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David Nicholson

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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2007, 07:29:11 PM »
Lovely Paddy, just lovely. I think my favourite is Narcissus 'Colleen Bawn', I always seem to favour the white Narcissus.
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2007, 08:01:36 PM »
moschatus, of which Colleen, is a selection is where all the white genes for trumpets came from
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2007, 08:04:44 PM »
Great show Paddy !!
Difficult for me to choose a favourite, but clearly your daffs aren't suffering from the drought as much as Mark's are at his end of the "green Isle"...

Thanks for sharing !
« Last Edit: April 12, 2007, 08:08:13 PM by Luc Gilgemyn »
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2007, 08:28:27 PM »
David,

N. 'Colleen Bawn' is a lovely plant. I edit a newsletter for the Irish Garden Plant Society and used this photograph on the front cover of the current issue.

This is a small trumpet daffodil which was introduced c. 1890 by William Baylor Hartland of Ard Cairn, Cork. It grows to approximately 10 inches high, is white, tinted pale primrose yellow, especially the corona, which is turned back at the mouth and much frilled. The perianth tube, just above the ovary, is a deeper greenish yellow, fading towards the ovary.

William Baylor Hartland collected daffodils from many old gardens in the Cork area in the latter quarter of the nineteenth century and it seems likely that this is the origin of this daffodil.
                                                                 

Mark, I couldn't comment on it being a cultivar of N. moschatus but it certainly looks very like one.

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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2007, 09:41:29 PM »
It was Brian Duncan who told me Colleen, alpestris and moschatus are variation on a theme. To me they all look the same but then mine may not be as supplied

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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2007, 09:45:51 PM »
I forgot to say I was at Margaret Glynn's again!, my second home, and a spotted a fantastic group of Tete-a-Tete. All 2 and 3 headed!
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2007, 09:52:51 PM »
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2007, 10:15:39 PM »
Mark, you're having us on! Your Colleen and moschatus are surely the same flower!
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2007, 10:18:20 PM »
I also wanted to compliment Paddy on his daffs, the hot weather here is shortening the lifespan of the daffodil flowers alas.
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2007, 11:23:09 PM »
I see what you mean. Too late now to photograph all three. The drought has withered the flowers
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2007, 05:12:58 AM »
Some wonderful Narcissus in here.  Definitely a few species I haven't seen before.  I just love the different species and am hoping to gradually collect them as I can find them.  There is something to the species that is so much more delicate that the bigger types.  Then again I do tend to love smaller flowers so maybe I am just being biased in that way. LOL  Lovely to see the species I haven't seen before (and everything else as well).

The pseudonarcissus ssp are hard to flower here.  I have one or two bulbs of moschatus that flower for me out of maybe 50 of them.  The ssp obvillaris has never flowered for me, much to my disappointment.  I do so want to see the Tenby Daffodill in person. <sigh>  I'm figuring that they don't like the summer heat, yet the 2 moschatus are in a black plastic pot so they flower despite the heat.  Why they flower and others similarly potted is beyond my knowledge.  The others just continue to multiply like mad, sacrificing flowers for offsets.  Seeing pics here of them flowering en mass in the wild is just amazing..... wish I could get my bulbs of them to flower like that.  Anyone know what the key to flowering pseudonarcissus is?  Or do they all just automatically flower for you guys and so there has never been any need to think about it?

Thanks for the lovely pics everyone.  I'm really enjoying them.
Cheers.

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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2007, 09:39:18 PM »
thanks to all for the nice pixs

Here a few snap shots.
Best wishes
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2007, 11:12:24 PM »
Armin,

I had my nose to the ground today beside a clump of N. 'Pipit' - doing a bit of weeding and freshening up in the bed. Last week I had taken a photograph of this clump and today I was struck by the difference in the flowers since then.

This is apparent in the last photograph you posted. It seems that it is only when the flower ages a little that the lovely white around the trumpet becomes more pronounced and adds so much to the appearance of the flower. Same with you?

A lovely plant. Good photographs, Many thanks.

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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2007, 11:26:22 PM »
Paddy, quite right. At the beginning the flowers of N. Pipit are almost yellow. Later they start becomming white from the center. At the end they are bi-color.
A picture taken 2005.
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Re: Narcissus in April 2007
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2007, 09:45:59 PM »
Armin,

A particularly clear example of the bi-colouring of 'Pipit'. Very nice. I find it a very good daffodil in the garden, grows easily and mulitplies well.

Here are a few in flower here at the moment:


N. jonquilla
N. jonquilla 'Chit Chat'
N. 'Segovia'
N. - name lost
Same again.

Can anybody help with suggestions for the last narcissus. I have it for many years and think it is a lovely plant. If you suggest a name you may well trigger a memory in this old brain.

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