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David Nicholson

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Wisley Log 08-26 April 2010
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:51:09 PM »
Lovely stuff Paul. You say that the Lachanalias are the latest of your South African bulbs to flower and I wonder if you still start them into growth at the beginning of September? Do you keep them frost free?
David Nicholson
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Re: Wisley Log 08-26 April 2010
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 04:38:50 PM »
Hi David,
Yes I do start all my South African bulbs into growth in September and keep them all forst-free. It is only some of the Lachenalia that flower this late, other species flower much earlier. Actually, the very last thing to flower for me is usually Ornithogalum dubium

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Re: Wisley Log 08-26 April 2010
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 01:14:10 PM »
Another wonderful issue Paul !
The Polonium viscosum is absolutely superb !
I once saw it "live", I believe in the Beartooth Range in the US, fell in love with it and have been looking for it ever since.
Unfortunately, on every occasion when I ordered it from a seed exchange I ended up with the much larger Polemonium caeruleum....  :'( :'( :'(
So if ever it were to set seed..  ;)
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Re: Wisley Log 08-26 April 2010
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 08:47:35 AM »
Luc;

Send your address, I should have some old seeds and/or a couple of cuttings for you.
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