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mark smyth

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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2009, 09:54:18 AM »
I think the label C. byzantinum in reply 40 might me referring to the small plant hidden behind the big one
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2009, 11:56:01 AM »
Is it possible that Colchicums are mixed up like some Galanthus and Crocus?

In the past I have written and emailed the National Collection holder about Colchicums but sadly  :'( she has never replied
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2009, 12:16:49 PM »
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In the past I have written and emailed the National Collection holder

Far more sensible to ask Richard Hobbs, Mark, as he rescued a lot of the collection when the previous head gardener left.
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2009, 12:51:01 PM »
Tony W., the last C. variegatum you have posted is out of this world, such a perfect form of this species :o

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I  cant really see a difference between the 3 first photos, maybe leaves show the difference later on...??
I agree with Hagen, it isn't Cilicicum purpureum.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 02:09:36 PM by Oron Peri »
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2009, 01:11:08 PM »
Tony w., the last C. variegatum you have posted is out of this world, such a perfect form of this species :o


Oron, I presume you mean the last photo of Tony WILLIS, in this reply on the previous page??
Colchicum autumn 2009
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2009, 01:13:43 PM »
Oron thanks

Mike I was thinking the same as Oron that they all look very similar and also your Colchicum cilicicum purpureum appears slightly tessellated which looks like a form of bivonae.

I think nursery stock is very mixed up.
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2009, 01:33:13 PM »
Here be the once Merendera attica, now Colchicum attica or is that atticum?
The red and black beetles that suck juice out of colchicum flowers here, certainly agree thay are in the same genus!
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2009, 02:15:34 PM »
Yes Maggi, thats the one from Tony W., sorry ;)
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2009, 02:42:26 PM »
I must apologise for the confusion caused by my photos of colchicum, labels just can't be trusted.
These are plants from my own garden, hopefully correctly named.
C. Waterlily
C. speciosum album
C. agrippinum
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2009, 03:21:41 PM »
Can someone please tell me who Nancy Lindsay is/was and any details?  Is she still connecting?

Also have a Leucojum aestivum 'Nancy Lindsay'.

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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2009, 03:42:45 PM »
Hi John,

Have a look at this site.  ;)

http://www.norahlindsay.com/NLNancyLindsay.html
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2009, 04:21:20 PM »
That's intresting Luc,

I wonder what  one should do to become a member of  the 'Lady staff of the botanic garden in Oxford'   ::)
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2009, 04:24:11 PM »
That's intresting Luc,

I wonder what  one should do to become a member of  the 'Lady staff of the botanic garden in Oxford'   ::)

have lots of money!!
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2009, 04:43:35 PM »
"Nancy Lindsay chose to live a bohemian, controversial, eccentric, and sometimes difficult life as a plant collector, nursery owner, traveler, artist and gardener."

Sounds like a fascinating character, I'd love to learn more about the "bohemian, controversial, eccentric" side of her!

johnw
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Re: Colchicum autumn 2009
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2009, 08:54:48 PM »
Mike, fantastic pics of your plants. I hope you show us "only" pics, because the time of WATERLILY and C. spec. ALBUM will came some days later. But C. x agrippinum is blooming here in this moment. Nurseries have their own problems.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 08:56:41 PM by Hagen Engelmann »
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