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Author Topic: NZ field trip - North Island - Mt. Ruapehu  (Read 5173 times)

Lesley Cox

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Re: NZ field trip - North Island - Mt. Ruapehu
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2008, 08:13:21 PM »
How on earth did he manage to do that?

Yes, I think it was probably P. vulgaris I saw in the UK. I find it very difficult in cultivation to say which is which, v or g.  Not roundup Andrew, a small trowel would be better.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: NZ field trip - North Island - Mt. Ruapehu
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2008, 10:21:32 PM »
Lesley said...

> How on earth did he manage to do that?

The Paraparas (the road between Wanganui and Raetihi) are very twisty.  I suspect the load in the trailer shifted, causing it flip and this would've significantly reduced the drivers ability to steer...

> Yes, I think it was probably P. vulgaris I saw in the UK. I find it
> very difficult in cultivation to say which is which, v or g.

Don't even look at P. macroceros then. :)

> Not roundup Andrew, a small trowel would be better.

There's at least one less specimen at the site already.  Not me I tell you!  Actually I find P. grandiflora tricky in cultivation, it lasts a year or two and then slowly dwindles away.  I suspect the winters here aren't cold enough or something.  Then again, I have a nice collection of Mexican Pinguicula species so that keeps me entertained.  It helps to have the guy with the biggest collection in NZ living a couple of blocks away ('Pete' in the 'people' photos) and coming to my house for takeaways tonight. :) He also grows some serious Arisaema and Tricyrtis although has resisted my Oxalis so far. :)

Andrew.

 


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