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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2008, 07:38:49 PM »
Hi Maggi,

Ref the viola, has he ever flowered it?  Just wondering what colour the flowers were.  The foliage is a winey-grey-green colour.  Looks almost magical, but of course, you know, you've seen it too  :)
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2008, 08:21:52 PM »
I don't think the viola has flowered as yet. :-\  I'll see Bill on Saturday in Edinburgh and ask him then.
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2008, 08:02:25 AM »
I don't think the viola has flowered as yet. :-\  I'll see Bill on Saturday in Edinburgh and ask him then.

Maggi,
Thank you for these most interesting detailed directions for growing Viola columnaris!

Chris,
Flowers are white to lilac, with pale violet lines
- sometimes yellowish

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2008, 08:37:35 AM »
Thanks for this fantastic photos of the show - did not know the andean viola are possible to grow in this perfection :o

V. columnaris is similar to V. cotyledon?

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2008, 09:40:23 AM »
Hans,
Cultivation is so easy:
Rent about 10 sqm at one of the highest peaks of Mallorca, build a layer of 50 cm pumice and fence the place in. Then plant these violets and don't forget to show pictures in this Forum ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2008, 09:43:25 AM »
The best rosulate viola I've ever seed in cultivation was a few years ago, grown by Alan Taylor.
Here's his Viola dasyphyllum.  It was at the end of its life and shortly after this picture, it was divided up to be propagated, but sadly none of them survived.  
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2008, 11:33:48 AM »
@Gerd - give me three years... 8) ;D
@Diane- thanks for this pic. wow :o
« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 11:35:24 AM by Hans A. »
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2008, 11:59:13 AM »
Oh my!  That one was so beautiful Diane, and thanks for posting pic of the other  Gerd, lovely to see the shape of things to come!
Chris Boulby
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2008, 12:07:35 PM »
Fantastic pics of wonderful plants. 8)
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2008, 05:01:59 PM »
The best rosulate viola I've ever seen in cultivation was a few years ago, grown by Alan Taylor.
Here's his Viola dasyphyllum.  It was at the end of its life and shortly after this picture, it was divided up to be propagated, but sadly none of them survived.  

Diane,
Thank you for showing this extraordinary plant - indeed perfectly grown.
In Chile these kind of rosulate violets are called ' escarapela ' - cockade -
a name, which describes the arrangement of the rosette and the flowers.

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #85 on: April 11, 2008, 09:07:14 PM »
As a late follow up to the Hexham show, you may be interested to know that the North East England Group of the AGS is staging a rather fine display at Alnwick Castle tomorrow.....my info comes from Alan Newton and  the busy Mala Janes who has been beavering away today in the set up.
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I would suggest if you are out and about in the Alnwick area tomorrow, this is worth a visit....there's a wee show and plants for sale, too. 8)
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #86 on: April 14, 2008, 12:26:06 PM »
some pictures from the show at Alnwick

general view of the stand
and from the other side
a planted tree trunk
view of the daffs in show
and the alpines
finally Terry Teal getting his prize for the best alpine from the Duchess of Northumberland

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #87 on: April 15, 2008, 10:22:00 AM »
Sue - Do hope you will get a photo of your weird plant to post here soon.... loved the tree stump all planted up.  Mike Dale did a very fine job on that.  Must have been some weight to transport, good job he took his wheelbarrow!  Well done everyone....wish I could have been there.
Chris Boulby
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