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Re: March 2007
« Reply #300 on: March 29, 2007, 04:58:45 PM »
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I think this will take you to the RHS plantfinder entries for Prim vul ssp sibthorpii stockists http://www.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/pfregions.asp?ID=92034
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #301 on: March 29, 2007, 05:06:31 PM »
Maggi ,Martin ,

Here are some pics of Primula sibtorpii from a earlier travel in Turkey - I can confirm it -thats wonderful plants .
A friend has send me last year some seeds of it and I have grow some plants from these -they flower now : after one year !
Until now I have only the pink form but my friend has promised me also seeds of the white flowering plants -so I hope .....
I have never sowing any Primula before -so this plants must be really not sensible

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Re: March 2007
« Reply #302 on: March 29, 2007, 05:54:57 PM »
Martin a local small garden centre has/had it. I'll check now
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #303 on: March 29, 2007, 07:40:09 PM »
Brian, picture below of a Dark Cowichan for comparison with your plant. If you would like to see more have a look at   http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~viv.pugh/


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Re: March 2007
« Reply #304 on: March 29, 2007, 10:32:09 PM »
David, there is a great similarity between your Dark Cowichan primula and mine, the difference can perhaps be accounted for by the lighting if yours was taken with a flash as I took the picture outside today.  Otherwise 'mine' is much darker, although I am sure we are just talking shades of dark.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #305 on: March 29, 2007, 11:29:18 PM »
Nowadays the lovely Cowichan primulas come not only in light and dark shades of reds and purples/blues but also in bronzy oranges and a gorgeous yellow which is really an old, antique-looking gold. The very dark forms like the one above also often have deep reddish leaves. I think they're all beautiful and worth growing.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #306 on: March 30, 2007, 09:49:35 AM »
David, there is a great similarity between your Dark Cowichan primula and mine, the difference can perhaps be accounted for by the lighting if yours was taken with a flash as I took the picture outside today.  Otherwise 'mine' is much darker, although I am sure we are just talking shades of dark.

Brian, the picture I put in my post was taken from the Web Site I quoted, all of the pictures on that Web Site were taken of plants in Primula shows.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #307 on: March 30, 2007, 09:50:46 AM »
Nowadays the lovely Cowichan primulas come not only in light and dark shades of reds and purples/blues but also in bronzy oranges and a gorgeous yellow which is really an old, antique-looking gold. The very dark forms like the one above also often have deep reddish leaves. I think they're all beautiful and worth growing.

Me too Lesley, I'm growing some (probably far too many) from Barnhaven seed.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #308 on: March 31, 2007, 07:04:36 AM »
Where can you get Barnhaven seed nowadays David?
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #309 on: March 31, 2007, 09:37:00 AM »
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #310 on: March 31, 2007, 10:48:17 AM »
Lesley, if you have have any problems in getting some Barnhaven seed let me know and I will get some for you and send it on.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #311 on: April 01, 2007, 12:18:55 AM »
Thanks lads, for the link and the offer. I don't why why but I thought the Barnhaven company had stopped trading years ago. Obviously not. There shouldn't be any problem getting seed into NZ of those listed. All are on the "permitted" list. Just a problem paying for them at present. It's disgusting how few Aust. dollars one gets when buying them with NZ dollars. ::)
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #312 on: April 01, 2007, 10:19:24 AM »
Isn't "Barnhaven" now based in France? You'll need to be changing your money to euros, Lesley!
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #313 on: April 01, 2007, 11:15:21 PM »
That's even worse Maggi!
Iris seed in transit today.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #314 on: April 01, 2007, 11:19:02 PM »
 
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