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Author Topic: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.  (Read 3593 times)

Darren

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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 01:24:25 PM »
Sorry to resurrect this but given the hot summer we have had I would expect that the bulb season will be back on track this autumn. Let's see!



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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 07:51:21 AM »
I think you could be right.  The first Leucojum autumnale is up following the recent downpours and the associated cooling.

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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 08:13:35 AM »
And last night I noticed several flowers emerging in a pot of Rhodophiala chilensis. They have not been watered yet so I am assuming they have responded simply to the cooler, damper atmosphere this week after being primed by the warmth in july. This normally flowers immediately after the first watering in september.

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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2013, 11:41:57 AM »
Acis roseus is doing the same here, flowering before first watering.
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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2013, 02:44:20 PM »
Darren, I agree I do not see any chance that we will not get a sufficient temperature gradient after the warm summer we have all had this year.

I have noticed the early mornings are significantly cooler these last few days, dare I say autumnal.

Cyclamen purpurescens is well into flower as is Crocus scharojanii and a Colchicum sp. see this weeks bulb log.

It is the temperature drop that stimulates the flowering not the water as you and Ashley are showing.

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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2013, 03:30:44 PM »
Ian, the cold mornings (day-night temperature difference) you mention are noticeable here too and are just what is needed, with moisture, to trigger germination in many cape bulb seed and I'm very tempted to sow my seed a week or two early this year to take advantage of it.




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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2013, 08:34:21 PM »
I had my first Leucojum autumnale flower at the beginning of July.  More started flowering about two weeks ago and I now have a large patch in flower.  I noticed the first flowers on Cyclamen hederifolium in the garden today.
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Re: BL 46 2012 - re late season for bulbs.
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2013, 09:40:09 AM »
I don't think we are experiencing the same degree of day-night temperature gradient here in the south, although it is now a fair bit cooler overall than it was.  However the soil temperature, will have dropped dramatically with the series of heavy downpours we have enjoyed and this will have helped trigger the early flowerers.

 


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