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Meconopsis 2013
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:16:17 AM »
At last we have some signs of growth the wind has blown away some snow but luckily it has not been so harsh as the last few weeks. We have noticed that any flowers above the snow have been destroyed by the wind are all brown and wilted even the crops in the fields beside us which were green are now looking dead. We will remember this year for a long time and many plants will be dead however our Meconopsis are showing some signs of life the ones I can see at least. I have also quite a few seedlings of Meconopsis punicea which had germinated in January no chance to prick them out frozen solid but they look as if they have grown a little so will prick out a few. I am posting pictures taken this morning so good just to see how plants have managed to survive I imagine that in the Himalayas the snow saves them as well, cheers Ian the Christie kind
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 01:05:03 PM »
At least you have some snow covering Ian. We had strong drying winds and freezing weather with full sun, so many plants were freeze dried the moment they came up. Many Trilliums suffered this way. My Meconopsis still have dormant buds and the seeds have not germinated yet (luckily). Good to see yours are doing fine.

So tired of this weather...... >:(
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 01:23:44 PM »
There are many plants that are lost this winter. The days are sunny and beautiful, the wind cold, and the nights are often below -10 degrees. Some nights have been all the way down to -20 degrees and no snow.
So, in this weather, was happy for the snow it protects a lot.
It's not so much we can do about it, other than to use the site to new purchases.
How lucky for me that we are going to the Czech Republic.
Ulla Hansson 45 kilometers east of Gothenburg

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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 01:28:45 PM »

How lucky for me that we are going to the Czech Republic.

 Hey, Ulla,  are you going to the Czech Conference?    :) 8)
Hope that is so - see you there!!
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 03:07:15 PM »
Yes Maggie, my sister and I will go there. We will drive to make room for a lot of plants to take home.
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 03:10:49 PM »
Yes Maggie, my sister and I will go there. We will drive to make room for a lot of plants to take home.

 Ulla, sorry, you must think me a fool- of course I already knew that you and your sister are driving to the event - my mind is going- I must need a nice holiday in the Czech Republic!
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 09:50:08 PM »
Hello,
I've always failed with Meconopsis due to my difficult weather conditions. But this year we have a cool spring and some seeds have raised again.
Here are some of the young plants just planted in a shaded container. How could I manage to keep them in good health? I have a south-west exposure and, of course, hot temperatures in summer. All conditions which do not suit Meconopsis...I've chosen small sized ones in order to have more chances of success.
JP
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Meconopsis Horridula
Meconopsis Prattii
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Claire Cockcroft

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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 02:02:42 AM »
Meconopsis delavayi
- sown in January, 2010, from SRGC seed exchange
- has bloomed every summer since 2011

Thank you to whoever donated the seeds!
Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington, USA  Zone 7-8

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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 09:28:26 PM »
Meconopsis are flowering here now

Meconopsis x cookei 'Old Rose'  with its parents Meconopsis quintuplinervia and Meconopsis punicea
Meconopsis punicea
Meconopsis x beamishii
Meconopsis rudis
I know the last one should be Meconopsis Infertile Blue Group 'Bobby Masterton'  but I always think of it as x sheldonii 'Cruickshank'.
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 08:15:52 AM »
Jean-Patrick,
Apart from the usual advice, keeping them shaded etc. make sure you water them from below as they hate being watered from above when it is hot and sunny. The ones you have chosen are the best to try in your conditions but even a sharp shower on a sunny day can cause damage which leads to fatal mildew.
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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »
Meconopsis currently flowering in my garden at Penicuik at about 200m asl.

Meconopsis on the brain at the moment after Gardening Scotland and seeing so many stands and show gardens with at least species or cultivar on display.

I'm also reworking my lecture on all things Meconopsis for this weekend's workshop a RBGE. Thinking about what plants in the collection to sacrifice in the name of education and learning...

Meconopsis grandis 'Strathpey'


Meconopsis 'Lingholm'


Meconopsis punicea 'Sichuan Silk'


Meconopsis quintuplinervia

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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 07:41:53 PM »
At the rate of seeming obsessed and banging on about Meconopsis....
Meconopsis 'Slieve Donard' at RBGE at the moment is something else





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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 07:58:20 PM »
At the rate of seeming obsessed and banging on about Meconopsis....
Meconopsis 'Slieve Donard' at RBGE at the moment is something else





Lovely to see them en masse, Alan.  I wish I had room for big drifts of meconopsis.  There are not many people posting on this thread so please show as many pictures as you can.  I will not complain.
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 09:23:41 PM »
Jean-Patrick,
Apart from the usual advice, keeping them shaded etc. make sure you water them from below as they hate being watered from above when it is hot and sunny. The ones you have chosen are the best to try in your conditions but even a sharp shower on a sunny day can cause damage which leads to fatal mildew.
Susan
Thank you very much Susan!
JP
Lyon / FRANCE

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Re: Meconopsis 2013
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 03:51:19 PM »
A few of my own cookei-hybrids have stared flowering, the dark purple one is quite nice and very vigorous, but the flowers are sadly somewhat small. The dullish, pale purple one is semi-double and has very large flowers, the other two just look like variations of 'Old Rose'.

 


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