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Mike Ireland

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May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« on: May 20, 2024, 08:18:53 PM »
Helichrysum sessilioides on tufa wall.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2024, 08:21:35 PM »
Rosoea humeana alba seedlings. Always come pure white except this odd one with purple.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2024, 08:48:40 PM »
Helichrysum sessilioides on tufa wall.

That's a cracker!!


Rosoea humeana alba seedlings. Always come pure white except this odd one with purple.

White Roscoea humeana is just a perfect flower - love it!
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2024, 09:01:08 PM »
Maggie, the Helichrysum has been there now for 12 years, but this is the best year for the number of flowers.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2024, 09:08:11 PM »
The Helichrysum is magnificent, Mike - must be enjoying the changed weather.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2024, 06:56:24 AM »
The white Roscoea humeana is very beautiful, Mike! I wonder whether the bicoloured one will be stable - it would be an asset!

Escaping the heavy rainfall at home (already 435 mm this year, 126 in May till now), we spend a delightful holiday in dry and sunny southeastern Sweden. These are some pics from Öland.





Anemone sylvestris and Ranunculus bulbosus growing along the roadside.



Ranunculus bulbosus is a common plant here, but variations are rarely found. This is one with 9 petals.



And a semi-double one.

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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2024, 07:19:19 AM »
This year I noticed white-tipped flowers of Adonis vernalis for the first time.





Black-and-Red bug filling up with poison.



A patch in all-gold.  :)

« Last Edit: May 23, 2024, 07:48:42 AM by Mariette »

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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2024, 08:36:02 PM »
Mike and Mariette, many thanks for your pictures. I have never seen such a floriferous plant of
Helichrysum sessilioides like yours. My plant also grows on tufa and I tried several times to grow
cuttings of it at other places, but was not suuccesful.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2024, 08:43:15 PM »
Now flowering:
Dianthus Haematocalyx Nidze Form
Raoulia australis in the alpine house
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2024, 12:18:48 PM »
Thank You, ruweiss! Unfortunately, I own no rock garden, but if, I´d like it to look like this.



Parts of the alvars on Öland are tinted blue by Globularia vulgaris, but white specimen are to be found, too.



I´m not able to grow catsfoot in my garden, though I like the German name Katzenpfötchen. Here are they are growing wild, with male plants side by side.





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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2024, 12:32:12 PM »
At first sight the alvar looks dull, but many orchids feel at home here. The first to flower is Orchis mascula.





Smaller, but very beautiful, Neotinea ustulata follows next.




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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2024, 06:03:28 PM »
What fun to imagine what those Neotinia flowers look like.

Tiny people?  A dog's face with long ears?
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2024, 07:13:42 PM »
Whole universe :)





Dianthus erinaceus var. alpinus

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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2024, 08:55:52 PM »
Self sown Physoplexis comosa growing in a raised bed in alpine house & Sarmienta repens.
Mike
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2024, 06:32:57 PM »
All I can say is "Wow!"
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