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Hans J

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German Salvia Spezialist Frank Fischer in TV ( MDR Garten )
« on: October 02, 2017, 09:42:47 AM »
Yesterday was a nice surprise in a german TV garden movie – they have visit the Frank Fischer – the Salvia Spezialist !

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/MDR-Garten/Der-Salbei-Experte/MDR-Fernsehen/Video?bcastId=7545092&documentId=46449178

sorry only in german …

Many of you will know his breeding Salvia “Nachtvlinder”

His nursery and garden is in the southwest of Germany :

http://www.franks-salvias.de/

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Hans
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Re: German Salvia Spezialist Frank Fischer in TV ( MDR Garten )
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 02:12:02 PM »
What a nice piece of film.  I can see how a man who likes to cook would develop a real interest in Salvias.   I think the pollination process is fun for many to learn about.

Isn't it fun how he grows the  purple, almost black tomato with the  darkest salvias!

I have learned a bit about Frank from conversations with Hans  - it is an interesting story......
Hans has known Frank for  some time – he worked formerly in Hans and Barbara's favorite nursery for perennials : Ewald Hügin     http://ewaldhuegin.com/

Hans  bought his first Salvia Royal Bumble from Frank.
A few years ago  Frank had  the possibility to use a part of a Nursery for his own Salvia propagation
but was not able to earn enough to live from his own nursery …so he works few days in the week in a nursery for trees :    http://vonderstrass.tsehringer.de/

Hans and Barbara  know this nursery too and buy there often - and inside is a very nice restaurant :
http://www.blumencafe.de/

 All sounds rather good, doesn't it?  I think it's good to learn a bit more about  nurseries  outside the UK!


Hans advises me that  Frank, as yet,  has no lists and he send no plants abroad … though perhaps that may come in time ... meantime his nursery is only open Friday afternoon or by appointment - but those in the area may think it worth a visit.
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Re: German Salvia Spezialist Frank Fischer in TV ( MDR Garten )
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 06:17:43 PM »
And a little bit of Frank lives on here in the shape of the Royal Bumbles from the seed that Hans sent me! This is easily my favourite of the microphylla types, a true gem...............
Salvia microphylla 'Royal Bumble' by longk48, on Flickr

Through nothing more than coincedence I planted 'Nachtvlinder'  (Franks creation) alongside it. This photo shows what a (lovely) thug of a plant it is as it mugs off 'Royal Bumble'...............
Salvia microphylla 'Nachtvlinder' by longk48, on Flickr

I see from Franks website that he has S.libanensis. Lucky sod! That has been on my wish list for a while now.

As an aside I grew a similar tomato in the greenhouse - wonderfully sweet but less acidic/sharp taste than the more regular red forms. Recommended!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 06:19:20 PM by meanie »
West Oxon where it gets cold!

 


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