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Anthony Darby

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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 07:24:32 PM »
More exercise Gerry? ;D

There's some narcissi on that list I've not seen offered for sale before.
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 10:06:14 PM »
When I have a few N. b. obesus for sale they are $5 for a pot with 2 f/s bulbs in it. That's about 2.50 GBP at present.

He doesn't give a height for N. tazetta. It doesn't sount like tazetta ssp patulus whose cup is pure yellow, not orange
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2011, 10:09:16 PM »

I must be sitting on a small fortune as I have lots of obesus  :) ;D :)


I'm sitting on quite a lot of the obesus, as I suspect a few of us are. ???
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2011, 11:50:48 PM »
Well Paul Christian must be able to sell them as his business hasn't gone pear-shaped yet? I would be interested in Narcissus perez-larae if I was back in sunny D.
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2011, 10:27:53 AM »
Anthony, I have hundreds of N. x perez-larae and also some of the fertile species N. piifontianus.

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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2011, 10:48:50 AM »
Unfortunately, as you know Rafa, only seeds can be reasonably imported into New Zealand, and only if they are covered by what's on the MAF list. I'm so delighted with the seeds of obsoletus and viridiflorus you sent as they have had an excellent germination rate. Fortunately both are on the MAF list (obsoletus as serotinus, which it used to be). ;D
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2011, 01:56:38 PM »
Well Anthony, in this case if I get enough seeds of N. piifontianus, I will send to you. It was collected many times as N. x perez larae, the step before fertil status, so it is exacly the same plant appart its capacity of sexual reproduction.

By the way I sent you my seed list last week, I hope it won't be problems with MAF.

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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2011, 07:28:34 PM »
OK, I know it's August but didn't want to start a new thread with this.

I have about 17 bulbs to spare of Narcissus cantabricus var foliosus, a few may be of flowering size but most will need another year. I'd rather they went to one individual as a packet rather than my splitting them up, first to PM me their address gets them.
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2011, 09:55:45 AM »
No takers?
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2011, 11:16:29 AM »
Knockandhu David, not unless you coat them with chocolate and say they are cocoa beans. I think MAF would let them in then? ;D
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2011, 06:37:10 PM »
Are you not allowed bulbs of any kind Anthony?
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2011, 09:01:02 PM »
Not unless you go through and extensive and expensive procedure involving MAF.
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2011, 11:09:20 PM »
Not unless you go through an extensive and expensive procedure involving MAF.
Described by some as having the wallet in your right-side back-pocket extracted through your left nostril :o ;D
Though, you should talk to Lesley, Anthony, as she has imported bulbs from Australia from Marcus Harvey (who probably can supply the appropriate paperwork as he does export bulbs from here to other parts of the world).

David,
you may need to "advertise" in the 'Bulbs wanted' Thread
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Re: July Narcissus
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2011, 02:11:21 AM »
I and anyone else in NZ may only import bulbs (on the bio index only) from Marcus because he has very generously gone through the expensive inspection processes that our MAF requires for us to import bulbs from anywhere. He has to have his nursery inspected each year by Australian MAF and they have to declare (a statutory declaration, so a legal document) that Marcus' nursery is free of an incredible number of assorted pests and diseases. Then the bulbs we may want to import must be inspected prior, while they are in growth, and again at the time of pre-packing and export. Marcus asks me to pay for what I suspect is just a tiny part of the costs involved with all this. I doubt if, say, as an example, Kurt Vickory or any other bulb exporter in the UK or Europe would be prepared to carry these costs and we (I) certainly couldn't afford them. I doubt if any private person (you David) would want those costs or the hassles involved either, so in a word or two, NO we can't import bulbs of any kind.
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