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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2020, 05:15:57 PM »
Townsendia spathulata... sown in winter 17/18

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2020, 07:26:23 PM »
From Alan Gardner in Falkirk ....


Erythronium dens-canis coming into flower



Lots of early spring colour on the rockery.


Narcissus watieri does well under cold glass.


Hepatica x Media Millstream Merlin doing well in a north facing trough
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #92 on: March 28, 2020, 05:38:08 PM »
Quite a few nice bits and pieces in the garden now..

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A couple of nice little Hepatica seedlings from Anne Wright - this is the first time they have flowered.

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Cardamine pentaphyllos now in full flower.



Narcissus asturiensis.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2020, 05:44:37 PM »
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Shoots of Paeonia mlokesewitchii (and yes, I have a big celandine problem!)

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A very good Corydalis solida.



Scilla bifolia 'Alba'



Corydalis marschalliana. Although I'm very fond of Corydalis I can't say this is my favourite. It seems to like it here though.



A Saxifraga hybrid - I think it might be 'Louis Armstrong'?

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #94 on: March 28, 2020, 05:53:50 PM »


Chionodoxa sardensis. I have loads of this, it likes to seed around and I am more than happy to let it. The bright blue flowers are stunning en masse in spring.



A primrose, easy to overlook but still one of my favourites.

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Saxifraga scardica.



Bud of Muscari latifolium. This also likes to seed around and is always welcome.

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Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi. I thought this was not going to flower very well this year, but it seems to have put on a spurt. I like that it flowers a bit after the main peak of the early saxes.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #95 on: March 28, 2020, 06:12:37 PM »
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Saxifrages in the dry stone wall.

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I really like how they find their way into the crevices in this situation.

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Erythronium hendersonii. I think this may be my favourite of this beautiful genus.



This one was bought from Pitcairn Nursery as an E. hendersonii hybrid, but I can't tell much difference - maybe the pollen is sterile though? It's a good vigorous plant anyway.



E. 'Craigton Cream'

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2020, 06:30:04 PM »




Erythronium revolutum... actually maybe this is my favourite? Sadly something ate through the main clump of this one in the garden so the display is not so good this year. Fortunately there are plenty of seedlings coming on in the garden and in pots.



Opening buds of Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina.

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This forms a sort of strange mat-forest with the leaf litter of the dead leaves immediately below the new growth. Actually the more I look at this patch, the more it looks like a bulb planting opportunity!



x Chionoscilla allenii. This came from Janis some years ago, and it does pretty well here in wet North Wales.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2020, 06:44:11 PM »


Mukdenia rossii. This needs moving really - I had to evict it from another spot a couple of years ago and just bunged it here. 



Corydalis 'Kingfisher'. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago at Aberconwy just before the lockdown - hope it survives!



I think this is Chionodixa forbesii - it really is an exceptionally beautiful plant.

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Callianthemum anemonoides. Mine is not as stunning as one or two others posted here! Even so I have been really impressed with this and bought a couple more for the rockery last year to make a bit of a patch.

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Tulipa humilis, always the first of the tulips here.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2020, 08:32:11 PM »
Lovely selection, Tristan. You must be a week or two ahead of us in Scotland, I haven't seen my mukdenia yet or any of the blue corydalis. Super photos.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2020, 10:07:59 PM »
Very nice, Tristan. You have a lot of nice flowers!

Here are two colour forms of common toothwort. They are native here. It is not from my garden though.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2020, 12:28:57 PM »
Love the toothwort Trond! I tried to establish some in my garden a couple of years ago but I haven't seen it so suppose it didn't take.

The flowers tend to look better in close-up.... I need to work on propagating some of them really to make larger clumps. Actually it was worth taking the photos so I could appreciate some of them better too!

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #101 on: March 29, 2020, 12:34:23 PM »
Lovely selection, Tristan. You must be a week or two ahead of us in Scotland, I haven't seen my mukdenia yet or any of the blue corydalis. Super photos.

The blue Corydalis is a bit of a cheat really Carolyn, nursery stock is always a bit earlier. It's a beautiful thing though isn't it? This is my second one, the other is 'Craigton Blue' which is very vigorous here, almost to the point of being a problem! I think the flowers on 'Kingfisher' are a bit bigger though.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2020, 01:11:25 PM »
Tristan, you ought to try Corydalis Blue Heron - it has nice foliage.
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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2020, 01:54:45 PM »
Tristan, you ought to try Corydalis Blue Heron - it has nice foliage.

I did - it died though  :( . Maybe I'll have another go in a different place.

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Re: March 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #104 on: March 29, 2020, 07:20:25 PM »
The blue Corydalis is a bit of a cheat really Carolyn, nursery stock is always a bit earlier. It's a beautiful thing though isn't it? This is my second one, the other is 'Craigton Blue' which is very vigorous here, almost to the point of being a problem! I think the flowers on 'Kingfisher' are a bit bigger though.
My 'Kingfisher' bought at the AGS East Anglian show in 2018 is also flowering. Has been extremely long flowering here with some flower as late as October last year.
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