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Hepatica 2008
« on: January 19, 2008, 09:12:32 PM »
After snowdrops,snowdrops,snowdrops,bickering and much antagonism ;time for some hepaticas to lighten the mood.The first picture is of several pots of 5yr.old plants from seed of one called 'TAMADORI'.Not a great one but the first named one that I bought and nothing like the description.Then one called 'DAISAIHOU' followed by 'TAMAMUSHI'  and 'Oriheme'.The rest are all singles grown from seed of my own collection.Hope they lift your spirits.
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 09:27:16 PM »
My goodness, John what a super display for January... more than enough to lighten any spirits, I would think :D   As you know, I'm not  a great fan of doubles but when I see these little beauties, my hard old heart softens quite nicely...... :-X
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 09:32:16 PM »
John - what a gorgeous flower that pink one ('TAMAMUSHI' ?) is - thanks for posting.
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2008, 10:31:37 PM »
Yours are week or more ahead of my collection's early flowerers. What's the top dressing? I like it.
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008, 10:39:46 PM »
Like Anthony, I planted my expensive double hepaticas out in the garden, as advised by the seller, where they pined and away and disappeared despite my best attentions (I promise I didn't loose such expensive things without a struggle!)

I think Anthony said last year that he lost his too after following the advice not to cossett them in pots. And like Anthony, if I'm ever in the financial position to afford replacements, they're staying in pots - they were fine in pots under glass 'till I put them out!
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008, 10:47:23 PM »
I wondered why my post vanished right in front of my eyes. Then I thought "Maggi...new 2008 thread..."
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2008, 11:02:46 PM »
I love the way you have to rush about to find me!  The exercise is good for us!
I did post a redirection notice in the old page  ::)
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 11:08:14 PM »
It was all a bit disorientating, Maggi, and I was fearing for my sanity. I posted, the old page from 2007 came up with my post but without the new postings and the recent pics from John, so I went to 'home' and then back to the thread only to find my posting had disappeared too. That's when I twigged you were moving the furniture around. Then I got the message about the new thread and voila!
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2008, 11:11:42 PM »
Martin, I haven't moved the viola, only the double bass and the french horn.......
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2008, 11:26:01 PM »
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2008, 11:31:19 PM »
Top dressing is fine Cambark
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 09:49:05 AM »
Beautiful hepaticas! They make a fantastic splash of colour for this time of year when most other things are green and white (OK crocuses aren't). Pity they can't be twin-scaled though! Mind you, you can't do that with crocus either. Off to crocus thread....
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 11:19:05 AM »
It's great to have a new hepatica thread.

Here are a couple from my garden.

Looking at Johns plants I think I will have to start growing some inside.
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008, 03:20:16 PM »
Some lovely hepaticas to relieve the white of the galanthus thread!  I wish I had had my camera when I went to Rod Leeds last year as he has a glasshouse full of hepaticas which put on an equally sumptious display.  I do have the 'ordinary' hepatica growing outside and it survives - that's about the best you can say.
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Re: Hepatica 2008
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 05:01:46 PM »
Beautiful display so early in the season John !
You shouldn't be so modest about "the rest" - being some single seedlings.... they look super as well !
Hope to see lots more in the coming weeks.
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