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Maggi Young

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Meconopsis 2017
« on: March 29, 2017, 02:22:35 PM »
Word from Kevock Garden Plants  - "Meconopsis are us  ;D busy repotting and planting them -lots of new varieties too....."

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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 06:44:42 PM »
Meconopsis pseudointegrifolia


Meconopsis racemosa -from Bjørnar Olsen seed.


Self-sown seedling from Mec. Lingholm.
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 03:05:36 AM »
I was out spreading mulch in the garden and finally looked up to discover not only had the first blue meconopsis opened, but a white one showed up too.  Surprise!  I have no idea from which seed packet the white one came.
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 11:29:09 AM »
Meconopsis punicea -first flag of the year unfurling.


Meconopsis integrifolia -clearly different from pseudointegrifolia (see image further up page).


Meconopsis delavayi -growing in a clay pot in a shaded frame, it has remained compact and has 4 flowers this year (one last year).
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 04:00:06 AM »
Meconopsis horridula flowered for the third year in a row.  I suspect it is a series of offsets that keep this particular plant going.

A nice, pale "fertile blue" meconopsis added some variety to the darker blue mecs.
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 10:44:39 PM »
Meconopsis rudis or ?horridula
I sowed seed from a pale blue and a white with pale green leaves and no spots. 
First two to flower
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 02:50:40 PM »
Meconopsis baileyi alba double.
I have had Meconopsis for many years, but have never had a Meconopsis that becomes double, is it common?
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 04:30:25 PM »
Seems to happen from time to time - but not always as pretty as yours, Thorkild.
 This   blue one was just pictured by Chris B in a  garden she visited -
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 04:44:08 PM »
Thanks for the information. Maggi

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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 09:24:12 AM »
The people who have the garden I visited seemed to think it was a perennial.  There were certainly two double flowers on it. They have saved seed apparently. Don't think they had a name for it though...
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 05:13:44 PM »
Andrew Luke from Kew writes  for the Hardy Plant Society about growing Meconopsis  in the south of the UK ....
http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/blog/potm-1706



Thanks to Miranda Janatka for the link.
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 08:25:11 PM »
Thanks Maggi, interesting....
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 04:44:18 PM »
From Alan Elliott‏  - one of the many SRGC contributors to the new Meconopsis for Gardeners book -on Twitter....

Updated this Saturday's @TheBotanics #Meconopsis workshop with 'above inflation rise' in new info including new potentially devastating pest with @ MeconopsisGroup







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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 09:29:03 PM »
Meconopsis hybrid
From my garden today
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Re: Meconopsis 2017
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 01:08:49 AM »
It's is a wonderful & long Meconopsis season this year with temperatures and rainfall just about perfect.  At a friend's garden today I spied a row a small-flowered dark blue (forget the picture) which was really quite lovely.  I asked the name and he said 'Mrs.  ___', I said  'Mrs. Jebb', no 'Mrs. something else'.  I still say 'Mrs. Jebb'.  Am I right?

The Mecs in question are in the back row, save for a pair of stray large-flowered ones.

john
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