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Author Topic: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere  (Read 5175 times)

Lesley Cox

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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2011, 11:15:57 PM »
I understood Proteas liked peaty soil, though I don't grow any myself.

Bill's Chrysanthemum is like some of the recent Osteospermum cultivars with quill-like petals.
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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2011, 06:28:13 AM »
Here it is today after 24 hours of torrential rain.
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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2011, 03:03:31 PM »
I've seen that flower type before but not on a chrysanthemum. [/i].

There are Osteospermum varieties with very similar flowers sold for some years.

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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011, 06:31:59 PM »
'Whirligig' and 'Pink Whirls' are two of them.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 11:09:40 PM »
I was trying to think of 'Whirligig' when I posted that note. It was named as such by Terry Hatch of Auckland (Pukekohe) when he bred and released it years ago then someone in the UK called it something else.
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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2011, 11:24:14 PM »
Wouldn't be surprised  at all if that one got a lot of money from Terry's plant.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2011, 01:15:37 PM »
The first of the Iris species to start off the season is a charming NZ selection of the Iris unguicularis Purple Trinity which I acquired from a local member of our BoP Iris group.
Another interesting early flowering hybrid is the Narcissus viridiflorus X Narcissus Seadream, seedling,  a fertile, standard daffodil with a green corona, a welcome, charming early addition to this time of the season,, with the same powerfull delicate perfume of the species.
I have saved more pollen to make more crosses later, hopefully with some of the fertile, smaller species.
Not a bad start, wouldn't you agree Anthony,

Thanks Lesley and Alberto for the helpful info regarding the Chrysanthemum.

Iris unguicularis Purple Trinity
Narcissus viridiflorus seedling
Narcissus viridiflorus seedling (closeup)
« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 01:31:41 PM by Tecophilaea King »
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Re: May 2011 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2011, 12:56:20 AM »
I would say a ****** good start! You are really teasing us Bill. ;D
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