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mark smyth

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Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« on: November 14, 2006, 11:44:16 PM »
Lets get this flowering now page up and running again.

Not in my garden but that of Margaret Glynn is this lovely Cercidiphyllum
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 11:46:07 PM »
Thanks, Mark. The Cercidiphyllum has leaves that smell of chocolate, is that right?
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006, 08:00:56 AM »
the computer says uh uhhh! Candy floss, carmelised sugar
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006, 12:08:36 PM »
Maggi, Mark's right Cercidifolium japonicum leaves smell very strongly of candy floss and caramelised sugar/toffee apples when they take on their autumn colour. I have 2 small ones in the garden and the smell is really incredible. Better still are the big ones at Westonbirt Arboretum near here, which you can smell a hundred yards away on a still, moist day! Delicious! 
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006, 12:57:16 PM »
We planted a C. japonicum last year and it smelled great but this year there was next to no smell at all. Does the weather have anything to do with it. It has been so mild that it was not until today, 15 November, that we had our first frost.
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006, 01:41:09 PM »
David, the smell only develops as the leaves are about to drop and are starting to shrivel a bit, having fully coloured. It's quite fleeting, smells strongest when the air's moist, and is easily missed if you're not out near them at just the right time and in the right conditions. The leaves develop their smell without frost, but a cold snap may help.
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2006, 10:48:21 AM »
Here are some things flowering now. The first is Mec integrefolia, hope this doesn't mean that it won't form a heart for the winter. The second is another that I grew from SSSE49 seed, it was meant to be also mec. integrefolia, can't wait to see what it turns out to be as it looks perennial. Has anyone else flowered this collection. The 3rd photo is a chinese corydalis flowering I supose out of time.
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2006, 10:50:13 AM »
looks as if only the last photo was attached. here goes again
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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006, 01:08:26 PM »
What a change!
Just trying out putting a picture on this new forum.
Takes me a while to sort it all out.
Johan Mens, Belgium

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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2006, 02:28:13 PM »
In frustration and desperation - obviously, I am doing something wrong.

Hopefully, here is Iris unguicularis 'Kilbroney Marble'

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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2006, 02:31:10 PM »
Success, at last.

I had tried to attach 4 images which would have exceeded the 300Kb limit and that was my problem, obviously. Hard to upload  multiple images then?

Thanks for welcoming remarks from Mark and Maggie.

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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2006, 02:38:30 PM »
I had tried to attach 4 images which would have exceeded the 300Kb limit

Not correct

Each image can be 300K 10 images max.  per  post. That's 3 meg. Within  these  limits, user  are asked to act responsibly as you can imagine it would be possible to use up  vast resources



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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2006, 07:31:51 PM »
Dear Admin,

Many thanks for that note. I'm sure it was entirely my own fault or perhaps the slow internet line I was on.

I'll try again at some other stage.

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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2006, 07:36:32 PM »
Trying again with photographs: Iris unguicularis 'Mary Barnard' and I.u. 'Kilbroney Marble'

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Re: Flowering Now Mid November 2006
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2006, 07:58:02 PM »
Lovely Iris Paddy and good photographs too.
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