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Steve Garvie

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January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:34:46 PM »
These Hellebore flowers were none the worse for an overnight temperature of -0.5°C.


This Colchicum kesselringii from Afghanistan is now in flower under glass.
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 08:33:23 AM »
Gorgeous hellebore, Steve.
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 12:26:51 PM »
wow, this hellebore is a real beauty! :D
Do you have a name to it, Steve?  :P
ciao,
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 01:09:13 PM »
Both real beauties!

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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 01:36:12 PM »
Many thanks Carolyn, Helga and Linda.

The Hellebore was selected and planted by my wife from a mix of Helleborus x hybrida at a local garden centre. They were quite variable and were all labelled “Rose-Red” strain.
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South American plant
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 12:03:28 AM »
I think this bromeliad is probably Bilbergia nutans, but am not sure — my grandfather sent me mine, and he got his from his sister. Whatever it is, I love the combination of colors in the flowers, and its willingness to grow new pups. I grow it indoors in a sunny window, and it usually blooms at this time of year.
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Re: South American plant
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 11:21:58 AM »
I think you're right Kelly. 
It's a great plant, and all the better when it has some family history attached.
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Re: South American plant
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 03:35:56 PM »
Thanks, Ashley — I agree. It’s a lovely plant to remember him by.

(And I also just realized where I posted this — whoops! Bilbergia nutans is South American, but it’s a bromeliad, not a bulb! Please feel free to move if that makes sense, mods. My apologies!)
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 08:44:14 AM »
sorry .... no flowers :-(

but good condition for alpines :-)

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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 09:05:39 AM »
Challenging conditions Bernd.   :o
Over here this amount of snow would be declared a national disaster!
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 08:51:22 AM »
Challenge

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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 12:07:38 PM »
You have more snow in Germany than we have here in south of Finland! It is freezing temperatures, and the next four weeks here are supposed to be colder than average  :(, around -10 - -20C.
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 03:13:26 PM »
and here it's warmer than previous winter, i've 3 tulips species that'll open their flowers in less than 5 days.
Next week-end i'm starting a new orchids season with a first visit in south of the country, with no less than 7 weeks ahead Ophrys are blooming  :o
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 10:08:58 PM »
Another very mild (almost warm) day here with an overnight temperature last night of 10°C. There was even a Hoverfly in my crocus frame.

Eranthis longistipitata


Galanthus nivalis -a lutescent form.
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Re: January 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2019, 10:36:36 AM »
First snow of the year and the Hammamelis is in full flower and looking lovely. In the greenhouse the first Cyclamen pseudoibericum and Galanthus fosteri just showing colour.
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