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mark smyth

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Narcissus March 2007
« on: March 02, 2007, 10:04:30 PM »
I'll start this new month with a rubbish photo taken on a very dull day. At 7.30 this morning there was bright sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. By 8.45 it was gone and has stayed like it all day

A stand of N. cyclamineus
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 08:04:47 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 10:12:52 PM »
This photos hopefully show how 'Candlepower' changes colour
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 10:17:07 PM »
and lastly a Narcissus that stands 7inches / 18cm and too big for a trough yet it's in one. The trough has been in place two years but there was no flower last year. I may have recycled bulb mix into the trough thinking the bulb had died. I then didnt notice the leaves last year. Does anyone know what this Narcissus could be?
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 10:18:34 PM »
Now that's how I like to see Narcissus cyclamineus :) I have four flowering - two in a pot with a Cyclamen purpurescens. The thing is I can't remember which was supposed to be in that pot as the label has gone ???
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2007, 01:19:45 AM »
What a super stand of them Mark? Are they yours? That's just how they always should be.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 08:57:19 AM »
if only! I have 12. They belong to Bob Gordon over here
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2007, 12:28:27 PM »
Don't know what your mystery plant is, Mark, but it's nice!
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 12:42:36 PM »
Guess what? The second N. eugenae seedling has opened! What an odd couple ???
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007, 09:46:02 PM »
Are they as short as they look?

I dont think 'Elka' is my mystery Narcissus. 'Elka' below
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2007, 08:47:35 AM »
That's a 10cm x 1cm (4") label in the pot.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2007, 10:46:58 PM »
Here's Narcissus cantabricus petunioides and a little stunner
Narcissus bulbocodium nivalis - I have this labelled as "Morocco form" - not sure how this differs from the norm?  This one almost approaches hedraeanthus with its exerted stamens
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2007, 11:04:06 PM »
Diane - your N cantabricus is lovely but not very petunioid.  Here is one I made earlier - a seedling from some N cantabricus clusii that I raised years ago from AGS seed.  I have not seen it this year though :(

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2007, 11:25:01 PM »
i know a garden where thousands of Narcissus cyclamineus are growing.... maybe not so special , but i like this strange plant...
Wim

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 11:12:01 AM »
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maybe not so special , but I like this strange plant
Wim, I believe N. cyclamineous to be a very special plant! Some people  may find it easy, and our SRGC President said just that when he gave a talk to our group last week, but we have never really found it to be EASY, and I do not think we are alone!
There are a few lucky people with good populations of this charming flower, but it is not readily available in any number in commerce, from my experience, and  many say how tricky it is to establish. I see Gene M  says he gives his some lime... perhaps this is the secret? Any other opinions about that?
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007, 01:15:42 PM »
We also have difficulty with N. cyclamineus, but not with its cultivars!
A few years ago we visited at National Trust for Scotland garden about 10 miles south of Oban (cann't remeber the name) and they had a wonderful sweep of cyclamineous in the grass beneath some trees.
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