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David Nicholson

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Bulb Log 04/04/07
« on: April 04, 2007, 07:37:55 PM »
Frit pluriflora-what a cracker!!!!!!!

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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 08:38:41 PM »
Ian, amazing plants and pictures !  I admired and enjoyed your unusual collection. Thanks
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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 07:43:16 PM »
Oh, Fritillaria reuteri, the bloom on those blooms!
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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007, 09:31:13 PM »
Fabulous!   My all-time to die for is Narcissus x susannae - I just adore the pristine white with the triandrus shape.  I keep trying the cross but I find it difficult to even get the parents in flower at the same time.  One day ... one day ... 
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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 09:59:15 PM »
Diane, you would need to store the pollen of the N. cantabricus to wait for the triandrus flowers. Worth the effort!
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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 10:22:30 PM »
In the wild I believe N x susannae occurs with its parents near Ciudad Real so N cantabricus and triandrus must overlap flowering times in the wild.   

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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 10:28:21 PM »
Yes, that's right..and we have had them coincide here once or twice, but, for the most part, you'd need to keep the pollen. It is something that can be done for other "tricky" crosses, too. It can be lots of fun to see what arises from an unexpected crossing... often of course, there are only replicants of the parents, then you feel disappointed, until you remember how lovely the original species all are anyway! The fact that sometimes the parents do meet at the right time in the right place is all the excuse Ian needs to try recreating these crosses!  I would like a triandrus that just looks like a triandrus should look, only one that grows and flowers like a weed for many years!!
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Re: Bulb Log 04/04/07
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 10:43:58 PM »
Me too.  ::)
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