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Luc Gilgemyn

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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2008, 04:34:13 PM »
Nice little series Gerd !!  8)
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2008, 05:43:08 PM »
Next year I'm not missing out, I'm going to grow more species Narcissus, and of course more Crocus; and of course more Iris; and of course more Primula. Does anyone know if it's possible to fit elastic sides to an aluminium greenhouse ;D
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2008, 05:47:14 PM »
Very nice daffodils everyone. :D
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2008, 06:15:24 PM »
Armin in the garden are Trena, cyclamineous, Mite, Mitzy, Tete .., Jet Fire, many in bud and many more in pots all flowering now. Like my Crocus the small Narcissus sit outside until the flower opens. I then bring them in under glass

Mark,
thats o.k. how you treat your small narcissi. But you will certainly agree with me your spring in Ireland is 4wks ahead of continental Europe climate.
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2008, 06:58:42 PM »
This winter our coldest night was -5C with day time temperatures mainly in double figures. Any overnight snow has melted soon after sun rise. This must be the future but how will winter flowering bulbs cope ith the change? Maybe we will have to buy freezer cabinets to chill our collections
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2008, 11:19:43 PM »
Nice Narcissus pseudonarcissus at Walsingham, Norfolk on Feb 12 2008.

Followed by fantastic drifts of Narcissus cyclamineus at Wisley on 21 Feb.

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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2008, 05:49:52 AM »
Beautiful moody pictures, Tony.
It would seem the cyclamineus enjoy the conditions shown very much. Sometimes a picture is better than a long description of the needs of a certain plant.

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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2008, 10:53:58 AM »
Fantastic pictures, tha third one especially.
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2008, 12:57:29 PM »
Anne when you are over I can take to see cyclamineous like that
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008, 01:16:36 PM »
Has anybody for me a ID for this plants :

They comes from the Vosges Mts. in France ( around 1000 m altitude )
I think it is a N. pseudonarcissus -but which ssp. ?

On this places flowers 1000's in April + May - unbelievable !
Maybe I will find time .....
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2008, 05:09:01 PM »
Hans

In his book on wild daffodils John Blanchard lists the N. pseudonarcissus from the Vosges mountains as var. platylobus. He then comments that the variation within populations of N pseudonarcissus is so wide that ascribing them to separate varieties is hardly worth it. So, it all depends on whether you are a "splitter" or a "lumper"...........   ;D ;D

Having just returned from seeing a number of wild daffodil species in Portugal and Spain, I'm definitely a lumper!!!! I will get around to some postings in due course.......
« Last Edit: March 06, 2008, 05:11:15 PM by DaveM »
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2008, 05:13:52 PM »
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Having just returned from seeing a number of wild daffodil species in Portugal and Spain, I'm definitely a lumper!!!! I will get around to some postings in due course.......
Oh, good! We'll be looking forward to that, David.
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2008, 05:28:34 PM »
Hi Dave ,

Thank you for this information  -it is interesting !

The problem is always the same : the plants in the wild have no labels ....it was much easier for us !

Gerd : are this plants similar like your plants from the Eifel ?
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2008, 05:50:14 PM »
A reminder of Gerd's pix from this page, February 25th 2008:
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1302.msg34231#msg34231

Here is his pic of Narcissus pseudonarcissus - of wild origin from the 'Eifel'
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I think these petals are fatter, more full, whereas Hans' are slimmer and more twisted...( or do they just look slimmer because of the spiral twisting?)  I only see a little twisting on Gerd's variety  :-\
The two pix  to compare:

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2008, 06:28:10 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Narcissus March 2008
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2008, 06:10:09 PM »
Thank you Maggi !

Yes they look a bit different  :D
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