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Author Topic: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 2873 times)

ian mcdonald

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2020, 11:53:04 AM »
Trond, maybe you could plant shrubs around the edge of your land which the deer would prefer to eat and also act as a wind break.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2020, 03:46:19 PM »
A few snaps from our garden in a relative lull during Storm Dennis...

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Scilla mischtschenkoana

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Ypsilandra tibetica. The leaves always look a bit yellowish at flowering time unfortunately, maybe I should move it to a shadier spot.



Saxifraga 'Gregor Mendel'.



Galanthus 'Primrose Warburg' (or possibly 'Spindlestone Surprise', I forget). The label is in there but I like to keep them buried as they are unsightly and tend to get lost / illegible if exposed. This clump is starting to look nice now, from a single bulb I bought about 5 years ago. I find it much more vigorous than 'Wendy's Gold'.

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Various snowdrops (mostly 'Atkinsii' but also a little 'Diggory') with a nice white hellebore.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2020, 03:52:17 PM »


A nice plum hellebore seedling.



Helleborus foetidus.



A snowdrop of elwesii persuasion.



Galanthus 'Cow House Green'. Increases veeeery slowly, but seems healthy enough.

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Cyclamen coum and Narcissus cyclamineus in the early woodland area.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2020, 04:00:50 PM »


Kniphofia bruceae, an interesting winter-flowering poker from SA, from Silverhill seeds some years ago. This is perfectly hardy for me but the flowers often get frosted. This year it was fine...

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...except that some of the flower stems have been flattened by Storms Ciara / Dennis.

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Galanthus 'Merlin'



Hamamelis 'Orange Beauty'



Hamamelis 'Barmstedt Gold'
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2020, 04:36:43 PM »


Phyllostachys aureosulcata

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Corydalis malkensis

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Galanthus woronowii

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2020, 08:55:40 PM »
Sometimes I need just a flash or two of blue to set off all my yellow daffs and 'drops. Some Hyacinthellas and Scillas are just the job!
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2020, 09:39:46 AM »
Trond, maybe you could plant shrubs around the edge of your land which the deer would prefer to eat and also act as a wind break.

Ian, this is not a bad idea. I have some shrubs barring the access to the garden and I have planted a few more. However it is difficult to plant on all sides of the property.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2020, 04:20:04 PM »
Just two shrubs - closely relatet

Forsythia ovata - the earliest of the wild species (I guess?)
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what we call the White Forsythia in Germany - Abeliophyllum distichum

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2020, 03:15:19 PM »
Spring is definitively approaching
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2020, 05:23:43 PM »
It's spring everywhere, at this rate in april everything will be burnt?
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2020, 05:31:27 PM »
I hope not literally...
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2020, 09:43:17 AM »
I have admired so much everyone's spring pictures, especially Tristan's clumps of snowdrops. :)

Here Eranthis have started to flower in the last few days, both E.hyemalis and also the other kind, which I don't know if they are E.cilicica or E.x tubergenii (they were bought as E.hyemalis).
Last spring I sowed fresh seeds of Eranthis and also they have now germinated well (pots were buried in bed outside)  :).
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2020, 02:43:43 PM »
Found in one of the cold frames Primula Julius Ceasar with a couple of interlopers.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2020, 06:26:22 PM »
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2020, 06:33:10 PM »
 Super colour, David.
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