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mark smyth

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Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« on: July 27, 2009, 10:40:37 PM »
I'm looking for a source for these two plants
Polystichum lonchitis
Ranunculus x Arendsii
?Tigridia
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 03:55:15 PM »
Dear Mark,
The fern is usually available in The British Pteridological Society Spore Exchange. (ferns from spores isn't difficult).
You are too late for this season, but worth a try this Autumn.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/bps/sporeex.htm
All the best,
Giles
« Last Edit: July 28, 2009, 03:56:59 PM by Giles »

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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 08:55:36 PM »
Mark

I picked up some spores (but not of the species you wish) from The British Pteridological Society stand at the Tatton Show. The folk (like all botanically minded folk) couldn't have been more helpfu. Apparently where I'd been going wrong had been in not sterilising the soil by pouring boiling water over it and then letting it cool prior to casting the spores. The Society has a bargain membership at the moment giving a number of additional months to the standard annual subscription.

I got details of all the best fern stockists:
www.fibrex.co.uk
www.world-of-ferns.co.uk
www.fernnursery.co.uk
www.monksilver.com
www.dicksonia.com
www.aspeco.net/francais/lemondedesfougres.html
www.plantessential.com
www.ivycroft.freeserve.co.uk

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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 09:08:14 PM »
Mark, if it is Tigridia pavonia you are after I may have some seed left from last years collection but will need to check.
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 09:31:58 PM »
Sorry David. I know know it's a Cypella
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 09:32:48 PM »
Thanks Frazer. When I looked I couldnt find any. I obviously spelt it wrong on Google
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 09:44:26 PM »
Sorry David. I know know it's a Cypella

I didn't look at the picture until now-I could have told you that :D  If ever you get an offset spare I'm your man :-[
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 12:58:46 PM »
Mark (and David), the Cypella is probably C.herbertii. If growing outside it almost certainly is. My plant seems to have some capsules developing so I may be able to supply seed in a few weeks.

Darren Sleep. Nr Lancaster UK.

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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 07:19:57 PM »
That would be nice Darren. I'll make a little list of the South African stuff I have spare.
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 08:46:02 PM »
thanks
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 07:54:28 AM »
We're all very keen on getting you hooked on South American Iridaceae, Mark! I have seeds of Hesperoxiphion peruvianum (Syn. Cypella peruviana) if you're still looking. I call this plant "open by seven, gone by eleven" - it does have lovely scented flowers to boot   :)
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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 12:31:23 PM »
Rogan,

If you perchance have a couple spare to throw this way I would be grateful too (if not, maybe next year if you have some?).  I have had 3 bulbs for many years, slowly dwindling down to a single bulb now.  No seed set unfortunately.  I'd love to start some more.  I am guessing this is one of the genus/species that like a lot of water while in growth, like some of the Cypella species?  I am guessing I've been keeping mine a bit too dry while in growth and they're just holding on rather than thriving.  Should this species multiply at all?  Sorry for all the questions.... don't see this plant mentioned very often so happy to absorb any information I can find on it.  ;D

Thanks.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2009, 12:39:30 PM by Paul T »
Cheers.

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Re: Wanted - fern, Ranunculus and ?Tigridia
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 08:53:20 AM »
Hello Paul,

I have some seeds for you - please send me your postal address.
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