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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2018, 07:43:57 PM »
It can sometimes be a real shock to find certain plants on offer  for sale in a garden centre- or even a supermarket!  Case of being  in the right place at the right time, David!
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2018, 08:03:39 PM »
Nice to see your Leucojum in flower Ian. Last April I bought small pots of L. vernum and L. v. carpathicum from Beth Chatto's nursery which I later planted in the garden, both are just showing noses. A couple of weeks ago I bought a 2 Ltr pot of L. vernum from a local Garden Centre (a surprising purchase opportunity?) and these have also been planted in the garden and are showing about 2" noses.

I love Leucojums David we only have a few early flowers just now but in a few weeks we should have lots of them in flower.
You are wise to buy them when ever you get the chance.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2018, 11:33:35 AM »
There is no time like the present in Bulb Log 0818



http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Feb211519212603BULB_LOG_0818.pdf
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2018, 12:16:05 PM »
Thanks Ian, to remember me to bring my Eranthis pinnatifida to a protected place. We will have frost below -10C next week.
The trick with the glass is sometimes better than bringing the pot to a warmer place, especially when the plants have rooted out of the pot.

I did not know that it is so easy to split a Haberlea clumb. I will do this too, later in the year.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2018, 02:39:29 PM »
Thanks Ian, to remember me to bring my Eranthis pinnatifida to a protected place. We will have frost below -10C next week.
The trick with the glass is sometimes better than bringing the pot to a warmer place, especially when the plants have rooted out of the pot.

I did not know that it is so easy to split a Haberlea clumb. I will do this too, later in the year.

Yes because so often the roots grow out pot into the sand plunge so I do not like moving them around, it does make photographing them difficult sometimes but always the plants come first.

Hope nothing suffers in the frosts we are also forecast to have a colder period.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2018, 12:04:50 PM »
Lots of flowers to enjoy and jobs to do in this Bulb Log.


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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2018, 10:17:23 PM »
lots of nice photos under the sunny scottish sky (not anymore  ;))
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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2018, 10:09:25 AM »
lots of nice photos under the sunny scottish sky (not anymore  ;))

Yann, the sun is shining briefly between the snow showers but all the Galanthus have collapsed to the ground to survive the bitter cold made worse by the strong easterly winds.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2018, 10:59:59 PM »
indeed the strong cold wind gonna affect several plants in the garden, i also fear for the 1-2 years old bulbils in the frozen compost.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2018, 11:20:23 AM »
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2018, 10:01:45 AM »
I love the structure big rhododendrons give to your garden. Most of the ones you grow are not hardy enough to grow here or they don't grow so big, but there is R.brachycarpum var tigerstedtii and cultivars with it as a parent which can become large also here, and with your garden in mind I have been growing them (from seed) so that someday there would be big rhodos also in my garden.  :)
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2018, 03:50:00 PM »
Leena,  Rhododendron smirnowii reaches a good size and is VERY hardy.  I also have a R. taliense x lacteum which is  hardy in a cold spot.  Also, my pet R. bureauvii can take a lot  of cold - it  rolls its leaves and feels cold  but  survives.  I hope you can source some of these to add to your garden.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2018, 11:00:17 AM »
Maggi, thank you. :) Of course, R.smirnowii is hardy also here! I forgot about it. I don't have the pure species growing, but I have some seedlings with it as a parent (though the other parents are smaller rhododendrons). R.bureavii is not hardy enough to grow here, even in the warmest part of Finland in the south west archipelago it is not doing so well, but some say that R.bureavioides is more hardy, and I have two seedlings of it growing. I love Taliense section rhododendrons with indumentum, and I have a small R.adenogynum which I hope will grow to be a beautiful plant. I have also small two year old plants of R.taliense, they grow really slowly. My biggest plant with nice leaves is ten years old R.balfourianum var aganniphoides and it's been completly hardy so far. I have great hopes for it. :)
Growing rhododendrons from seed is quite slow process, but I have learned a lot about them in the meantime.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2018, 11:45:22 AM »
The yellow river rises as the white wave flows across the garden while Crocus bring strong colour.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2018, 12:42:22 PM »
Rivers of gold and silver flowing in Aberdeen!
Well done, Ian!
Your cobblestone bed looks like it is working at keeping the bulbs safe from varmints
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