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Maggi Young

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Meconopsis 2014
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:09:51 PM »
Not one we see very often  - Meconopsis tibetica,  described by  C. Grey Wilson  Alpine Gardener 74(2): 222 (-225; figs.). 2006 [Jun 2006]
Distribution: Tibet (China, Asia-Temperate)
Collector(s): Birks & Birks s.n.      Locality:  Between Dumba and Tsho Shau, near the latter
Collection Date: 2005-7-19   

   
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 09:25:31 PM »
We were sent this photo by Margaret and David Thorne in 2005 - they were on the same trip with the Birks, if I remember correctly.

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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 10:41:10 PM »
Magnificent.
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 08:53:17 AM »
Yes, indeed!
Very nice.
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 10:42:28 PM »
A stunner indeed, and no doubt just as difficult (for many of us) to grow as its relatives....
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 04:28:09 PM »
Hello all despite the very wet and cold weather ( we did have a day with some sunshine) the first Meconopsis are flowering this week it has been a very wet winter so have lost a lot of my stock plants will divide up what we have left later, cheers Ian the Christie kind
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 03:44:16 PM »
Everything is still in bud with me but after painting the shed and bower i'm having a Meconopsis cupcake made by my other half.
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 04:01:30 PM »
That's as good as the real thing - and tastier!
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2014, 04:10:28 PM »
Aye I can confirm it was very tasty. Also first outing of mobile app.
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 08:51:20 PM »
Meconopsis are just starting here.  M. delavayi, from seed sown in 2010, and one of the fertile blues.
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 10:07:56 PM »
Meconopsis flowering here
Meconopsis punicea
Meconopsis x cookei 'Old Rose'
Meconopsis which I used to know as x sheldonii 'Cruickshank' but  now believed to be the same as 'Bobby Masterton'
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 11:39:38 PM »

Lovely Meconopsis, Roma. I'm so envious. I've just bought M. cookei with two healthy buds from Edrom. Do you think I'd be safest to keep it in a pot rather than making to compete in very crowded borders? :-\
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 03:18:46 PM »
oh yes, it's very very very small  ;D  (but I'm not a pot gardener).

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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 07:50:35 PM »
Not sure about growing Meconopsis x cookei long term in a pot, Margaret.   I have found it to increase fast and need dividing frequently.  I lost a number of plants because of the dry weather we had last summer.  I divided the two survivors in February or March (it starts growing early).  I replanted about 9 pieces and potted up about the same for plant sales.  They have grown very well in pots and in the ground.  If you are prepared to repot often and keep well watered I would keep it in a pot initially and plant out a bit when it gets big enough to divide which could be late summer or late winter. 
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Re: Meconopsis 2014
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 08:25:10 AM »
That's good advice, Roma, thank you. I'm amazed that they are so vigorous with you that you can divide them. I must concentrate on keeping them alive!
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