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Author Topic: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 10716 times)

Hoy

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2020, 06:56:07 AM »
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'


Very nice, David!
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2020, 05:58:12 PM »
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
That's a real cracker!
MINIONS! I need more minions!
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2020, 06:27:06 PM »
Super colour, David.
Indeed, this cultivar is not common here
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2020, 09:10:52 PM »
Miniature Gardens:
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climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #49 on: February 29, 2020, 09:57:33 AM »
A showy presentation Rudi!. Are the troughs (the upper ones) made of 'Hypertufa' ?

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #50 on: February 29, 2020, 11:00:11 AM »
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Hi Rudi,
those are all wonderful! Are the last two made by drilling out small boulders? Are the planting holes drained?
cheers
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #51 on: February 29, 2020, 06:49:34 PM »
A lovely healthy clump of Narcissus cyclamineus growing in a peat block in Jens Birck's Copenhagen garden last week.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2020, 08:19:51 PM »
@Gerd, the troughs are from a colored cement mixture, I bought them
about 25 years ago and they are still in a good shape.
@Fermi,the blocks were the present of my brother in law and his wife
and were practically a waste product from a craftsman who makes
stone balls from local marble. For these he uses the cylinders which
he drills with a core drill from the stones. www.kugelmuehle-neidlingen.de
@John, the clump of Narc.cyclamineus is a dream!
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2020, 10:56:09 AM »
Rudi,
Thank you for the reply!

Gerd
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2020, 04:31:22 PM »
Not much sun yet but the spring is gradually unfolding its content. Realized it is March, not February!

Shortia uniflora, not yet fully open but soon.....

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Soldanella alpina first flower this year.

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Heloniopsis orientalis white form.

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Rhododendron barbatum. First truss ever of this in my garden.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2020, 12:05:01 AM »
Not much sun yet but the spring is gradually unfolding its content. Realized it is March, not February!

Nice Trond! I wished the spring would realize it is March for us as well!
Another beautiful Rhodo for your collection :) I'm happy but surprised that Soldanella escaped your army of slugs. In my garden, if there is even 1 slug it will head for Soldanella (and any Gypsophila). They seem to have a special affinity for them.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2020, 06:35:13 AM »
Thanks Gabriela!

But I would rather wait for the spring if we could get more sun. It has rained (or snowed in the mountains) more or less each and every day since August. The winter has been the warmest in 120 year (as long as it is recorded). The glaciers have gotten more snow than in 20 years so they will grow rather than shrink this year.

The Soldanella and Shortia is planted in an old sink on four legs so it is a bit harder for the slugs and snails to find them :)
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2020, 11:28:42 AM »
It has rained (or snowed in the mountains) more or less each and every day since August. The winter has been the warmest in 120 year (as long as it is recorded). The glaciers have gotten more snow than in 20 years so they will grow rather than shrink this year.

It is the same here. A lot of rain and temperatures from December to end of February have been 5-6 degrees C above the average in south of Finland.  The same seems to continue in March and we have early spring.  :)
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2020, 07:56:25 AM »
Leena, interesting. The weather has changed to a more normal pattern in S Norway and we even got some snow, quite a bit in the east, much less in the west. The forecast looks more normal for the season also.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2020, 12:12:58 AM »
Thanks Gabriela!

But I would rather wait for the spring if we could get more sun. It has rained (or snowed in the mountains) more or less each and every day since August. The winter has been the warmest in 120 year (as long as it is recorded). The glaciers have gotten more snow than in 20 years so they will grow rather than shrink this year.

The Soldanella and Shortia is planted in an old sink on four legs so it is a bit harder for the slugs and snails to find them :)

Forgot to answer :) Very smart planting the Soldanella up, I thought about making a container for small/slug attractive plants.

Sun is in big demand here as well Trond and Leena and actually, even here the winter has been milder, with the exception of February. In January it rained all month long! it was much colder in November than in December and January.


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