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fermi de Sousa

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006, 01:08:30 AM »
Hi Mark,
Is that lonicera fragrantissima? Ours doesn't usually lose its foliage so doesn't look as impressive. i notice on the galanthus thread that you seem to have re-modelled your yard, have you added a sand-bed?
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2006, 01:14:46 AM »
Fermi, I think Mark said his lonicera is x purpusii. I don't grow it so I'm not sure!
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2006, 08:06:36 AM »
It was bought as Lonicera x purpusii but I'm open to opinions. Fermi I dont have a sand bed as such but the reason the cats like my garden is the top few inches in a mulch of grit sand from a local quarry. It's not sand and it's not grit very dark brown brown when dry and black when wet.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2006, 08:10:03 AM by mark smyth »
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2007, 12:13:08 PM »
Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill' is now fully open and smells great
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2007, 10:47:05 PM »
Yes, the daphnes are well into bloom now. Actually, I hadn't noticed the bloom but caught the scent in the garden. The 'ordinary' Daphne bholua is flowering better than D. b. 'Jacqueline Postil' and, indeed, of the two here in my garden, I prefer it. Perhaps this is because it is an older and much bigger plant and came as a gift from a friend. 

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2007, 05:04:51 PM »
Mark, your Lonicera purpusii looks right and here is mine, which has been flowering for ages also. It still has leaves on part of the shrub where it has a little more protection.
The last picture, a detail, looks yellower because of the background but it is white to the eye.

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2007, 11:25:22 PM »
when I see this Lonicera at snowdrop dos it's always looking good in February. Mine is well past it now
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2007, 06:41:54 PM »
This Alstroemeria needs to be told what month it is
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