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mark smyth

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Asphodelus acaulis
« on: August 23, 2016, 03:01:11 PM »
After seeing Ian's Asphodelus acaulis in the blogs I jumped at the chance to buy some from Julian's Desirable plants stand. I know I saw Ian repotting his recently in a bulb log but I now cant find it.

What potting mix? Water now because they are already producing leaves?
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Re: Asphodelus acaulis
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 04:04:21 PM »
Splitting and repotting :  www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jul271469615844BULB_LOG_3016.pdf

Potted using our standard mix.....
Potting compost recipe 2607http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2007/260607/log.htmlPotting mix, loam-free 2405   http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2005/140605/log.html
 
Repotting  4906http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2006/061206/log.html

www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Apr241366826275BULB_LOG_1713.pdf for Asphodelus acaulis flowers
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 03:41:41 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Asphodelus acaulis
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 05:21:29 PM »
Thanks Maggi
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Re: Asphodelus acaulis
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 05:25:40 PM »
Thanks Maggi

 Cheers Mark - you can give it a water when you pot it, by the way.....
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Re: Asphodelus acaulis
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 07:56:47 PM »
A good idea. It is such a nice species. My plant was outside and nearly died after flowering and fruiting. Now I have four seedlings and hope to get a mature plant again.
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Re: Asphodelus acaulis
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 10:32:33 PM »
Splitting a mature potted clump is quite an exercise. Normally in the alpine house, I had a "plant" outside all summer and thought it about time I looked at dividing it. Very brittle and very congested. From a 6/7" pot I got 3 clumps with 3 growths, 1 single and 4 single growths with few roots, plus a large clump of roots with no obvious growing points. I did it under water but it was still very difficult.
After 4 weeks the root clump now has 2 growths, and all the rest look OK, so far. Never had any seed on it that I am aware of.
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Re: Asphodelus acaulis
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 10:40:37 PM »
Panicked with my two. After potting all leaves of one died off but today I saw there are new leaves coming up
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