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Maggi Young

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #210 on: March 30, 2007, 11:10:58 PM »
Oh-oh, Mark's going to go down with yellow fever now!

Diane, I think that N. perez-chiscanoi does have a tendency to roll back like that.  I think some of ours, outside, don't seem to roll so much, perhaps they're too cold! I'm not sure I like that roll feature, it's like those petunioide romieuxii types... I don't really like them, either :P

I've never met a Narcissus yepesii... pretty thing, and from a good "home" in  John Blanchard !! Is this the first time you have flowered it?
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #211 on: March 30, 2007, 11:14:32 PM »
actually sitting in the garden today I was amzed at how many different daffs I own. It's a sea of yellow and white. If only the TV crew could be here now. I'm worried about what will be showing in two weeks time. I did tell them to come in May, pre Czech trip, but they are coming on the 18th.

I need a name for this little beuaty that only opened today.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #212 on: March 31, 2007, 12:09:35 PM »
Mark Did You meen post Chech tripp so that You could stock up with a good excuse? May pre Chech seems to very litle of May.
You will have to hope for cold but clear weather for the plants to stay nice 2 more weeks.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #213 on: April 01, 2007, 12:27:37 AM »
Mark, yours looks pretty much like N. bulbocodium obesus, if the foliage is low and arching. The large flowers vary somewhat with some forms wider than others, but yours still look quite large, which they should be. It usually has a good heavy texture too.

I have some fellow feeling for this lovely daff, but would prefer it to be re-named as N. b. var plumpus or perhaps var cuddliensis.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2007, 12:32:12 AM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #214 on: April 01, 2007, 12:31:40 AM »
True Joakim it doesnt make sense

Lesley the leaves are flat on the ground
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #215 on: April 01, 2007, 12:33:27 AM »
I'd still go with obesus. Maggi? Ian?
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #216 on: April 01, 2007, 10:23:56 AM »
I'd prefer to see the flowers when they are fully open, Mark. Their shape could change quite a bit from the stage you show them at. If there is still a "curl out and round" to the bell then, then obesus is fine. I, too, prefer 'cuddliensis'... so much friendlier!
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #217 on: April 08, 2007, 12:01:09 PM »
I went to Brigsteer woods near Kendal Cumbria to see the wild daffs Narcissus pseudonarcissus, which grow in profusion amongst the trees. They were just at their peak and it was a beautiful sight.

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #218 on: April 08, 2007, 03:11:41 PM »
very nice. I think Country File featured them recently.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #219 on: April 09, 2007, 10:11:47 PM »
John, wonderful habitat.
Is it under nature protection?
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #220 on: April 10, 2007, 08:58:37 AM »

A few years ago I stayed in a farm cottage in Derbyshire and one of the fields was full of  N. pseudo narcissus.
 The farmer told me he was paid an annual grant not to do anything to the field which might harm the bulbs.
I must admit it was money well spent!
David in Kent

 


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