We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).  (Read 5939 times)

WimB

  • always digs deeper...
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2046
  • Country: be
    • Vlaamse Rotsplanten Vereniging
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2009, 06:24:30 PM »
Thanks Robin,

the same flower in the beginning of this year looked quite different  ??? :

Wim Boens - Administrator website VRV (Flemish Rock Garden Society) - Seed exchange manager Crocus Group
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Flemish Rock Garden society (VRV): http://www.vrvforum.be/
Facebook page VRV: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VRV-Vlaamse-Rotsplanten-Vereniging/351755598192270

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10034
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton?
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2009, 06:44:55 PM »
It's a lovely little early light centred Alpine Auricula Wim but regretfully not 'Argus' :(  Here is the description for Argus from the late Mary Robinson's book 'Auriculas for Everyone'

"An excellent white centred variety, in shades of crimson red. It was bred around 1890 by J J Keen of Southampton, England and still wins top prizes when well grown."
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
more enthusiasm than skill-but learning

WimB

  • always digs deeper...
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2046
  • Country: be
    • Vlaamse Rotsplanten Vereniging
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2009, 06:49:52 PM »
It's a lovely little early light centred Alpine Auricula Wim but regretfully not 'Argus' :(  Here is the description for Argus from the late Mary Robinson's book 'Auriculas for Everyone'

"An excellent white centred variety, in shades of crimson red. It was bred around 1890 by J J Keen of Southampton, England and still wins top prizes when well grown."

No that's no crimson red ;D I bought it like that a couple of years ago... I'll check where it came from.
Wim Boens - Administrator website VRV (Flemish Rock Garden Society) - Seed exchange manager Crocus Group
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Flemish Rock Garden society (VRV): http://www.vrvforum.be/
Facebook page VRV: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VRV-Vlaamse-Rotsplanten-Vereniging/351755598192270

johnw

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5086
  • rhodo-galantho-etc-phile
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2009, 07:02:57 PM »

Simon should it be short

Unfortunately short isn't an age thing in humans. I haven't grown a cm in 55 years and am still short. :'(

Lesley, I'm sorry to tell you this but:

According to the U.S. national library of medicine:
"People typically lose about 1 cm (0.4 inches) every 10 years after age 40. Height loss is even greater after 70 years old. In total, you may lose 2.5 cm to 7.5 cm (1 to 3 inches) in height as you age."

Good news Wim!  By the time I'm 90 I should be able to water under the bench with ease.  ;D

johnw
John in coastal Nova Scotia

WimB

  • always digs deeper...
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2046
  • Country: be
    • Vlaamse Rotsplanten Vereniging
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2009, 07:06:36 PM »

Simon should it be short

Unfortunately short isn't an age thing in humans. I haven't grown a cm in 55 years and am still short. :'(

Lesley, I'm sorry to tell you this but:

According to the U.S. national library of medicine:
"People typically lose about 1 cm (0.4 inches) every 10 years after age 40. Height loss is even greater after 70 years old. In total, you may lose 2.5 cm to 7.5 cm (1 to 3 inches) in height as you age."

Good news Wim!  By the time I'm 90 I should be able to water under the bench with ease.  ;D

johnw

LOL  :D
Wim Boens - Administrator website VRV (Flemish Rock Garden Society) - Seed exchange manager Crocus Group
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Flemish Rock Garden society (VRV): http://www.vrvforum.be/
Facebook page VRV: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VRV-Vlaamse-Rotsplanten-Vereniging/351755598192270

Sinchets

  • our Bulgarian connection
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1703
  • On the quest for knowledge.
    • Balkan Rare Plant Nursery
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2009, 07:27:29 PM »
More unexpected late/ early flowers here too
Asphodelus acaulis has become huge after recent rains and is now flowering again.
Venidium 'Zulu Prince' is still flowering despite a week's worth of frosty mornings.
Simon
Balkan Rare Plant Nursery
Stara Planina, Bulgaria. Altitude 482m.
Lowest winter (shade) temp -25C.
Highest summer (shade) temp 35C.

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10034
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton?
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2009, 07:37:17 PM »
Wim, I will have a look through my pictures of my Auriculas and see what I have that might look similar to your plant and post them. Problem is I only took them off my hard drive last week and for the life of me I can't find the CD I transferred them all to.
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
more enthusiasm than skill-but learning

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10034
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton?
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2009, 07:39:23 PM »

Simon should it be short

Unfortunately short isn't an age thing in humans. I haven't grown a cm in 55 years and am still short. :'(

Lesley, I'm sorry to tell you this but:

According to the U.S. national library of medicine:
"People typically lose about 1 cm (0.4 inches) every 10 years after age 40. Height loss is even greater after 70 years old. In total, you may lose 2.5 cm to 7.5 cm (1 to 3 inches) in height as you age."

Good news Wim!  By the time I'm 90 I should be able to water under the bench with ease.  ;D

johnw

... and I'll be able to walk under the bench to do it ;D
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
more enthusiasm than skill-but learning

Giles

  • Prince of Primula
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1551
  • Country: gb
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2009, 07:45:49 PM »
oh well, nothing like a good stir.......( ;D)
(it was micropropagated at one time, and I think this might have resulted in alot of atypical plants being circulated)
South Northants.

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15235
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2009, 11:33:36 PM »
Wim I was about to remark that you had totally wrecked my day but after reading John's post, I see my attitude is all wrong. I'll think of the future in this way, I'll be able to walk under the table when something rolls and comes to rest there, instead of getting down on my arthritic knees. There has to be an upside to aging. :-\
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

WimB

  • always digs deeper...
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2046
  • Country: be
    • Vlaamse Rotsplanten Vereniging
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2009, 08:15:43 AM »
Wim I was about to remark that you had totally wrecked my day but after reading John's post, I see my attitude is all wrong. I'll think of the future in this way, I'll be able to walk under the table when something rolls and comes to rest there, instead of getting down on my arthritic knees. There has to be an upside to aging. :-\

Lesley,

there's an upside to anything, even aging :-\ (when I get there, I'll tell you).

And since I'm an archaeologist I cannot do anything else than quote Agatha Christie on the topic of aging: "There is this about being married to an archaeologist. The older you get, the more interesting you become."  ;)
Wim Boens - Administrator website VRV (Flemish Rock Garden Society) - Seed exchange manager Crocus Group
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Flemish Rock Garden society (VRV): http://www.vrvforum.be/
Facebook page VRV: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VRV-Vlaamse-Rotsplanten-Vereniging/351755598192270

Lvandelft

  • Spy out IN the cold
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3776
  • Country: nl
  • Dutch Master
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2009, 07:03:20 PM »
Yesterday we had a wonderful quiet sunny day here, good for some pictures.
(Now we enjoy some remainders of the depressions coming over from S. England  ::) ::) :(  )


Prunus Pandora 1               
Prunus Pandora cl.     
Althaea                     
Calendula suffruticosa
   halfhardy and flowering almost all year)           
Cotoneaster                     
Hydrangea Annabelle               
Hydrangea Annabelle cl.             
Liquidambar         
Rhaphiolepis umbellata 
and on the raised bed a good looking cushion:
Minuartia

Luit van Delft, right in the heart of the beautiful flowerbulb district, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15235
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2009, 10:16:26 PM »
A lovely sentiment Wim. I'll hold on to it.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

Giles

  • Prince of Primula
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1551
  • Country: gb
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2009, 03:20:13 PM »
Wisley:
Massonia jasminiflora
Massonia pustulata
Ornithogalum
Erigeron aureus 'Canary Bird'
South Northants.

Giles

  • Prince of Primula
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1551
  • Country: gb
Re: November 2009 (Northern Hemisphere).
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2009, 03:23:15 PM »
still alpines:
Petrocosmea rossettifolia
Pelargonium triste
Ranunculus calandrinioides
Rock Garden
South Northants.

 

In Association with Amazon.co.uk