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Hans J

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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2007, 08:35:51 PM »
We think it is impossible to drive this way -but after few minutes the workers go on the road side :
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2007, 08:40:52 PM »
....and one jeep comes from the other side and he cry : go -go -go ....

So we jump in our car and drive this road - it was possible ......after 20 km's and around 1 hour we reach the next city ...and we could start our walking .....
after 17.00 we drive back

and you see here our car and the driver .....tired but lucky -it was a nice adventure ;D
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2007, 08:41:51 PM »
Dave,
Look on my website, will see Sternbergia candida in my frame.
http://www.franz-alpines.org/
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2007, 08:45:36 PM »
Hans, a little too much excitment for my liking! It is good you are here to tell us about the adventure!
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2007, 10:32:41 PM »
Wow!!! Franz, thank you for pointing me to your website, what a treasure trove of pictures, really wonderful. That Sternbergia candida is splendid.

(Maggi, we really do need a smiley for "drooling". .... well perhaps not but....)
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2007, 10:26:51 AM »
What a stunning selection of pictures of these fabulous plants, thanks all.

I am reassured to read that there is also confusion between  S. lutea and sicula in the wild.
It seems that it is not always possible to define good species.

One day Dave I might join you on one of these trips.
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2007, 10:03:27 PM »
Ian, your company would be most welcome.

Fortunately some of the other species aren't as difficult to identify.
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2007, 08:58:54 PM »
Karpathos eh? I see that it is the natural habitat of the greater, orange-bellied backpack. Awesome! ;D
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2007, 06:40:24 AM »
Karpathos eh? I see that it is the natural habitat of the greater, orange-bellied backpack. Awesome! ;D

Yes Lesley  ;D
Karpathos is the habitat - but we could catch one ( the only ) and we take it with us -now he is here in Germany ::)
and we hope for multiplication - are you interestet for a offset  ???
So may be one fine day :D
I hope it is not against your rules .....
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2007, 07:54:35 AM »
Thanks for this generous offer Hans. I'm sure we'd be allowed a small one, though we do have various subspecies here, such as the black and white striped, the purple shouldered and the Adidas form. I even grow a couple myself, one being the Old Sacking species, with Leather Straps and a Hole in the Side.
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2007, 08:02:24 AM »
ooops - we could breed one day new hybrids ;)
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2007, 08:40:38 AM »
Lesley ,

Here special for you a pic from old days :

My old "Fjällraven" backpack - here on a trip on Corsica in year 1988 - this was the famous GR 20 .....our french members will maybe know this way ....
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2007, 07:34:21 PM »
Good Heavens! That one looks very full and heavy. I'm surprised it didn't pull you right off the mountain!
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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2007, 07:53:13 PM »
Surprise ! After more a month than the others (see the seeds pod), a flower very late of the Sternbergia sicula ssp  angustifolia !
do

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Re: Sternbergia 2007
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2007, 06:13:40 PM »
A very good surprise, Do, especially with your river trying to drown you!
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