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Maggi Young

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Fruit and Foliage now
« on: November 23, 2006, 12:41:15 PM »
This season seems a bumper one in terms of fruiting trees and fine foliage colour, here in the UK, at least. There is a new article by Sandy (he's 60 years old now, you know) Leven in the main site: this is the page: http://www.srgc.org.uk/feature/sandynovember2006/content.html (or see the picture link on SRGC Home page)

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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 11:31:59 PM »
Ian was having fun with pictures of rosehips lately; a touch of the Andy  Warhol's here !
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 11:37:55 PM »
Here are some more rosehips; from this angle they look almost alive, don't they?
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..I see spidery feet on each of their fat bodies !
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 11:41:43 PM »
If David Lyttle from NZ now posts here with photos of insects with five legs I'm going to sulk!
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2006, 07:54:27 PM »
Had a wander round the local swamp (my garden) today and found some nice Paris polyphylla berries and a developing shoot of the Early Purple Orchid (Anacamptis mascula)
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2006, 08:08:51 PM »
What a lovely colour on that shoot.
Does it have darker flowers than the type as well and are over all darker or is it "just" the leafs that have this lovely colour.
Beutiful shoot and shot!
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2006, 08:38:06 PM »
Thanks for those kind words Joakim. Here is the plant in flower on 2/5/2005.
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2006, 09:18:52 PM »
Pardon my ignorance but the shoot seems to be darker than the leafs of the adult plant!?
Is the darker parts becoming greener with time or is it just this year You had an "extreemly" patterned shot?

The adult plant looks good sometimes I have a feeling it can be a bit fewer flowers on the stem so they look "poor" but Yours look great.
Have You tried the vegitative propagation of this as Ian is doing with the dacthylorhizas?
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2006, 10:19:05 PM »
Short comment is it not called Orchis mascula rather than Anacamptis?
I know there is a lot of confusion but on the places I have looked it has only been vatiant and not with Anacamptis?
I hope You do not take offence by the question?
Congratulation to a nice plant :)

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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2006, 11:19:14 PM »
Being a monocot, the leaves grow from the centre, so as they grow the pattern changes. I will see what the plant looks like in April/May. Some Orchis spp. were moved into the genus Anacamptis recently and mascula was one of them.
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Re: Fruit and Foliage now
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2006, 11:31:07 PM »
Thakns
I was thinking in those lines as well but still the pattern that is now will be the "end of the leaves" will it not? And then they would be more green to be like last year.
It will be intersing to see the patterns in April along with the flower. :)
I also know of the name change and hence looked extra carefull but I think that mascula is one of the few that did not change.

Anyway I hope to see it in full flower.

I have not seen that many orchids in bloom when looking hastely in the old forum so I hope to see more here.
Hopfully I will be able to post both from garden and wild ones. We will see.  8)

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