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Author Topic: Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011  (Read 2123 times)

Brian Ellis

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Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011
« on: March 02, 2011, 05:25:06 PM »
What a wonderful plant that Tchihatchewia isatidea is Paul, such a marvellous movement in the centre (before the rot)!
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Re: Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 09:15:10 PM »
ZZ and I were just emailing about this plant the other day... he was sowing seed of it.     Here it is in previous log of Paul's, in flower ....
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/wisley/2008/130508/log.html
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Re: Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 09:39:13 PM »
Wow, what a weird thing!
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Re: Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 09:47:05 PM »
The resting rosette is structurally pleasing but I can't get too excited about a large hairy brassica.... ZZ can.... and looks forward to it growing on the Beauty Slope at Karlik.   8)
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Re: Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 10:04:39 PM »
Yes I think the rosette is the more aesthetic stage of it's growth ;)
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Re: Wisley Log 2 Mar 2011
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 03:42:35 PM »
Probably worth noting that the hairs on the plant are semi-stiff and quite irritating.

I planted some in the sandbeds last year and all of these (covered in winter) have survived without rotting in the middle. Perhaps they just need more air movement than they get inside.

If anyone wants to try it from seed, I have lots to spare, just ask. It's not worth sowing it now until next winter (unless you can give it a good freeze!) but old seed seems to germinate well so the delay shouldn't matter much

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