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Ian Y

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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2018, 10:15:42 AM »
Such is life David sadly that happens all too often although you should not be disappointed with Leucojum aestivum it is a fine plant.
I will let you have some L. vernum later if I get round to splitting some of our clumps.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2018, 11:17:38 AM »
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2018, 02:43:34 PM »
Hi Ian,

As usual, I enjoyed reading your recent issue of the Bulb Log. I do have a few questions. It was a little unclear to me if the photograph of Erythronium aff. grandiflorum Mount Prevost BC in your garden represents an individual or a whole population with similar uniform characteristics? In addition, has anyone done a follow up survey(s) of this population(s)? I would enjoy reading additional published information regarding this wild population. I am very curious. Thank you for your time.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2018, 05:29:42 PM »
I have the same questions Robert, it is an isolated population that I think needs studying in the wild.
The small number of plants that I have flowered share similar characteristics and are very different from any of the other forms of E.  grandiflorum that we grow.
Hopefully the pot of seedlings I have germinating now will result in more flowering plants for me to study in around 5 years but still not good enough to be definitive about identity that work needs to be done in the field.
Interestingly I believe it grows in roughly the same locality as Trillium hibbersonii which some say is just a from of T. ovatum.
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« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2018, 01:45:40 AM »
Hi Ian,

It seems like it is going to take some dedicated volunteer effort to clarify the understanding of this unusual Erythronium. I did a Google search of Erythronium grandiflorum Mount Prevost BC. The references brought me back to the SRGC Forum. Other references of acknowledge subspecies/varieties did not turn up anything that seemed to match the plants from Mount Prevost or your garden. Hopefully, someone can investigate the Mount Prevost region and gather on site data that can add to our understanding of this interesting Erythronium. New information may help clarify your findings as the next batch of seedlings come into bloom.

I hope folks appreciate the decades of dedicated effort you have undertaken adding to our knowledge of the Genus Erythronium. Very  8)  !
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2018, 10:34:03 AM »
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2018, 09:38:15 AM »
Bulb Log 1918 is full of flowers predominately but not exclusively Erythronium and Trillium.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018May091525853765BULB_LOG_1918.pdf
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2018, 02:44:49 AM »
it is an isolated population that I think needs studying in the wild.

Interestingly I believe it grows in roughly the same locality as Trillium hibbersonii which some say is just a from of T. ovatum.

No, Mt Prevost is nowhere near where hibbersonii was found. Vancouver Island is big.  The two are about 200 km apart as the eagle flies - no roads and a lot of mountains in between.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2018, 09:50:17 AM »
Thanks for the correction Diane, my memory is not always accurate:-))

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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2018, 07:54:58 PM »
Bulb Log 1918 is full of flowers predominately but not exclusively Erythronium and

Really, 1918. That's even older than me!? ;D
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2018, 09:34:50 AM »
Really, 1918. That's even older than me!? ;D

Bulb Log 19 of 2018 :P
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2018, 08:37:59 AM »
Fascinating reading, and wonderful to see and read  about the differences in hybrids. The photos (as always) leave me in awe and inspired for our spring in the Southern Hemispheres later in the year. Iíve worked on getting a very modest erythronium collection started, after having a few for a couple of years now. Thanks Ian.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #72 on: May 16, 2018, 10:52:42 AM »
Thank you Michael, great to see you have joined the SRGC Forum and I hope your Erythronium thrive in your garden.
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Re: Bulb log 2018
« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2018, 10:54:02 AM »
This is the 800th Bulb Log - I have been writing and posting it online every week since January 2003.

The Bulb Log Diary covers a lot more than bulbs and this week I feature Rhododendrons.

Please click the link to view all 25 pages of pictures and text.


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018May161526464085BULB_LOG_2018.pdf

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« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2018, 09:52:00 AM »
Very many thanks Ian, here's to the next 800.
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