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Lesley Cox

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« on: December 01, 2010, 11:14:16 PM »
Some oddments in flower now. The iris is in long grass but still flowering happily and looking good with the sunlight through the grass. It always sets good seed which comes true to size and colour, so let me know if you'd like some.
Iris douglasiana dwarf form
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Sedum pilosum in a raised bed. This is monocarpic but I never need to resow it, there are always some seedlings to take over from the dying plants.
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Jasminum parkeri which is spreading about by stolons
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Silene hookeri ssp bolanderi. This is grown from Mr C. Booker's seed, thanks Cliff.
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« Last Edit: December 01, 2010, 11:16:46 PM by Lesley Cox »
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 11:24:34 PM »
Myosotis capitata in a trough
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Myosotis 'Hokonui,' a hybrid between M. capitata and M. uniflora, a tiny, yellow-flowered bun-like mat.
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In the same trough, a Saponaria seedling between S. pumilio (syn pulvinaris) and S. lutea
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and Saponaria lutea itself
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 11:31:17 PM »
A couple of years ago Fermi sent me some seed of a Dianthus. Here are two of the seedlings.
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Dianthus alpinus albus
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and finally, a little cactus from the supermarket. Of the 7 I bought, this is the 5th to flower, all different colours which is nice. Another bud is developing as well.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 12:53:09 AM »
lots of colour :)
this little cactus looks like an Aylostera, commonly included in genus Rebutia now
west central alberta, canada; 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 06:23:34 AM »
A couple of years ago Fermi sent me some seed of a Dianthus. Here are two of the seedlings.

So glad they've flowered for you, Lesley.
The second one looks similar to the parent which makes a lovely fringed, circular flower.
cheers
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 10:01:01 AM »
Very nice picture Dave, try saving a few seeds please if possible, use to grow it, would love to try again, Thanks

No problems Bill
Might even be able to provide you with a bulb later on as well.
Cheers dave.

Thanks Dave, look forward to whatever you have to spare.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 10:36:34 AM »
Recieved my paper copy of the SRGC seedlist yesterday, but did my seed order online last week. Hallelujah.
All done and dusted. From another addict
Bill Dijk in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 10:38:18 AM »
Thanks for the colourful displays Southerners !!  It helps to keep our (frozen) moral high !  ;D ;D

Lovely fringed Dianthus Lesley and the Silene hookeri ssp bollanderi looks wonderful as well !
Keep 'em coming !!  

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 11:25:19 AM »
Leslie,

I really like the way you intersperse your photos with text. So much more easier to read than having to flip back to a list of plant names.

How do you do that? do you post with one picture and then modify and add another? I can't figure it out. Please help.  ???:) :) :)
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 11:32:34 AM »
Maren,
 I'll contact you.... but look in the HELP pages (accessed from the top row of option buttons near the top of each page) for all details....
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 11:55:09 AM »
Leslie

Some lovely pictures, love your Silene hookeri  8), keep saying it but love white flowers.
Thanks for showing.

Angie :)
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 01:26:35 PM »
My morning constitutional took me past two more of my favorite plants:

One of my seed-grown Lilium cultivars with huge, highly scented flowers;
and a Phalaenopsis hybrid given to me as a tiny, deflasked seedling.

Both plants suffer great neglect, but still have the grace to reward me with an annual display of colour!
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 07:53:53 PM »
Maren, I'm sure Maggi will explain it better than I can but it's really simple once you remember to put a square bracket rather than a curly or curved one. Sometimes it won't work for me and I get a message in the posted text that I did it wrong or haven't got access but I just do it all again and it's OK.

My printed seedlist arrived last night and I'll use that. For some reason I have felt quite intimidated by the online version this year. I don't think it's reasonable to expect a member to note a password back in July when the journal comes, and remember it for months until the seedlist is online.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 09:14:26 PM »


My printed seedlist arrived last night and I'll use that. For some reason I have felt quite intimidated by the online version this year. I don't think it's reasonable to expect a member to note a password back in July when the journal comes, and remember it for months until the seedlist is online.
I'm sorry you feel that way, Lesley. The idea of having the password in the journal was that it was thought that people were more likely to have the Journal to hand to check the password if they wanted to order without the paper list than to  find the yearbook or Secretary's pages, which an awful lot of people seem not to read anyway or throw out.  It's a simple way to add to the security of members only ordering.
As it is, there are a lot of folk who contact me for both a note of their membership number and the password and that's fine.... though I am glad not all the thousands of members do that.  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2010, 07:52:06 AM »
Flowering for the first time for me at present. And very nearly missed.

Must be a way of planting these out so you can see the flowers??