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Early January 2007
« on: January 01, 2007, 10:08:51 AM »
Hi All

I trust there are not too many hangovers lurking!

Not a lot happening in the garden so thought I would start a January thread with some flowers in my conservatory.

With best wishes for 2007

John
« Last Edit: January 01, 2007, 10:16:48 AM by KentGardener »
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 12:32:05 PM »
variegated Clivias?
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 02:54:53 PM »
yep - I think they have a lot more 'year round interest' than the standard green ones.  The one in flower is not variegated though.

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007, 03:13:10 PM »
What colour is it on the flowers of the variegated? I was also a bit surpised of seeing a variegated clivia. Are they blooming as frequently as others and do they get more light?

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2007, 03:21:28 PM »
Thanks for opening the January page John.
I just went out in the garden in the dying light to picture what is in flower in the open garden.

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The ever reliable Jasmine nudiflorum

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Another great winter shrub with great scent is Viburnum.

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The first Hamamelis flowers are just emerging.

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A hardy little cyclamen of the florist's variety is still flowering even after -6C last week.

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Last nights strong winds knocked this old pine tree over cracking the pot.
Now I have to either repair the pot or repot it.
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2007, 04:05:45 PM »
Hi Joakim

the variegated Clivias have been mostly raised from seed and have not yet flowered (one of them was an offset from a rather nicely patterned plant that had very good symmetrical variegation).  I hope that 2 of the plants are large enough to flower next year (this year?!...) and are likely to be orange.  When they do flower I shall post pictures of the flowers, but there is no guarantee that the flower will be that great - it is for the beautiful foliage that I have given these plants space in my, very small, conservatory.

Most were as the result of breeding carried out by a grower in Sussex (if the seed parent (mother) is a variegated plant then there is a very good chance that the offspring will also be variegated - though how strong or symmetrical the variegation is obviously rather unpredictable).

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2007, 04:25:16 PM »
Hi Geebo

I did notice when you posted that you had used { rather than [ as the opening bracket for each attachment.  The system seems to have realised there was an error and replaced them with a load of other info.  You may be able to sort it out by modifying the post and making sure that both the opening and closing brackets for each 'in line' attachment are ] or [.

Do I see the same variegated aspidistra in your Clivia picture?

My 'conservatory' is really more of a glorified 'lean to' - but seats 2 comfortably (4 if pushed) and has enough room to squeeze in as many plants as possible!

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John
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007, 01:33:06 PM »
A few shots of my Sternbergia lutea and St. sicula in winter. One sees the size difference of the leaves between the two species.

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 04:49:44 PM »
Dionysias are traditionally one of first flowering plants here in my alpine house. This Dionysia bazoftica 'T4Z-135/Clone 1' is very early. The flowering is not very spectacular.

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 06:48:55 PM »
Ok, Going to try To clean up the mess I made Yesterd  :'(
Hi Everyone,great to see some colors send in to the forum in the new year to bring some light to the dark day`s.As you say John not too much to see after the storms and continius rain for the last weeks,just seen a few snowdrops,playing peeping tom making an effort to open up by next week.One Hell Niger just one week to late to be a Xmas rose
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Betty Ranicar as shown before is now fully open and reveal her beauty
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hope to do some hybridising with her later.
found a nice picotee in bud with nice markings,first time flowering
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Seen a hepatica nob in flower today to.Great to have a conservatory he John,it is great to dabble away in the cold season he.here is ours
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Ian I love your crocuses and narc when visiting your logb,Im going to spent to much time on it I can feel it.cheers to all and thanks for the patience.
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 08:07:21 PM »
Not spectacular? If those Dionysia flowers are even half way true to colour, they are incredible. Superb!
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2007, 08:25:55 AM »
I agree with Lesley Jozef !  This is a great Dionysia ! Calling it not spectacular is quite an understatement !
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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2007, 11:54:44 AM »
Sjef is far to modest,why don't you tell us the trick instead of tantalize me? I have  a Dionysia heterotricha that 's on it's way to plantheaven, D. aretioides with (2) flowers, the same for D. iranshara. Moreover propagating was unsuccesfull in 2006 ! My score is near to negative, please count your blessings Mr.Lemmens. Wishing all  plantspeople a great GARDENINGYEAR   J

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2007, 01:14:00 PM »
Hi All

have just taken a photograph of the Galanthus Elsesii Comet that has been flowering for the last week or so.

regards

John

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Re: Early January 2007
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2007, 07:42:39 PM »
Hi John,
Thats a nice picture of that Gal- comet,hope to show some next week,there are lots of buts showing right know.
The weather has been very mild for the last days.
Yes the variegated plant is an Aspidistra,the plant was giving to me some years ago,most of the ofprings by devision are not variegated at all,just showing a slight shading mark  of the leaves,I think the plant is having a virus in the gene.
Our conservatory is not to big either John, a lot of pollinating my helleborus is done in there,you know,no breese,no insects to cross my paths  ;) :'(
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