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Author Topic: February 2021 in the Southern Hemisphere  (Read 789 times)

fermi de Sousa

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February 2021 in the Southern Hemisphere
« on: February 03, 2021, 01:56:40 PM »
1) Summer is not usually a great time for flowers in our garden but a regular summer "bulb" here is Eucomis autumnalis.
2) We had around 2in of rain last weekend so the rainlilies have responded! Habranthus martinezii x robustus is a hybrid we re-created a few years ago.
3) Habranthus martinezii always responds well to rain.
4) Acis autumnalis - the first "autumn" snowflake!
5) Sisyrinchium palmifolium still a singleton but the clump is getting bigger!
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fermi
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Victoria, Australia

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Re: February 2021 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 03:35:41 PM »
A nice late summer selection Fermi 8) 
Here your Narcissus nivalis (ex Rafa) is almost over for another year & dependably sets a little seed. 
By contrast, I have to watch Sisyrinchium palmifolium carefully because it seeds like crazy & could become weedy.
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: February 2021 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 09:51:15 AM »
Hi Ashley,
glad to know that my accidental gift is still going well with you!
I recall your warning about the Sisyrinchium but perhaps because it is a single plant it has not produced any seed that I can find
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Victoria, Australia

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Re: February 2021 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 02:39:34 AM »
A nice late summer selection Fermi 8) 
Here your Narcissus nivalis (ex Rafa) is almost over for another year & dependably sets a little seed. 
Hi Ashley,
from the seed you sent me I grew a few bulbs to flowering size and so I decided to unpot them to take a pic.
I was surprised to see that they were already in growth despite being stored dry over the summer
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fermi
Mr Fermi de Sousa, Redesdale,
Victoria, Australia

 


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