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Narcissus in September 2018
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:47:20 AM »
September is the official start of Spring in Australia and today is Daffodil Day!
In a raised bed in our garden this clump of 'Mitimoto' has slowly increased over the last few years.
It's another of Rod Barwick's "Little Detective" series
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 12:55:30 PM »
Official First September Storm in the glasshouse here!  Poor Bulb Despot has already got a sore shoulder from the watering!

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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 01:18:52 PM »
Hoping to crack on with my daff repotting next week - at last! Monsoon will be a little late in Yorkshire. Quite excited to have a minion volunteer on Monday afternoon and another on Tuesday! :D :D
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 01:23:36 PM »
Congratulations, Anne - patience has paid off at last!
 
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 03:51:47 PM »
Some more from the garden:
1) "Decoy x Swagger" - one of Rod Barwick's "little breeders"
Now two which persist despite competition:
2) Narcissus cordubensis - how this came up through the impenetrable mass of the dwarf jasmine I don't know - it has seeded from a clump a few feet away!
3) A Div 6 which has a label somewhere under the mat of Dymondia! - I think it's one of BArwick's
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PS Anne, when the minions are finished there you can send them down our way ;D
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 05:43:24 PM »
Hooray for those beautiful little survivors! Happy spring!  :)
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 01:38:51 PM »
More daffs are coming into bloom
1) This came from our plant swap as Narcissus 'Charity May' but I'm not convinced!
2) Narcissus 'Bittern' 12 YO
3) one of the bulb beds in full bloom
4) A gift from a friend which she called "Springtime" but it isn't the same as the one on Daffseek! Most likely it's 'Quince', a sibling of 'Tête-à-tête'
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 11:35:04 AM »
.... A gift from a friend which she called "Springtime" but it isn't the same as the one on Daffseek! Most likely it's 'Quince', a sibling of 'Tête-à-tête'
We visited our friend Cathy today and I think she has the same daffodil - but she thought it was 'Tête-à-tête'! I think it's 'Quince'
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 12:49:02 PM »
1) "Campernelles" - Narcissus x odorus
2) a small Narcissus bulbocodium hybrid
3 & 4) 'Stocken' - a small jonquilla which we got from Glenbrook Bulb Farm in 2009 - according to Daffseek it's a catalogue name for a wild collected unnamed species related to N. wilkommii
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 06:27:06 PM »
Stocken must like your conditions, Fermi. Over (up) here it generally just produces a lot of leaves. Such pretty flowers too!
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2018, 06:28:14 PM »
Hoping to crack on with my daff repotting next week - at last! Monsoon will be a little late in Yorkshire. Quite excited to have a minion volunteer on Monday afternoon and another on Tuesday! :D :D

Minions did stirling work - great stuff, chums!
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 08:22:44 PM »
Yay for minions!
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 05:31:57 PM »
Stocken must like your conditions, Fermi. Over (up) here it generally just produces a lot of leaves. Such pretty flowers too!
Hi Anne,
it must be the climate as I do nothing special for it.
I have a clump of something else which I've never manged to flower - lots of foliage and it multiplies. It was a bulb in a pot labelled "Narcissus cyclamenius" but i'm pretty sure it isn't! I've tried it in various spots but it may want cooler conditions!
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 07:24:25 PM »
While madly potting all the species today, it's nice to be reminded what is hiding in those tiny bulbs!
N provincialis (not easy - prone to basal rot)
N triandrus (keeping the same bulbs going is a challenge - keep sowing seeds!)
N calcicola ( surprisingly large bulbs)
N jacetanus (exotic frills)
N rupicola marvieri ( calling all workers..)

MINIONS! I need more minions!
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Re: Narcissus in September 2018
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2018, 07:26:16 PM »
Here's a puzzle. If I sow seeds of some of my N watieri hybrids which are obviously hybrids eg they are yellow, how does what appears to be pure watieri turn up in the F2 and F3 generations?
MINIONS! I need more minions!
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