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Author Topic: Narcissus September - December 2009  (Read 32377 times)

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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #465 on: December 27, 2009, 03:11:01 PM »
At last! Time for a potter in the greenhouses with a camera! It is, of course, mostly white hoop petticoats in flower just now. The latest one to open is N. albidus SF110, which is very prolific with seeds. A pot of seedlings from it self-pollinated is opening its first flowers, and also a hybrid between it and Narcissus bulbocodium praecox 'Moulay Brahim', which is a later flowering lovely solid yellow.
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #466 on: December 27, 2009, 03:13:12 PM »
Two nice yellows: Narcissus 'December Gold' and a self-sown N. romieuxii which has a nice frilly edge.
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #467 on: December 27, 2009, 06:13:39 PM »
Lovely plants Anne. Does 'December Gold' retain its colour?
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #468 on: December 27, 2009, 06:39:09 PM »
Yes, but during this very cold weather the colour has become a little blotchy. It is a good strong yellow.
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #469 on: December 27, 2009, 07:54:26 PM »
I like Narcissus 'December Gold' Anne, will it in be in the next List??
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #470 on: December 28, 2009, 01:26:56 PM »
In a couple of years when the babies are flowering size.
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #471 on: December 28, 2009, 08:05:59 PM »
Very nice selection Anne !!
Thanks for brightening up these gloomy (weatherwise) days !  :D
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #472 on: December 28, 2009, 10:53:57 PM »
Two nice yellows: Narcissus 'December Gold' and a self-sown N. romieuxii which has a nice frilly edge.
I might be asking for one back Anne - mine have been reveaged by the 'fly'.  No sign of flowers yet this year in the remaining bulbs  :(

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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #473 on: December 29, 2009, 10:19:43 AM »
That's worrying Tony. I had the impression - obviously wrong -  that the narrow leaved bulbocodiums were not attacked by the fly. Bad luck.
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #474 on: December 29, 2009, 11:18:34 AM »
In my experience the fly will attack any small narcissus bulbs.  Perversely (it must just be bad luck) I have lost some of the rarest/nicest ones ....
I am hoping that I have the problem under control now after netting the frame early last spring.  Seems they are coming in from outside, netting can only work if there are no new hatchings inside the netting.

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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #475 on: December 29, 2009, 12:21:43 PM »
I'll be happy to restock you if you need them along with anything else, Tony, that's the beauty of swapping!  It's a really nice variety.
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #476 on: December 31, 2009, 05:39:35 PM »
A pot of Narcissus bulbocodium coll 96/198 Brian Duncan Morocco.

These are a little past their best as they have been in bloom for two weeks but I didn't get a chance to take a pic.
Still bitterly cold in the greenhouse, 2C with a strong easterly wind, all louvers and doors open.

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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #477 on: December 31, 2009, 05:53:00 PM »
A few more,sorry about the quality,I am blaming it on the weather.

1 Narcissus romieuxii.
2-6 Narcissus measaltanticus hybs.

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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #478 on: December 31, 2009, 07:16:06 PM »
Cheers Michael!
very nice Narcissus. Especial the flower of N. romieuxii warms my heart at this time of the year. I like the primula yellow color.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 08:37:45 PM by Armin »
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Re: Narcissus September - December 2009
« Reply #479 on: December 31, 2009, 07:57:14 PM »
I agree, Armin.... isn't it wonderful the way these wee flowers  can stay so lovely for so long at this time of year? A real treat to see them.... when you are finally able to break your way out to the glasshouse!
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