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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #720 on: November 16, 2020, 06:05:44 AM »
Though not their natural habitat Thomas, I think you do exceptionally well with your celmisias and other NZ natives.

So do I.

Little Omarama Saddle recently with a bit of snow on the higher ranges.

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Moss like growths of Scleranthus uniflorus looking more golden than plants i see on wetter ranges.


 


 
   
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Dave Toole. Invercargill bottom of the South Island New Zealand. Zone 9 maritime climate 1100mm rainfall pa.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #721 on: November 16, 2020, 06:14:55 AM »
It only looks like this... Lesley. When I think of all the painful losses we've suffered in recent years. You can see it in the photo of Celmisia argentea... mostly it starts to rot from the bottom.

But I am not giving up...;-)

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #722 on: November 16, 2020, 06:39:33 AM »
Veronica densifolia having a good flowering year in this area....





Not so for Aciphylla aurea



or Celmisia sessiliflora x lyallii





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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #723 on: November 16, 2020, 06:59:22 AM »
Hundreds of Ranunculus crithmifolius were in flower and it was difficult to avoid driving over some of them once we turned off the gravel road onto a side track.



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The main reason for the trip was to visit a small patch of a green leaf Ranunculus which i located 3 seasons ago, unfortunately only a few were still in bloom, the best being....

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So I've included a couple of images from 2017.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #724 on: November 16, 2020, 08:31:30 AM »
Magnificent gems, Dave ... I lost my specimen of five years just after the house move.  Many thanks for the photos and the memories. Keep a close eye on Steve for us all please and look after yourself mate. Very best regards from a damn wet East Lancashire.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #725 on: November 16, 2020, 10:34:04 PM »
Super plants Dave of the ranunculus. Wonderful to see so many. You were obviously there at just at the right moment.

Cliff I believe Steve's good friends are rallying round as much as possible. Some from Christchurch spent this last weekend with him and Mandy. They are both, and the young ones too, being very courageous in the face of most difficult circumstances.

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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #726 on: November 16, 2020, 10:39:09 PM »
Many thanks Lesley, take care. x
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #727 on: November 17, 2020, 12:13:56 AM »
Great NZ mountain scenery and plants, thanks David and Dave. The field blog was also very enjoyable.
With our short and dark days now that the winter approaches it is particularly nice to see various species 'springing' into life and flowering.
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #728 on: November 17, 2020, 04:50:05 AM »
Thanks Cliff and Lesley
I caught up with Steve evening meal last Friday where plans were being formulated for a trip into the Eyre Mtns early December.
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #729 on: November 17, 2020, 04:51:13 AM »
 Thanks Gabriela.
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #730 on: November 17, 2020, 07:25:01 AM »
It only looks like this... Lesley. When I think of all the painful losses we've suffered in recent years. You can see it in the photo of Celmisia argentea... mostly it starts to rot from the bottom.

But I am not giving up...;-)

Thomas,

Do you start your plants from seed? I have tried Celmisia from seed several times but find it difficult even to germinate them!
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #731 on: November 17, 2020, 07:28:41 AM »
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Little Omarama Saddle recently with a bit of snow on the higher ranges.

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Dave,

Looks like a nice place to visit - with beautiful plants!
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #732 on: November 17, 2020, 11:18:54 AM »
Thomas,

Do you start your plants from seed? I have tried Celmisia from seed several times but find it difficult even to germinate them!

Celmisia seed germinates well if it is fresh (or after it is stored at -4 C). However much of the seed is non-viable as it never fills out or is damaged by insects.
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #733 on: November 17, 2020, 08:14:09 PM »
Celmisia seed germinates well if it is fresh (or after it is stored at -4 C). However much of the seed is non-viable as it never fills out or is damaged by insects.

Thanks David.

Makes sense. I will not stop trying!
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Re: alpine and subalpine Plants from New Zealand
« Reply #734 on: November 18, 2020, 06:24:24 AM »
Thanks Trond.
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