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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #210 on: October 07, 2019, 01:04:33 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
Very happy to have Geissorhiza splendidissima in flower again!
Originally grown from seed from Miriam in Israel, I lost the flowering size corms in the winter of 2017 when it dropped to -7oC while we were away so I couldn't put the pots under cover  :'(
Fortunately an offset must've survived and thus week opened the first flowers
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #211 on: October 08, 2019, 12:49:33 PM »
Pelargonium triste has come into its wonderfully scented flowering time  ;D
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #212 on: October 08, 2019, 01:21:50 PM »
Very nice Fermi, something I've never tried.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #213 on: October 08, 2019, 02:27:56 PM »
Gladiolus murielae (Acidanthera, Gladiolus callianthus). Seems to like my garden they are never taken up and they even got through the 'Beast from the East' a couple of years ago.

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #214 on: October 11, 2019, 11:55:46 AM »
Really surprising to see that your Gladiolus murielae thrive so well outside.  Mine only rewarded me with flowers after I started to keep them over winter at somewhat warmer temps than I do for my other bulbs.  I read somewhere they ideally need 15°C or more during their winter rest.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #215 on: October 11, 2019, 06:57:51 PM »
A couple of inches of farm manure is all they get.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #216 on: October 12, 2019, 03:15:08 AM »
That's an impressive clump, David! I must try it again - I think it got too dry here during its first summer :'(
Here's Babiana scariosa - I must rescue it from this "abandoned bed" behind our water tank
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #217 on: October 13, 2019, 12:57:07 AM »
This yellow ixia was originally "rescued" from the roadside where it was a garden escape
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #218 on: October 14, 2019, 06:05:59 AM »
A beautiful crytanthus montanus flowering

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #219 on: October 14, 2019, 06:11:10 AM »
My first Moraea of the season. Cheerful
As ever; Moraea polystachia

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #220 on: October 14, 2019, 02:25:41 PM »
My first Moraea of the season. Cheerful
As ever; Moraea polystachia
Hi Paul,
on this side of the world I'm now collecting seed of Moraea polystachya  :)
Here's a little mystery.
A few years ago when re-potting I had a few unidentified bulbs/corms which I threw together in a 3" pot and this week one of them came into flower. It appears to be a form of Gladiolus alatus! Which is amazing as I didn't think I'd ever got it to germinate! Maybe it was a tiny corm hitching a ride when I've bought something else?
Moral of the story: never throw out an un-identified corm or seedling! ;D
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #221 on: October 16, 2019, 03:22:10 PM »
Gladiolus virescens - scented like sweet violets
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #222 on: October 18, 2019, 12:12:40 PM »
Moraea marlothii is quite tall and has done well when planted into a bed around some ornamental pears
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #223 on: October 18, 2019, 09:28:22 PM »
I have been putting new labels in my bulb pots, using coloured ones to match the flowers.
So far I have re-labelled 60, and only one has an orange label.

I was surprised - I'm sure I haven't been selecting against orange, as I have lots of orange
flowers in the garden - dahlias, crocosmias, calendula.

Is South Africa low in orange flowers?
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2019
« Reply #224 on: October 19, 2019, 02:40:15 PM »
I have been putting new labels in my bulb pots, using coloured ones to match the flowers.
So far I have re-labelled 60, and only one has an orange label.
Is South Africa low in orange flowers?
Gladiolus meliusculus
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