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Author Topic: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 4768 times)

Carolyn

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2020, 08:18:34 PM »
I will have to try Kingfisher too - it would be nice to have an early flowering one.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #106 on: March 29, 2020, 09:02:59 PM »
Flowering now:
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #107 on: March 29, 2020, 09:25:58 PM »
Daphne retusa.  The south side gets wind and sun.  The north side is more sheltered.




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« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 12:09:25 PM by Maggi Young »
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

Leena

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2020, 06:04:28 PM »
Lot of interesting flowers posted lately! :)

Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rubra' - I love the jewel-like blooms of Pasque flowers.

That is really pretty, so jewel-like! :)

After nearly no winter here (for Moscow, of course) we are having a very early spring. Flowers open gradually which is unusual for us. The common thing is to have early bulbs flowering together. Now it is the European way.

It has been just like that over here this year, too. And a strange weather, one week is colder, then milder then colder again, so all plants take their time to start to flower.
Last week was relatively warm, one day even +10C and all snowdrops and crocuses were full open.
Then today it looks like this in the same spot. :o Though it is good, because this night will be cold and snow will melt away in a few days when it becomes a bit warmer again.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2020, 09:18:06 PM »
Beautiful large Daphnes Roma. They look like sending an invitation to start some cuttings :)

Leena - what a contrast! In a way it is best that the cold and snow came sooner rather than later. Spring evolves slow here, which is good.
More reticulatas are showing up and flowering.
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Leena

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #110 on: March 31, 2020, 03:57:47 PM »
Leena - what a contrast! In a way it is best that the cold and snow came sooner rather than later. Spring evolves slow here, which is good.

It was so good that the snow came, because last night it was -11C, and now my hellebores and Hepatica japonicas are protected under snow. Though I'm glad when it  warms up again. :)
Slow spring is good, sometimes spring is over in just a few weeks here.
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Carolyn

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #111 on: March 31, 2020, 10:11:13 PM »
Iris lazica has been covered in flowers for weeks now. i read in a nursery catalogue that you should cut off the long leaves to show the flowers off nicely. Has anyone tried this? I think it might look rather unsightly with chopped back leaves. I am going to split my clump this year and will try trimming the leaves on one of the new plants next winter.

Pulsatillas are such lovely plants....

This acer is always the first in leaf and has super colour now and again in autumn. An unnamed end-of-season bargain from B & Q or somewhere. I think it may have cost me 2.50!

A narrow leaved pulmonaria, label lost.
Carolyn McHale
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Tristan_He

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #112 on: March 31, 2020, 10:32:31 PM »
A narrow leaved pulmonaria, label lost.

Could this be P. longifolia Carolyn? This is so beautiful, it is one of very few plants that hits that intense gentian blue.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #113 on: April 01, 2020, 01:04:55 PM »
Tristan,

I think it is probably pulmonaria longifolia - a quick search online has not suggested any other narrow-leaved alternatives. The colour is wonderful, I can never resist proper gentian-blue flowers.
Carolyn McHale
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #114 on: April 01, 2020, 06:15:38 PM »
Magnolia stellata - just opened
and two days later after - 5 C during the night

Gerd
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