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Log 19
« on: May 09, 2012, 08:18:16 PM »
Some glorious photos, Ian. I like the stripy buds on the ornithogalum, and the tropaeolums. Mighty is a word I don't get to use very often, but it is very apt for your cardiocrinum - what a beast!
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Re: Log 19
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 08:54:42 PM »
You've got that one nailed, Anne... that Cardiocrimun stem is already almost fatter than the span of my two hands..... it's one chubby lily!    I feel very warmly towards it.  ;)

 BD apologises for the late arrival of the Log today, by the way... he had some technical issues :P
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Re: Log 19
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 10:39:48 PM »
I bought a similar Ornithogallum at Loughborough show and asked the seller to keep it for me. When I got home I realised I left it behind  :'(
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 10:59:52 AM by Ian Y »
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Re: Log 19
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 10:58:14 AM »
Some glorious photos, Ian. I like the stripy buds on the ornithogalum, and the tropaeolums. Mighty is a word I don't get to use very often, but it is very apt for your cardiocrinum - what a beast!

It is going to be a whopper, already there are three daughter bulbs  around the base which already have substantial leaves.

This is something I have not seen in our garden before - it could be as a result of the even more plentiful supply of moisture from the daily rain.

Most of the Ornithogalums we grow have very similar looking flowers but he leaves and growth habit vary. I like them and as Anne points out most have a contrasting green exterior.

Mark you must improve your memory and stop leaving plants behind.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 11:04:22 AM by Ian Y »
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Re: Log 19
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 01:59:36 PM »
I'm going to have three cardiocrinums flowering this year, Ian but none of them as big as your.  Two of mine also have daughter bulbs at the base with quite big leaves.
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Re: Log 19
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 07:23:41 PM »
Truly inspirational post Ian, 8)

You always seem ahead of the trend :o 8) 8)

I have found that whenever I plant my Frits in the garden they do so much better ( given a reasonable soil environment ).

Please continue to offer more advice on this, as I ( and I'm sure many others ) love to see Frits in a garden environment.

Thanks again.

 


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