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Steve Garvie

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2016, 01:21:19 PM »
Meconopsis henricii -One of the smaller Chinese monocarpic species. Each flower is held on a separate scape.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2016, 11:40:47 PM »
A real glory Steve. Yet those hairs on the stems look like those of stinging nettle!
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2016, 08:07:57 AM »
That's beautiful Steve. And congratulations on flowering it - did you grow from seed?

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2016, 09:56:05 AM »
Thanks Lesley, Tristan.
It was grown from 2013 Björnar Olsen seed sown in early January 2014. Germination was good but I sowed the seed too thickly and pricked out later than was ideal so attrition amongst the seedlings was high. This is the only one I have flowering this year but I have four more which should flower next year assuming they get through the winter. My Mec. delavayi isn't going to flower this year but it has produced three new growths.

Does anyone still grow pure Mec. punicea? I wish I had taken better care of it when I had it?
I sowed seed from three sources (in December & mid January) but not a single seed has germinated.
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2016, 12:40:45 PM »
Meconopsis at Dawyck gardens on Sunday last.
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2016, 02:36:41 PM »
An intreresting post on Remi Nielsen's Facebook page with photos - Meconopsis yaoshanense and its first flowering!

https://www.facebook.com/remialeksander.nielsen?fref=photo

For those of you who cannot access FB here is a screen shot.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2016, 12:58:31 AM »
I used to have M. punicea Steve, for maybe 6 or 7 years always renewed from my own fresh seed. This was sown as soon as the pods opened and germinated the same time each year, almost to the day (Aug 8th) 8 months later. Then one year there was no seed set.
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2016, 10:51:23 AM »
Anyone have any advice on whether to deadhead Meconopsis or not?

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2016, 05:10:54 PM »
I wouldn't Jonathan - never know what goodies you might get from seed and if the capsules are empty, no loss.
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2016, 06:54:50 PM »
Does anyone still grow pure Mec. punicea? I wish I had taken better care of it when I had it?
I sowed seed from three sources (in December & mid January) but not a single seed has germinated.

Like you I have sown seed Steve, but no germination yet. Never tried it before but we should have a reasonable climate for it here.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2016, 07:01:49 PM »


M. 'Mop-Head'



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Re: Meconopsis 2016
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2016, 08:19:57 PM »
The two red Meconopsis I showed earlier are enjoying the rain.  They are now standing upright instead of leaning over.

Meconopsis 'Glacier Blue'
Meconopsis baileyi
Meconopsis baileyi var. alba
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2016, 09:01:03 PM »
Again at Halifax lurker friend's garden this morning I spotted this seedling Meconopsis, likely ex M. baileyi given the donor of the seedlings.  How common is this in Meconopsis, a double row of rather frilly petals?

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2016, 05:54:46 PM »
Hello thanks for all the superb pictures I have spent the last week thanks to the rain splitting and moving Meconopsis around very heavy rain today so hope for some sunshine to ripen the strawberries. I am posting several Meconopsis pictures taken from late May onwards, cheers Ian the Christie kind
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