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mark smyth

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BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« on: March 19, 2014, 04:09:08 PM »
Just a dronefly in the tulip flower. It has a shiny body. The Narcissus fly is hairy

Stand out plants in the blog - Trillium ovatum maculosum and the tall yellow Frit  :o
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Re: BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 04:16:45 PM »
Just a dronefly in the tulip flower. It has a shiny body. The Narcissus fly is hairy

Stand out plants in the blog - Trillium ovatum maculosum and the tall yellow Frit  :o

 Thank goodness for that, Mark - we thought you'd know for sure. Ian didn't catch the fly.

Those two plants are probably my favourites as well  :D
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Re: BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 08:32:50 AM »
The Crocus scardicus MUST be among my top 3 Crocus !   :o :o :o
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BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 12:42:25 PM »
Thanks for  identifying the fly for me Mark, I knew it was not a bee but was not sure what it was so am relived to learn it is a dronefly.

Luc I think Crocus scardicus would be in all croconuts top 5 a pity it is not easier for most to grow.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 06:43:36 PM by Ian Y »
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Re: BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 09:45:23 PM »
Ian, I know it has been said many times before but thanks again for taking the time and effort on the blog, it is appreciated and inspirational; it certainly stimulated my own (modest) bulb collection.
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Re: BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 10:01:37 AM »
Thank you Frazer for your kind words and support, it is always good and encouraging to hear that there are people out there who appreciate what I do.
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Re: BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 09:10:05 AM »
Your log must be unique Ian.
Superb photography & hands on practical advice............... & as Frazer said inspirational.
I always look forward to the next one!
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Re: BULB LOG 12 - 19th March 2014
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 10:43:06 AM »
I agree I never miss one. It has certainly spread the "disease" of bulb growing with me. Thanks for all your efforts
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