 
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2014, 10:31:06 PM »
Hi Maggi,

Sorry about my naming stuff ups. I am in a dreadful rush moving almost half of my nursery to a new site and things are a little out of kilter.

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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2014, 11:43:27 PM »
Sorry Maggi, I didn't notice your request to continue the discussion there rather than here.

Marcus, re naming this or that,  believe me, I know the problem. Moving a nursery or even thinking about it is sheer HELL!
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2014, 11:56:42 PM »
OMG! I have had occasional thoughts of walking away from it ....

Never again!

Few more from a very fluid Hill View:

Crocus ancyrensis - collected many sleeps ago from around Bolu.
Crocus cyprius - maybe originally given to me by Otto.
Crocus sieberi "Bowles White" or some stand in or other. There are a lot of white ones in wild populations.

Apologies as they are all a bit out of focus

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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2014, 02:05:46 AM »
All my sieberi forms have finished already along with many others that usually go well into August, even minimus is on the way out and sometimes that has gone on through September to October, though the much earlier white form is still going well. We are having a really odd (horrible) winter.
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2014, 06:26:44 AM »
All my sieberi forms are just hitting their straps. Beautiful weather here.

Few more from Hill View:

Galanthus "Wendys Gold"
Galanthus nivalis "Savill Gold"
Crocus sieberi ssp nivalis - if there is such an entity these days?

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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2014, 06:28:33 AM »
Apologies for the dirt splattered snowies - I had the sprinkler on!

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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2014, 02:20:36 AM »
While I am on a roll:

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica - love it to bits and so do the honeyeaters.
Cyclamen persicum Silver Leaves - flowers from Autumn onwards into spring.
Ornithogalum sibthorpii - under-loved genus - I like them.

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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2014, 07:48:49 AM »
You're definitely on a roll there, Marcus.
Is the cyclamen a form of C. persicum var. autumnale?
At our last AGS Vic Group meeting Viv Condon spoke about saxifraga and brought quite a number of live examples.
Otto brought some retic Iris 'Violet beauty', Narcissus 'Ben B'ler' and Juno rosenbachiana (nicholai) "Varsob"
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2014, 10:13:39 AM »
Beautiful potted plants Fermi and Otto.
Marcus some lovely bulbs there. Love the Clematis as it is the only one I can grow and keep.
I visited EA Bowles Myddelton house and garden while in London recently. Would love to see what still survives in the rock garden. The rose garden was replanted in 1984 so the only rose left from Bowles'time is a cutting of Rosa moschata. There were different hostas in the far rock garden down near the river. These were only fairly recent additions.
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2014, 10:18:54 AM »

Otto brought some retic Iris 'Violet beauty', Narcissus 'Ben B'ler' and Juno rosenbachiana (nicholai) "Varsob"
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You're just trying to make me jelous Fermi. Nasty man! ;D
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2014, 10:21:14 AM »
The hostas look good Pat, especially on that slope. They'll make fine clumps and very viewable. Funny how when I had a hilly garden I longed for flat places and now on the dead flat I'd love a sloping area. :-\
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2014, 10:01:24 PM »
Hi Marcus.. Yes I did read your post on the druncunculus a while back and the orchids, fascinating stuff.. I was so blown away by the feilds of terrestrial orchids on Crete per square meter on the road verges when Matt Murray and I went back in 2001, imagin if the goats where fenced off for a few yrs to regenerate some areas?? Crete does hold some botanical delights.. Id love to go back someday.
Yes I heard from Otto, he did mention some new galanthus from you..Is he hoping to find variation in his seed sowings.. I bought some so called yellow variants nothing like Wendy's gold, nothing different .. Apparently Wendy's gold is easily taken by virus? How long does it take for the virus to show symtoms and kill galanthus ?
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2014, 10:07:09 PM »
Hey Marcus how are your numbers of  Trym or Megan? Looking at listing soon?
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Re: July 2014 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2014, 04:16:18 AM »
Hi,

Pat, couldn't you grow viticella or flammula or maybe texensis? They are all pretty tough customers. Even C. tangutica is extremely drought resistant.

Fermi, yes there is an autumn form of Cyclamen persicum but this one has just popped up out of a batch of seedlings that I can trace way back a Melvyn Jope collection in ? Lebanon (maybe). A fellow forumist sent me seeds of the autumn form from Israel and they are growing on.

Stephen, how long is a piece of string?? Some galanthus succumb quickly others show no signs of dropping off the perch. I don't have many of either of the Trym types but Trymlet is the quickest to increase.

Cheers, Marcus

 

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