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Ian Y

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Bulb Log 2020
« on: January 01, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
Best wishes to all for the New Year.

Click the link for the first Bulb Log of 2020 where at last the Narcissus flowers are opening.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan011577876309BULB_LOG_0120.pdf



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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 01:52:14 PM »
Happy 2020, Ian :)
I'm so pleased you mentioned my potted narcissus in your Bulb Log released on the New Year's Day :D Thank you!
Now I'm looking for an early flowering deep yellow for breeding ;D
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 05:58:03 PM »
looking forward to yet another year's Bulb Logs Ian.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 11:39:54 AM »
The early signs of spring are all around as I continue to  prepare the garden for the mass flowering of the bulbs. Click the link for this week's Bulb Log.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan081578478299BULB_LOG_0220.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 11:16:43 AM »
This Bulb Log explains why you should be growing bulbs from seed.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan151579086230BULB_LOG_0320.pdf


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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 11:23:44 AM »
See more forms of Eranthis pinnatifida and Narcissus in this week's Bulb Log.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan221579691259BULB_LOG_0420.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 11:19:59 AM »
Feast yourself on Narcissus in this Bulb Log plus signs of an early spring in the garden.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan291580296555BULB_LOG_0520.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 11:19:16 AM »
In this Bulb Log  a white wave of Snowdrops is washing across the garden, click the link below.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Feb051580901127BULB_LOG_0620.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 03:15:22 PM »
This  weekend Ian is in Grunberg, Germany,   at the  ISU International Hardy Plant Union  Conference - he's  onstage  now  it  seems, from these  FB posts  by ISU .....




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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 05:14:34 PM »
Eranthis pinnatifida, an albino form. Ex. Japan, Okayama, Takahashi, Bicchū.
In contrast to Ian’s pinkish eranthis with dark leaves and red stems on the Bulb Log, the albino form lacks of any pigments in its body ;)
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 12:00:48 PM »
This Bulb Log  includes a report from the ISU Winterdays Conference in Grünberg and my first walk in the garden and the bulb houses in five days...........


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Feb121581508498BULB_LOG_0720.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 01:12:45 PM »
Eranthis pinnatifida, an albino form. Ex. Japan, Okayama, Takahashi, Bicchū.
In contrast to Ian’s pinkish eranthis with dark leaves and red stems on the Bulb Log, the albino form lacks of any pigments in its body ;)

Tatsuo there are so many forms of this beautiful species thank you for sharing.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 09:09:53 PM »
I was interested to read Ian’s comments about the snowdrops which are all so similar. It can be so difficult to distinguish  one from another similar bulb. Just plant out in garden and enjoy without name labels.

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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2020, 04:47:45 AM »
Ian,

Eight or so years ago you wrote that you were crossing Green Flake and Don Armstrong to develop a lot of new poculiform snowdrops.  Has that project worked out well?

Diane

It might be too soon to tell. In 2010 I hybridized two pocs and finally one of the seedlings has a bud.  I won't know if it is a poc until it opens.  Snowdrops sure take a long time from seed.
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Re: Bulb Log 2020
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 01:51:48 PM »
Ian,

Eight or so years ago you wrote that you were crossing Green Flake and Don Armstrong to develop a lot of new poculiform snowdrops.  Has that project worked out well?

Diane

It might be too soon to tell. In 2010 I hybridized two pocs and finally one of the seedlings has a bud.  I won't know if it is a poc until it opens.  Snowdrops sure take a long time from seed.


No Diane, I am afraid that Green Flake did not like our garden it disappeared and Don Armstrong is not doing that well. A number of snowdrops, mostly involving Galanthus elwesii have not survived in our garden and weather.
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