We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: Narcissus in december 2007  (Read 2954 times)

dominique

  • River Dweller
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 554
  • Country: 00
  • passionated by bulbs since 1978,
Narcissus in december 2007
« on: December 08, 2007, 09:56:21 PM »
Since december 1st, open the flowers of Narcissus tazetta "Avalanche", finely perfumed. I will put on it a plastic bell if the weather turn too cold, but now temperature is 8C and it freeze rarely in this month, but winter comes  quickly perhaps !
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009, 11:29:59 PM by Maggi Young »
do

Pontoux France

mark smyth

  • Hopeless Galanthophile
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15255
  • Country: gb
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 09:55:57 PM »
scent - you either like it or hate it! I dont like scent of these multiheaded Narcissus

Here are some comparison shots of Narcissus 'Cedric Morris' taken using my 'old' Nikon Cool Pix and my new Canon Ixus
Antrim, Northern Ireland Z8
www.snowdropinfo.com / www.marksgardenplants.com / www.saveourswifts.co.uk

When the swifts arrive empty the green house

All photos taken with a Canon 900T and 230

mark smyth

  • Hopeless Galanthophile
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15255
  • Country: gb
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 09:58:16 PM »
and N. rom. 'Craigton Clumper' with both cameras. Canon and then Nikon
Antrim, Northern Ireland Z8
www.snowdropinfo.com / www.marksgardenplants.com / www.saveourswifts.co.uk

When the swifts arrive empty the green house

All photos taken with a Canon 900T and 230

Paul T

  • Our man in Canberra
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8435
  • Country: au
  • Paul T.
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 10:40:50 AM »
Mark,

So waht colour is that last one then?  White or creamy yellow?  As I tend to like detail, I personally prefer most of the shots from your Nikon to the ones from your Canon.  At least with the flower portraits.  "Cedric Morris' is delightful...... I cried when mine didn't make it back after flowering the first year. 
Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Ian Y

  • Bulb Despot
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2005
  • Country: scotland
  • Why grow one bulb when you can grow two:-))
    • Direct link to the Bulb Log SRGC
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 01:26:24 PM »
The second shot of N.'Craigton Clumper' is closer to the actual colour of the plant.

Mark, the first picture shows no shadows and I would suspect that it was taken under cloud cover or in shade where as the second one has a strong shadow on the corona and stamens indicating it was taken in sunshine hence the warmer yellow colour.
I think this colour difference is mostly down to the available light more than the camera settings however.
Ian Young, Aberdeen North East Scotland   - 
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/bulblog.html

mark smyth

  • Hopeless Galanthophile
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15255
  • Country: gb
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 02:15:25 PM »
I never really thought about it. I'll look and see if I have a full sun photo with the Canon or I can retake one when the sun shines
Antrim, Northern Ireland Z8
www.snowdropinfo.com / www.marksgardenplants.com / www.saveourswifts.co.uk

When the swifts arrive empty the green house

All photos taken with a Canon 900T and 230

Gerdk

  • grower of sweet violets
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2926
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 06:26:12 PM »
Two daffodils, both from Morocco, are flowering at present

1. N. romieuxii
2. N. cantabricus

Gerd
Gerd Knoche, Solingen
Germany

annew

  • Daff as a brush
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5307
  • Country: england
    • Dryad Nursery: Bulbs and Botanic Cards
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 09:44:30 PM »
That is a specially nice cantabricus.
MINIONS! I need more minions!
Anne Wright, Dryad Nursery, Yorkshire, England

www.dryad-home.co.uk

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 43903
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Narcissus in december
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 11:02:20 AM »
Quote
That is a specially nice cantabricus.
I was thinking the same thing myself. What a delight to have such beauty to help us through the winter.
Little daffs rule, okay!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal