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Re: February 2009
« Reply #180 on: February 28, 2009, 10:37:46 PM »
Oh here are a couple of eranthis

E hymalis Flora plena
E guinea gold
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #181 on: February 28, 2009, 10:42:14 PM »
Get your nose down low, Ian... you'll find the Eranthis have a lovely honey scent , as good as the witch hazel but not so powerful 8)
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #182 on: February 28, 2009, 10:47:02 PM »
Ian, before you catch the nasty bug that I had, let me remind you, kindly, that Hamamelis has ONE m not two, i.e. Hamamelis, not Hammamelis. :) See Anne's, Gerd's and my posts above.

It is definitely worth its space. I saw one in Christchurch NZ a couple of years ago which was at least 15 ft high but was underplanted with Eranthis, Cyclamen, snowdrops, trilliums and other things so that the ground was fully utilized quite apart from the witchhazel. It provided light shade when in leaf and kept the ground cool for the little spring-flowering bulbs' summer rest.
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #183 on: February 28, 2009, 11:01:03 PM »
I have H. Arnold Promise.  It is now 14 years old and still only 4ft+ tall, but this year it is starting to look wonderful.  Not as much scent as the species though, from all accounts.  It had only been in the ground two years when it was snapped near the base by our 1998 hurricane.  I used velcro to hold the base together and it rallied, and now looks very strong, but it certainly leans towards the east!
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #184 on: March 01, 2009, 10:29:39 AM »
Get your nose down low, Ian... you'll find the Eranthis have a lovely honey scent , as good as the witch hazel but not so powerful 8)

Quite right Maggi and you can see em better too

Ian, before you catch the nasty bug that I had, let me remind you, kindly, that Hamamelis has ONE m not two, i.e. Hamamelis, not Hammamelis. :) See Anne's, Gerd's and my posts above.

It is definitely worth its space. I saw one in Christchurch NZ a couple of years ago which was at least 15 ft high but was underplanted with Eranthis, Cyclamen, snowdrops, trilliums and other things so that the ground was fully utilized quite apart from the witchhazel. It provided light shade when in leaf and kept the ground cool for the little spring-flowering bulbs' summer rest.

confusing for an old fella eh and I had quite forgot the banter above silly me  ???  :-[

Lesley it is underplanted with lots of things but it is now 20 ft high and competing with a similar sized Acer japonicum aureum (or whatever it is the have decided to call it now)

I have H. Arnold Promise.  It is now 14 years old and still only 4ft+ tall, but this year it is starting to look wonderful.  Not as much scent as the species though, from all accounts.  It had only been in the ground two years when it was snapped near the base by our 1998 hurricane.  I used velcro to hold the base together and it rallied, and now looks very strong, but it certainly leans towards the east!

I was very tempted when I saw Arnold recently so lovely but where will I find the space  ???
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #185 on: March 01, 2009, 07:44:57 PM »
and it rallied, and now looks very strong, but it certainly leans towards the east!

Looking for a star perhaps? :)
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #186 on: March 01, 2009, 08:42:03 PM »
The double eranthis is nice. I hadn't realised aconites were scented, I get on my knees tomorrow and investigate.
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #187 on: March 03, 2009, 08:45:20 AM »
Ian, before you catch the nasty bug that I had, let me remind you, kindly, that Hamamelis has ONE m not two, i.e. Hamamelis, not Hammamelis. :) See Anne's, Gerd's and my posts above.

Lesley !!!
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #188 on: March 03, 2009, 09:02:36 PM »
You win Gote. :)
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #189 on: March 17, 2009, 01:15:56 PM »
Gymnospermium altaicum in flower at the moment.


Very nice, Tony. I wonder how long I'll have to wait for mine to get so full?
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #190 on: March 23, 2009, 05:08:37 PM »
Get your nose down low, Ian... you'll find the Eranthis have a lovely honey scent , as good as the witch hazel but not so powerful 8)

What????
I cannot have my witch hazel in a vase indoors it stinks  :P
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Re: February 2009
« Reply #191 on: March 23, 2009, 05:32:28 PM »
Get your nose down low, Ian... you'll find the Eranthis have a lovely honey scent , as good as the witch hazel but not so powerful 8)

What????
I cannot have my witch hazel in a vase indoors it stinks  :P
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Hmm, yes, I see that point.... I spoke of the Chinese Witch Hazel, Hamamelis mollis.... which has a pleasant scent.  :D
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