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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #165 on: November 29, 2018, 05:16:27 PM »
Kettle on every day at 3pm, Angela!! !!

Sounds great to me  ;D ;D ;D

Angie  :)
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #166 on: November 29, 2018, 08:44:28 PM »
N. 'Craigton Chorister' is in flower here too! My first watering was not made until mid-October, some 6 weeks after Ian's first storm. Interesting that it made no difference to flowering date! Temperature cues are likely to be more important than moisture. I've not measured it, but could try if the wind ever dies down!
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #167 on: December 05, 2018, 12:11:33 PM »
The Bulb Log continues to flower through the dark days of winter.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Dec051544008114BULB_LOG_4918.pdf
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #168 on: December 06, 2018, 04:30:39 PM »
What a beautiful small narcissus, Ian! I hadn’t ever grown the “petticoat” types, but ordered ‘Julia Jane’ after seeing photos of yours and the other rock gardeners’ last season. I’m excited to see it bloom in person.

Thanks for sharing the ongoing process of selecting and growing on a cultivar, too. It’s something I’ve never read much about, and I find it very interesting.

Perhaps what I mean to say is thank you for continuing to speak to comparative beginners, too. :)
Kelly Jones
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #169 on: December 07, 2018, 10:39:17 AM »
What a beautiful small narcissus, Ian! I hadn’t ever grown the “petticoat” types, but ordered ‘Julia Jane’ after seeing photos of yours and the other rock gardeners’ last season. I’m excited to see it bloom in person.

Thanks for sharing the ongoing process of selecting and growing on a cultivar, too. It’s something I’ve never read much about, and I find it very interesting.

Perhaps what I mean to say is thank you for continuing to speak to comparative beginners, too. :)

Thank you Kelly hopefully you will  get some seed from your ‘Julia Jane’ then you can start for yourself the process of growing and selecting bulbs from seed. Growing bulbs from seed should carry a warning that it becomes addictive because the excitement you feel when you first flower a bulb you have raised from seed never diminishes.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #170 on: December 12, 2018, 10:46:55 AM »
Opening with a still life I am reminded that time does not stand still click the link to find out why I am looking back through sixteen years of Bulb Logs.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Dec121544609297BULB_LOG_5018.pdf
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #171 on: December 19, 2018, 12:10:32 PM »
 This Bulb Log looks at the 'Craigton' Cultivars and could be sub titled here is one I made earlier.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Dec191545221205BULB_LOG_5118.pdf
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« Reply #172 on: December 19, 2018, 04:11:01 PM »
The final picture in today's bulb log is so beautiful! So are all of your Erythroniums. :)
I also liked your Corydalis 'Craigton Red', besides nice flowers above foliage, it has very pretty foliage, so small-leaved, I don't know the correct word in English. Its foliage lookes more like C.kusnetzovii- hybrids or C.wendelboi, or C.vittae foliage, but flowers so red like with C.solida.
C.'Craigton Blue' is the most famous of blue Corydalis at least here. It seems that when there is a C.flexuosa -hybrid blue Corydalis for sale, it's name is always 'Craigton Blue'. I have three plants bought here with that name, and all of them flower earlier than your real CB even when they are grown in the same bed, so they must be different plants than the original. There are also differences in the foliage, but for most people here all blue Corydalis are the same. :o
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #173 on: December 26, 2018, 11:58:02 AM »
Looking back through 2018 is the theme of the last Bulb Log of the year........


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Dec261545824994BULB_LOG_5218.pdf
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 12:52:49 PM by Ian Y »
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« Reply #174 on: December 26, 2018, 10:04:21 PM »
Ian, I am silent mostly, but be assured that my respect and gratitude continues to grow with time.  Your knowledge, thoughts, theories, art, design, photography and writing weave a cohesive and easy to read content.  A simple Thank you is quite inadequate, but it will have to do.  And thank you, also, to everyone that makes this project possible.

I really like the review theme to your Bulb Logs at the end of the years.  Especially since you include the covers of the previous logs, it jogs one's memories.  For instance, you have prompted a question in my mind:

In Bulb Log 07 ( http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Feb141518606975BULB_LOG_0718.pdf ) you had hope to get better seed set by keeping your potted Eranthis pinnatifida outside, instead in the greenhouse during flowering.  Were you successful?
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #175 on: December 27, 2018, 11:23:32 AM »
Ian, I am silent mostly, but be assured that my respect and gratitude continues to grow with time.  Your knowledge, thoughts, theories, art, design, photography and writing weave a cohesive and easy to read content.  A simple Thank you is quite inadequate, but it will have to do.  And thank you, also, to everyone that makes this project possible.

I really like the review theme to your Bulb Logs at the end of the years.  Especially since you include the covers of the previous logs, it jogs one's memories.  For instance, you have prompted a question in my mind:

In Bulb Log 07 ( http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Feb141518606975BULB_LOG_0718.pdf ) you had hope to get better seed set by keeping your potted Eranthis pinnatifida outside, instead in the greenhouse during flowering.  Were you successful?

Rick,
thank you for your very kind words of appreciation. The reason I continue writing the Bulb Log is because of the encouragement I receive through the many ways we can communicate these days including when I am out and about.

In answer to your question no I did not get very much seed on the Eranthis pinnatifida this year but that was entirely down to the long period of freezing and very windy conditions at that time of year . The plants did grow on for longer than they would under glass so I hope they are now stronger I hope for better success and more favourable weather in 2019
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #176 on: December 27, 2018, 10:27:44 PM »
Thanks, Ian.  I should have remembered the terrible and long suffering "spring" you all had in Europe this year.

Much Hope, Good Luck and Success for the New Year!
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #177 on: December 31, 2018, 05:56:59 PM »
Thank you so much for another wonderful year of Bulb Logs, Ian. I always recommend them to beginners wanting to know more about growing bulbs, but your inquiring mind and refusal to accept 'received wisdom' is an inspiration to experienced growers as well.
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