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Meconopsis 2020
« on: April 01, 2020, 05:00:59 PM »
Some photos  from Ian Christie .....
 "Meconopsis rosettes growing by the day first two Pics are M. 'David Smith'.


   


M. 'Ascreavie'



M.'Jimmy Bayne'
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 05:02:34 PM »
few  more photos  from Ian Christie .....


 M. 'Marit'


M. 'Inverewe'


 M. 'Lingholm hybrid'
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2020, 04:32:42 PM »
Fertile Blue Group, first flower from SRGC seedex sown Jan 2019.
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 02:06:43 PM »
Meconopsis superba is going to flower this year

As far as I can gather from my records it was from my own collected seed sown in November 2011 and germinated in 2012. 2011 was the last time I had a flowering Mec. superba.  I don't know how long this one lingered in a pot before being planted out.  It is in a very dry spot sheltered by Salix x boydii and Rhododendron augustinii but seems very happy.  The previous one I planted (not from my own seed) died in the very wet summer of 2012.



   
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2020, 08:09:54 PM »
Very nice Roma.  Do you find it necessary to protect the bigger rosettes against winter wet or is the shelter of a canopy enough?
I have seedlings sown in January from the seedex, so have some time to wait ...
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 09:41:22 AM »
Ashley, I don't protect the rosette.  It is well sheltered by the rhododendron.  I don't grow many monocarpic mecs.  They need so much room.  I think this superba is the 2nd or 3rd generation from my own seed. As far as I remember the original seed came from Harold McBride a very long time ago.  It is self fertile.  I've only had one plant flower at a time.  I have lost one very furry Meconopsis (don't remember the species) in winter wet and one superba in a wet summer.  I think the weather here is usually much drier than where you are but it varies considerably from year to year.  It is raining now after being dry for weeks.  I can't remember when last I had to put on a waterproof jacket to go out to feed the ponies.

Meconopsis superba on the north side of Salix x boydii and Rhododendron augustinii

 
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 07:22:57 PM »
I have seedlings sown in January from the seedex, so have some time to wait ...

Also I got seeds of M.suberba from seed ex. None have germinated yet, but the seed pots are outside and it's been cold April.
I was wondering the same thing as Ashley. Thank you Roma for the answer. :)
Last winter is rained a lot here, not snow but rain, and I lost two two-year old seedlings of M.napaulensis to wet, I think.
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 07:46:46 PM »
Mine germinated only a few weeks ago Leena, when temperatures finally rose, so yours may be waiting for the cold spell to pass.
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 11:59:14 PM »
Meconopsis integrifolia is the first Mec. in flower here:
WILDLIFE PHOTOSTREAM: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbirder/


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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2020, 05:13:58 PM »
John Mitchell RBGE  :
Another blue poppy this time the majestic Meconopsis gakyidiana native to Bhutan coming into flower @The Botanics  needs dappled shade and moisture



Name based on Dzongzha word for ‘happiness’ Publication of this sp & M. merakensis in 2016 https://journals.rbge.org.uk/rbgesib/article/view/193/163


Meconopsis 'Slieve Donard' in flower and bud a wee bit early but lovely to see


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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 12:45:49 PM »
From Ian Christie


Meconopsis quintuplinervia


M. grandis Strathspey


666422-2

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M. gakydiana
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2020, 12:47:55 PM »
From Jim Jermyn at Branklyn Garden, Perth.
"Great when these Blue Poppies are just newly opened- Meconopsis Stuart Pawley Group"



Stuart Pawley  gardens in Perthshire  - he  used to be an SRGC Seed manager. He  has  a  great interest  in Meconopsis and  primulas.
 
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 01:23:58 PM »
Again from Jim Jermyn ....
 Meconopsis ’Sikkim’



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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2020, 04:21:39 PM »
Looks like I'm not going to get flowers on Meconopsis superba after all :'( I'm not sure what happened but the stem looks as if it was cut half through and the inflorescence is now pointing downwards.  The buds are still ok but they are going to bury themselves in the soil if the half of the stem still left carries on growing.  I'm not sure if it's been damaged or if it's been uneven uptake of water that has caused it.  A friend was asking recently about her Allium 'Gladiator'.  3 out of 5 had bent over halfway up the stem.  I suggested it might be fluctuating temperatures or moisture supply. Possibly the same applies to my Mec.  I will be sorry to lose it as it is the third generation I have raised from the original, it takes a long time to flower and I don't have another coming on.

     
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Re: Meconopsis 2020
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2020, 10:36:53 PM »
Meconopsis zhongdianensis, grown from Gothenburg Botanical Garden seeds.
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