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Carolyn

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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2018, 10:41:41 PM »
My collection of Saxifraga fortunei cultivars really struggled this Summer and I'm not expecting a lot of them this year but this one S. f. 'Rubrifolium' in a different and more shady place has done quite well.

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That's nice, David. Early, too - none of mine are in flower yet.  I keep one or two late flowerers in pots - like Cotton Crochet. It began to look unhealthy last week and of course the vine weevils have been busy. They just love these saxes. I have put the remains of the plant in fresh compost in the propagator, in the hope of fresh roots.
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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2018, 03:34:31 PM »
As I said earlier I wasn't expecting many of my fortunei cultivars to flower this year so these are a nice surprise.

Saxifraga fortunei 'Gokka'

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S. f. 'Shiranami'

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S. f. 'Gelbes Monster'

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David Nicholson
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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2018, 11:13:36 AM »
As with most of the Western coastal areas of the UK we are in a very wet spell at present but just a brief pause this morning, before another storm front sweeps in this afternoon, to take a few pictures. Some of these are beginning to look a bit ragged but given the hot Summer I'm pleased that they have flowered this year.

Saxifraga fortunei 'Black Ruby'


Saxifraga fortunei 'Conwy Snow'
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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2018, 11:16:04 AM »
....and another couple.

Saxifraga fortunei 'Pink Haze'
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Saxifraga fortunei 'Rokujo'
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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2018, 09:36:46 PM »
What beautiful plants, perfectly grown, thank you for showing. I am sorry but my hot garden does not allow
a succesful cultivation or these beauties.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2018, 09:19:46 AM »
Thank you Rudi.
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Death of František Holenka
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2018, 10:15:33 PM »
 Zdenek Zvolanek writes:
"Great Czech Saxifraga breeder František Holenka passed quietly into blooming heaven. He made a deep hole into the rock gardening world in 1975 with his Saxifraga x ´Karel Čapek´and his all life score is 101 pretty Saxifraga Porophyllum cultivars. Glory, Glory + Hallelujah"

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Saxifraga 'Karel Capek'

And from Adrian Young : "I met František only a couple of times, but was friendly with his Saxifraga, he was a great hybridiser, he will not be forgotten. Some of his Saxifraga, he raised 85 new gems."
 -and a few photos of  František's  cultivars  from Adrian ....



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Saxifraga' Bohdalec'


Saxifraga 'Golden Prague'

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Saxifraga 'Olsany'

 Sad news indeed, condolences to his friends and family 
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Re: Saxifraga 2018
« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2018, 07:37:08 PM »
golden prague is one of my most reliable sax
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