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Bulb Log #32
« on: August 12, 2015, 01:48:47 PM »
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 01:08:40 AM »
Ian,

I certainly appreciate your comments about propagating our garden plants, both by seed and cuttings. I think about my situation and how my garden has suffered from neglect, and now drought for the past few years. Despite the sad look to the garden, I have many healthy replacement plants waiting in pots ready to go in the ground when the situation changes, and it will change for the better.  :)

Also, there is the excitement of new-to-the-garden seedlings coming along.

I hope all consider your comments, our gardens are always in a state of change - and as you say, our plants want to grow, survive and make our gardens beautiful.

I will very curious the progress of your combination of Sedum spathulifolium ssp. yosemitense and Allium yosemitense. I know how they react here in Inland California. In time, will you be trying this combination both in the glasshouse and out in the garden? I am very keen to see what happens.

I absolutely enjoy visiting your garden every week! There is always something good to learn both from your comments as well as the images.
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 09:28:16 AM »
Thank you Robert,

I will try the Allium, Sedum combination both under glass and in the garden. For years I only grew Allium yosemitense under glass but since a few years I have plenty, both from division of the bulbs and by seed, so I tried some out side where they have grown well in a sand bed.
luckily the Sedum propagates easily from cuttings so I will have enough for my experiment.

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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 03:48:06 PM »
Ian,

I appreciate the feedback.

I have only grown forms of Sedum spathulifolium, but not S. yosemitense. In our area, S. spathulifolium is tolerant of summer irrigation as well as going completely dry and rehydrating when the autumn rains return.

For the most part, I keep our native Allium species completely dry during the summer. Knowing that A. yosemitense is tolerant of some summer moisture under your growing conditions is a useful tidbit of information. This summer I found a beautiful natural hybrid of Allium campanulatum x A. validum with intense deep pink flowers. Of coarse, I fret over getting it established. Your information is reassuring that I am proceeding in the right direction. A. validum, Swamp Onion, needs summer irrigation so I am keeping the hybrid slightly moist. I will certainly post a photograph on the forum if I am successful in getting this Allium established.
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Bulb Log #33 2015
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 06:49:45 PM »
Latest Bulb Log : http://www.srgc.org.uk//2015Aug191439982011BULB_LOG_3315.pdf

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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 08:25:58 PM »
Hi Ian

What a fascinating and instructive Log.

I have been interested in mosses for a while now and always amazed at how quickly they colonise any 'empty' space. They are found in most of the extreme environments on earth.

Erring on the side of tidiness, I'm intrigued to see how well cultivated plants blend so well with the mosses. I must be a bit more relaxed in my husbandry.

Many thanks, Chris
South Uist, Outer Hebrides

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Bulb Log #35
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 11:16:52 PM »
Bulb Log 35 of 2015 from Ian Young - Lilium nepalense, moving meconopsis, tree tidying and more.... http://www.srgc.org.uk//2015Sep021441190457BULB_LOG_3515.pdf

 




This  pic is showing  here as almost exactly life -size.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 11:18:27 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 10:20:44 AM »
Again great log, a pleasure to read. Did you already apply the first monsoon?
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 03:03:25 PM »
Thank you Yann,
No I had not applied the first storm at the day of the bulb log but I have now, you will see in the next log.
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 07:08:12 PM »
Hi Ian great bulb log this week and last week, enjoyed reading about lilium nepalense. I was sorry to hear about miss lily, you and maggi must miss her terribly, at least she had a good long life, 16 years is a good age for a dog.
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 07:43:21 PM »
Yes John loosing Miss Lily was a very big blow  even though we knew at 16 3/4 her  time was running out, Megan and Molly are a big comfort and pleasure to us.
Thanks for your support.
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Re: Bulb Log #32
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 09:32:55 PM »
No problem Ian
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