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fermi de Sousa

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Brunsvigia 2020
« on: March 04, 2020, 12:37:19 PM »
Brunsvigia marginata has popped up in the garden
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 10:42:21 AM »
Brunsvigia marginata looking a bit more developed yesterday
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 11:15:57 AM »
Very nice Fermi.
How low a temperature can these Brunsvigia take?
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 01:57:57 PM »
How low a temperature can these Brunsvigia take?
Hi Steve,
It's come through -7oC in our garden without protection,
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 03:07:12 PM »
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Given our recent mild Winters I might try removing insulation from my greenhouse to let more light in.
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 09:59:56 PM »
Fermi do You have dry winters or do You get quite a bit of rain?
Plants tend have problems with wet and cold more than dry and cold so these might not be possible in Northern Europe without rain protection!?
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 10:35:28 PM »
Given our recent mild Winters I might try removing insulation from my greenhouse to let more light in.
Fermi do You have dry winters or do You get quite a bit of rain?
Plants tend have problems with wet and cold more than dry and cold so these might not be possible in Northern Europe without rain protection!?
Hi Steve and Joakim,
I should point out that the Brunsvigia (as well as a lot of other South African winter growers) is planted in a very well-drained bed, probably more sand/gravel than loam and though we get most of our rain during winter the soil here never gets water-logged. I think the reason it took so long to flower was the low fertility of the soil,
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 07:43:41 PM »
Fermi, your Brunsvigia has triggered fond memories from our South African sojourn last year... finding Brunsvigia orientalis in the wild.  Martin was the one who hollered out "Stop The Car"... and off we went. It is a shame, although understandable, that Brunsvigia seed is rarely available, given its short life span.... wishing I had one of "our" red orientalis for the sun room.
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Re: Brunsvigia 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 01:02:50 PM »
Hi Gordon,
that would be a dream to see these flowers in their native habitat! Thanks for sharing your pics.

After a week the Brunsvigia marginata is looking less like a nerine as the pedicels elongate!
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