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mark smyth

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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #90 on: December 25, 2007, 10:59:02 AM »
Anthony they werent on the heated bench. The were very dry and got their first water once the leaves came up. The sun only hits the green house first thing these days and again in the last minutes before sunset
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #91 on: December 25, 2007, 12:05:45 PM »
Lesley, I bought mine on advice from a gardener, who is a good friend of Roy Lancaster who ?? introduced it. I think Roy was in his younger days a little over-enthousiastic, but at the time I bought it, the plant was maybe known for about 15 years. After ‘googling ‘a little, it seems my tree belongs to the older specimen in Europe. :) :)
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #92 on: December 26, 2007, 03:21:06 PM »
 note about a new feature in the main site, the third in cliff Booker's series an=bout the Dolomites.... mostly a photo essay..... don't miss it.... http://www.srgc.org.uk/monthfeature/dec2007/content.html


 and other installments to come....  ;D
Cheers Cliff, a great Christmas gift to us all 8)
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #93 on: December 26, 2007, 05:05:39 PM »
I just brought this lovely Oxalis versicolor into the house to open its flowers. They stay tight shut in the alpine house. It's a lovely thing, which I got from Tony G. a few years ago and wouldn't be without.
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #94 on: December 26, 2007, 06:02:11 PM »
bloomin' lovely John
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #95 on: December 26, 2007, 06:53:53 PM »
they look like candy cane.  Wonderful!
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #96 on: December 26, 2007, 07:33:55 PM »
Lovely pictures John. The form we have here has a finer edge I think. I love this rich, solid red.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #97 on: December 27, 2007, 05:14:45 PM »
Spring is on the way! Saw a clump of Daffs flowering on a grass verge in a near-by village but didn't have my camera with me. Will try to get back and take a picture in the next few days.
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #98 on: December 28, 2007, 08:32:29 PM »
omg David, did you really?  No sign of noses here yet.  But I have noses of snowdrops and leucojums now.  Been so cold here though.
Chris Boulby
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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2007, 05:57:54 PM »
The first daffodils are in flowers here and some of them graced the table on Christmas Day. This was Narcissus 'Jenny', a nice pale yellow bloom.

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Re: Flowers and Foliage now - December 07
« Reply #100 on: December 31, 2007, 03:59:54 PM »
I've just got time to show this hellebore hybrid, taken in dull light today. It's always the first to flower, even if it isn't as pretty as some of the later ones.
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