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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2008, 06:22:18 PM »
By contrast in size, here is a pot of mature Sidora inside.
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2008, 06:29:53 PM »
At last I have a little time to post some of my own! The first two are outside - 'Sidora' and N. bulbocodium tenuifolius(?) in troughs.
Then two from Keira in Australia, a numbered hybrid, and 'Papa Snoz'. Lastly N. hedreanthus x asturiensis, all seedlings being very similar to each other.

Anne,
Nice pictures. Are these N. hedraeanthus x asturiensis the same ones as you showed in 2007 (or was it only one then)? It seems to be a good growing and healthy cross, isn't it?

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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2008, 07:07:46 PM »
It is a very odd year!! I saw my first clump of Narcissus growing on a grass verge in one of the local villages in the middle of November. I usually have clumps in the garden by early January but not this year. So far only February Gold is in full flower with plenty of other noses showing but Narcissus Jenny has only just proved this week that I hadn't lost it. Even the bulbs I have in the greenhouse are being very slow.

Great pictures everyone.
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2008, 08:35:20 PM »
Very nice crosses and pictures!


This is an early Narcissus confusus

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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2008, 08:59:26 PM »
Same pot as last year, Gerd. It is never going to win any prizes for beauty, but I like it!
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2008, 10:21:40 PM »
Die Schönheit liegt im Auge des Betrachters !
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

- the translation told me that we share the same proverb -

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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2008, 12:03:55 AM »
I would like to show you pictures of N x susannae about now but they are not showing any sign of growth :(  So I tipped them out expecting to find nasty fat grubs in the bulbs (as I had done with two of their former potmates at repotting time.)  However the bulbs are fat and hard - just no roots, no leaves, no nothing.  They seem to be taking a year off.  Has anyone else had experiences like this with narcissus?  I have known a few other bulbs do this and return in good health ... but not narcissus.

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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2008, 10:39:05 AM »
Wasn't around the Forum yesterday and now find 3 extra pages full of Narcissi !!!  :D
Brilliant pictures everyone - simply mouthwatering !  ;)
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2008, 07:33:42 PM »
Today evening in our dry fields in Spain  :-\

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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2008, 07:49:04 PM »
Hi Rafa,
Moody pic. Thank you.
Is it true that Spain suffers from a lack of rain again?
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2008, 08:10:11 PM »
Raffa, a wonderful evening!
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2008, 08:13:36 PM »
Yes it is Gerd, do you remeber Entrepeñas and Buen Día reservoirs situated  at the beginning of the Tajo River?
Well, they are two of the biggest reservoirs in Central Spain (Guadalajara Region) and they are at around 18% of their capacity.

I have seen both reservoirs at 80% about 10 years ago and it looked like the sea was coming into the land with boats sailing on it and some little islands. And now there is only a bit of water at the bottom near the reservoir wall.

Despite that, they carry on building absurd building projects like hotels (Las Vegas style), Golf courses etc... The latest and most insulting one is situated in Los Monegros Desert, in Zaragoza. This is one of the most hostile places in Spain, for its drought, winds and extreme temperatures in the summer time as well as in the winter time.

In my town it usually snows from October to May, and this year it only snowed one day and ridiculous quantity.

Ignorance and economic interests are not good allies against global warming....

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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #72 on: February 16, 2008, 08:15:46 PM »
Yes it is Franz!,
also I have seen N. confusus starting to bloom near those N. nivalis, but the light was very low to take pictures.



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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #73 on: February 16, 2008, 08:34:35 PM »
What a wonderful sight they must be Rafa.  I'm green with envy.
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Re: Narcissus February 08
« Reply #74 on: February 16, 2008, 09:00:00 PM »
Thank you so much for showing these little wild ones, Rafa.
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