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David Nicholson

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 09:26:21 AM »
Many thanks for that David, most interesting.
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 11:52:51 AM »
Interesting  and  useful! Thanks David  S. !!
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 04:37:22 AM »
I discovered this strange color combination on one of the saxifrageas yesterday...  all the flowers are salmon pink...  ...and a yellow one in the center...  odd...  ...but beautiful.

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2020, 01:39:15 AM »
First flower on Saxifraga dinnikii planted a couple of years ago in tufa.

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2020, 09:20:53 PM »
Looks like a good place for this beauty, it can grow for a long time in that hole.
The big flowers on these tiny rosettes are simply amazing.
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2020, 09:23:08 PM »
Saxifraga pubescens, always very free floering.
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2020, 01:12:29 PM »
Mukdenia rossii 'Karasuba' .  Moved from a spot in the garden where it never flowered, it seems to like it now.

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2020, 02:41:00 AM »
Rudi:

Very nice S. pubescens.  :D I have had difficulty keeping it going here.  What are you using for potting mix? Any special treatment you are using?

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2020, 08:35:15 PM »
David,
Sax.pubescens grows at high elevations on granite in the Pyrenees, so my plants are cultivated
in a lime-free mineralic soil with just a little amount of humus. During autumn and winter they
get protected from overhead moisture, the plant at the photo is in the alpine house.
Good luck with these fine plants!
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2020, 07:49:19 AM »
Saxifraga "Cassini"  (aretioides x dinnikii)

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2020, 09:33:18 PM »
Saxifraga andersonii. For a Himalayan species this is pretty easy, it gets a bit bigger every year and is now something of an old friend. It flowers a bit later than most of the other saxes and can be a bit shy flowering some years. Then out it pops... or not!  ???

Here is the main patch - half of it has decided not to flower.



A secondary patch is a bit more floriferous.



Close up. The flowers open pink, then fade to white.



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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2020, 08:50:46 PM »
Found a very good red form of Saxifraga media in 2015 above the Port de la Bonaigua east of the Val d'Aran in the Pyrenees.

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Collected some of the previous year's seed heads and grew them on. Planted out three on tufa and this is the second to flower.

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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2020, 09:37:23 PM »
Found a very good red form of Saxifraga media in 2015 above the Port de la Bonaigua east of the Val d'Aran in the Pyrenees.

Collected some of the previous year's seed heads and grew them on. Planted out three on tufa and this is the second to flower.

Lovely  to see David. I wonder  how  long  it  will be  before  the  mountains  will be  visited again? A  long time , I reckon.
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2020, 02:49:36 PM »
Thanks Maggie.  We are hoping to get into our local mountains in June as soon as the snow melts.  Our Provincial health officer says "Please, go outside" for our mental health given that coronavirus is much less likely to spread outdoors.
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Re: Saxifraga 2020
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2020, 03:15:27 AM »
Two of my Saxifraga along the stream in the garden. As usual I lost the labels!!!
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