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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2007, 01:52:25 PM »
I agree, lovely form - beautiful! :P
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2007, 09:18:07 AM »
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A few photos from last weekend.
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2007, 09:30:44 AM »
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A few more photos.
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2007, 09:39:52 AM »
All eminently drool-worthy. Great pics!!
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2007, 09:58:10 AM »
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A few minor hassles with my photo posting.
Here are the last batch of photos for the moment.
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2007, 07:52:41 PM »
Deeelightful! :D
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2007, 11:11:59 AM »
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Interest appears to be waning somewhat so I had better lift the bar a little since people have had their fill of our 6W-Y's that fade to a creamy white.
The first instalment is of some reverse bicolor seedlings that are even rarer than our 6W-Y's. A mixture of miniatures and small intermediates. There are a few with the gold rims that give them a little extra class.
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2007, 11:15:16 AM »
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A few more photos of some of the other daffodils flowering at the moment.
N. asturiensis vasculonis is one of my favourite species because of its superb form.
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2007, 11:50:35 AM »
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I will end today's posts with my "freak show".
3 of the W-Y 8 petalled seedlings are siblings so I have to conclude that the 8 petals are clearly genetic and stable. We will use these for breeding garden flowers.
The split cup is also genetic and stable. I suspect its pollen would produce split cup seedlings. Pity it was not out when the first split cup flowered.
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2007, 02:00:11 PM »
Graham,

Wow!!  Some corkers in there, that is for sure.  The asturiensis vasculonis as you say is gorgeous, plus particularly of note to me are KB-M-1Y-WWY-2-07 , KB-I-Y-WWY-1-07 inflexing petals , KB-M-6W-Y-22-07 large miniature and that lovely form of cordubensis.  I quite like those 8 petal ones as well.  All very nice, and wonderful pics.  They must look so much better in person too, albeit comparatively smaller than in the pics.  :)  Hopefully I'll get to see some of your beauties at the daff show next month!!
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2007, 02:34:53 PM »
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Many of these miniatures are 2 weeks ahead of schedule. I am sure we will have some nice things for the show but not what you are seeing at the moment. There is still a lot to flower so it should not be a problem.
4 weeks is too long for me to store most miniatures although N. cyclamineus is usually good for 6 weeks.
What is out at the moment is being used for hybridising. I have done some really good crosses. Because I have things out at the same time that have not been out at the same time before I am able to do things I have not been able to do before.
There is one wet program seedling that I am keeping an eye on. Looked to have a tinge of pink to its trumpet.
Graham, Canberra, Australia

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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2007, 09:08:51 PM »
 :o Graham, you are just trying to make us jealous! How can you possibly choose between such a number of babies? Most of us would be over the moon with just one of those, and you have BOXES of them! :-\
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2007, 10:30:41 PM »
KB M 1Y WWY is my favourite
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2007, 10:53:45 PM »
Graham,

I was assuming I must admit that none of these actual flowers would be there at the show next month.  Seeing them in boxes like that is just amazing.  You must have such a sheer volume of flowers there right now.  Mustn't be easy to pick and choose between them, although finding the particular treasures amongst them is then that much more exciting.  ;D
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Re: Daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere - 2007
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2007, 01:49:55 PM »
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Hi
Paul it is quite a sight but alas the only people who get to see it besides ourselves are the quarantine people when they do their in growth inspection (and they get paid for the privilege). Plant hygiene, our insurers and the building regulations mean that the only way people will see our daffodils is at the Canberra Show or on the internet.
I have attached some photos of what it looks like in our shadehouse at the moment. Next best thing to being there.
Graham, Canberra, Australia

 


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