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Gerry Webster

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February Narcissus 2011
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:51:36 PM »
Narcissus romieuxii

A selection by Fred Hunt. This is very similar to 'Atlas Gold'.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 07:14:24 PM »
But taller perhaps? or maybe that's because all my AG are grown outside in the weather. Don't think AG has the green on the back either. The colour of Fred's is very good and rich.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 07:30:56 PM »
But taller perhaps? or maybe that's because all my AG are grown outside in the weather. Don't think AG has the green on the back either. The colour of Fred's is very good and rich.
Shorter as grown by me - outside until flowering. I'll check on the green back tomorrow,  Re your earlier remarks on the scent of AG; Fred's has a faint but detectable scent. I suppose 40 years plus of Gauloises has done nothing for my olfactory organs.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 03:45:08 PM »
Now this is one I really like as it's the first Narcissus I've ever grown from seed to flowering. Obtained from SRGC Seed Ex. 2006/7 and came titled Narcissus romieuxii 'Primrose Yellow'. Sown 29 August 2007 and the only one left from 10 seeds sown.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 03:52:23 PM »
New to these.  Is upward facing unusual.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 04:36:44 PM »
Really beautiful plants, specially to me this "Atlas Gold"
This is N. cantabricus with a new gardener..

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 04:54:37 PM »
Rafa!! You have a puppy..... give us more pictures,  please tell us everything about him/her......  in this thread....http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6476.90


 Never mind the flowers.... I need to  meet that puppy!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 04:58:27 PM »
Rafa!! You have a puppy..... give us more pictures,  please tell us everything about him/her......  in this thread....http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6476.90
 Never mind the flowers.... I need to  meet that puppy!
Seconded - and I'm sure will be carried unanimously. That is one gorgeous puppy!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 05:05:24 PM »
Rafa!! You have a puppy..... give us more pictures,  please tell us everything about him/her......  in this thread....http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6476.90
 Never mind the flowers.... I need to  meet that puppy!
Seconded - and I'm sure will be carried unanimously. That is one gorgeous puppy!
Ian has just arrived home to see the puppy..... he declares himself in love..... beautiful puppy, already appreciating the narcissus and wearing a tartan collar.... what a heart stealer.....  :D
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011, 05:10:32 PM »
I agree with Gail and Maggi, Rafa.  Beautiful puppy.  I don't go all gooey over human babies, but baby animals....... :) :) :)
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 07:43:22 PM »
The narcissus are beautiful too - especially the little ones at the front.
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 10:31:22 AM »
Thank you friends!
I coudn't have give her a different patterned collar beign a pet member of SRGC  :)

Anne the first N. cantabricus pot is the tipical form, or lineaje you can see in central Spain, short "escapo" and very heterogeneus corona form. There are typical forms, almost inverted corona, petunioids, sub petunioids, sub sub petunioids, sub sub sub ..... In adition there are no so brilliant white than populations in Extremadura. I consider Madrid has the purest populations of N. cantabricus, because there are not  much chromosomic introgresion with other bulbocodium than in other places like Extremadura or Ciudad Real.

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2011, 10:48:29 AM »
New to these.  Is upward facing unusual.

Arnold - I am no expert on bulbocodiums but in my (limited) experience the angle of the flower to the stem (scape) is extremely variable. It can range from slightly drooping, via horizontal to upward facing.

If you get seriously obsessed by these fascinating plants may I suggest you try to get hold of Narcissus: A Guide to Wild Daffodils by John Blanchard (Alpine Garden Society, 1990).
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 02:51:09 PM »
Gerry:

I have the book.  I had a look and Blanchard does say some of the N. romieuxii have flowers 'ascending' which I interpret as upward facing.
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2011, 04:37:40 PM »
Gerry:

I have the book.  I had a look and Blanchard does say some of the N. romieuxii have flowers 'ascending' which I interpret as upward facing.
Arnold - Yes I think so. Either angled upwards or straight up. Some forms of  N. bulbocodium & N. cantabricus are similar.
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