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March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« on: March 02, 2020, 06:14:10 AM »
I'm going to start the post for this month with a few flowers from my garden;

1. Crocus banaticus in bud in my woodland garden, very early!
2. Colchicum bivonae, from Otto a few years ago and everyone who sees it loves it
3. Colchicum variegatum, from Marcus H back in 2014
4. A pure white Cyclamen hederifolium
5. Oxalis lobata, a gift from Fermi when I was over for Oron's talks.
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 08:58:21 AM »
That Colchicum variegatum is a real cracker Jamus!
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 08:37:49 PM »
Thank you for showing us these fine flowers.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 12:55:30 PM »
Hi Jamus,
glad the oxalis is doing well for you - no sign of it here yet!

In our garden today:
1) Brunsvigia marginata just starting
2) Rhodophiala bifida pink
3) Rhodophiala bifida blood red
4) Haemanthus barkerae
5) Cyclamen rohlfsianum
cheers
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 09:05:08 PM »
Rohlfsianum has beautiful flowers. I hope my seedlings do, but until then I'll enjoy the leaves. :)
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 07:58:41 AM »
I'm going to start the post for this month with a few flowers from my garden;


Nice plants! Even some I can grow in my garden :)
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2020, 08:21:57 PM »
The two very early Crocus banaticus are in full bloom while others aren't showing above ground yet.
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 09:49:59 AM »

I hope everyone who went to the Ferny Creek Hort. Soc. plant sale today had a great day and found a treasure among the plants being sold. I was lucky enough to have a friend there who acted as my proxy so although I wasn't there I didn't miss out entirely!

A few flowers from my garden today.

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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2020, 09:52:18 AM »
and a couple more...
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2020, 10:07:32 PM »
Thank you Jamie, your photos are lovely to view. I especially like your cyclamen graecum. Beautiful leaf markings.
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 07:40:22 AM »
March seems to be peak Colchicum month here:
1) Colchicum byzantinum - "Mrs Craig's form"
2) small species/hybrid from Jon B
3) Colchicum NOT sibthorpii
4) Colchicum byzantinum - received as "Lilac Wonder"
5) Colchicum cilicium "Atropurpureum"
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 08:31:54 AM »
Colchicums are my favourite autumn plants. It is so nice to see them flowering when everything else is starting to die.
Not-sibthorpii seems to enjoy the sun! :)
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2020, 07:24:31 PM »
Hi Fermi, there was a discussion recently between Trevor, Anita and myself about a very similar looking Colchicum to your NOT sibthorpii. If it's the same one Anita had recorded it as C parnassicum, from Marcus. A defining characteristic is that they are very pale when first open and darken as they age.
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2020, 02:37:15 AM »
It has been ages since I have posted on this forum. But I am back!!

Paeony seeds
Colchicums in the garden
Our regular visitors all summer
Colchicum neapolitanum var macranthum from Hillview in the final sell out of Marcus's bulbs.

« Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 10:39:47 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: March 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2020, 07:29:20 AM »
Welcome back Pat. Love the peony seeds - we're at the bronze shoots stage here. And love the look of your garden visitor, which is somewhat unlikely here...
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