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2011- Bulb Log 17.... guess what?
« on: April 27, 2011, 01:14:40 PM »

New Log online.... guess what the subject is?
 YES! Erythronium !

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Apr271303906276BULB_LOG__1711.pdf
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Re: 2011- Bulb Log 17.... guess what?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 12:51:27 AM »
Well the Erythroniums have certainly opened and are flowering with a BIG BANG!! What a wonderful sight to come home to, Ian and Maggi, after days away.

The americanum form 'Craigton Flower' is really outstanding, a truly superb plant. You must be thrilled with it Ian. I want to ask how deep the plunge beds are? Long and wide yes, but have you dug out the ground below normal ground level to account for their delving bulbs? Otherwise it seems they only have a depth of maybe 12cms or so. You've probably talked about this previously but you know me - and others among us - we have short memory spans. ;D
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: 2011- Bulb Log 17.... guess what?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 03:29:12 AM »
Congratulations, Ian, on flowering Erythronium pluriflorum.  As you say, it is the species of Erythronium that can produce the highest number of flowers on a single plant.  The pollen on those flowers is a valuable resource - if you have the time, it would be great if you could use it to manually pollinate some plants of other species that might make interesting hybrid combinations.  I am thinking especially of E. tuolumnense, but also E. grandiflorum and the leucandrum form of E. oregonum would be good.  All combinations have the potential to produce plants with a good garden constitution but also many-flowered racemes of yellow flowers.

I also look forward to learning more about the yellow-flowered plant from Mt. Prevost.  E. grandiflorum is a variable species but so far the tendency of the taxonomists has been to lump rather than split (in contrast to the Erythronium species from the Sierra Nevada of California, where splitting has been the norm).

For people who are wondering about where and what Mt. Prevost is, it is on Vancouver Island, and there are some nice photos on the web at:
 http://www.kevinokephotography.com/mount-prevost/ (and I am sure elsewhere...)

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Re: 2011- Bulb Log 17.... guess what?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 01:13:48 PM »
Bulb Log 18 now online... fewer Erys this time!
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011May041304511039BULB_LOG__1811.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 06:11:39 PM »
All or most Erytrhroniums in gardens here are now yellow and dormant
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 06:14:07 PM »
Tropaeolum tricolorum a weed?! Mine didnt survive the winter
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 09:38:21 PM »
I always enjoy the bulb log and as I have not thanked Ian before I would like to do it now.
I especially enjoy seeing the garden photos and this log is excellent. You have a wonderful garden Ian and Maggi. So much colour and variety.

That dandelion is something else :) I wonder how the judges would mark it if it was entered in a show. Unless rules forbid them.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 10:06:36 PM by Graham Catlow »
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Re: 2011- Bulb Log 17.... guess what?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 06:50:29 AM »
I liked the dandelion too, a much underrated plant!
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 10:36:50 PM »
Another wonderful and informative log. Many thanks Ian for this weekly task which though it must sometimes seem like a chore, always comes across to us, as a labour of love.

I have more than my fair share of dandelions, because I don't always get to pull the deadheads until too late. I suppose it's the same for you but I've found to my cost that the deads, or even unopened buds, must be burnt or otherwise disposed of, as even lying limp on the ground, they develop and make fertile seed which is blown far and near. A couple of weeks ago over-the-road's cat was here and nosing and rubbing himself through the clocks, enjoying the fluff as it floated away. Teddy slept on.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

 


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