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Hans J

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Chlidanthus fragrans
« on: January 06, 2007, 05:38:18 PM »
Hi all ,

I have repottet today my bulbs of Chlidanthus fragrans - and now I have some bulbs surplus .
A picture of this plants from me is shown under "Plant Identification".
If anybody is interested for this bulbs and like to swap with me please contact me .

Many greetings
Hans
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Paddy Tobin

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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 07:19:53 PM »
Hans,

This is a very kind offer, very good of you. However, I won't take you up on it as I have a few pots of Chlidanthus fragrans for the past few years and have no success whatever with them. Indeed, they are just barely hanging on to life and it is a wonder they are surviving at all.

A quick word on your growing method with these would be appreciated.

Paddy
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Hans J

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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 07:43:55 PM »
Paddy ,

It is amazing for me that you have problem with this plants -they grow here like weed .
I making nothing special - I grow it in a mix of 75% mineralic and 25 % organic - dry from October until March - in winter a minimum of 5 in my greenhouse -in summer full sun -and normal watering and fertilizing like my other bulb plants .The only problem is they flowers not easy - and so I have decide to make it in higher pots .
It is a pity to make this surplus bulbs in the garbage and so I have it offered .

Best wishes
Hans
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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 10:03:31 PM »
Han,

The only difference I can comment on is that you have a looser compost than I use. When repotting, I must change my compost to something more in line with what you are using. No flowers here at all.

You have a problem which becomes common after a few years gardening, that of surplus plants. It is eye-opening that the plant we spend large amounts of money on and simply must have can quickly become just another plant when it grow well and reproduces in abundance.

I am a school teacher and a number of the parents of the children in the school like to keep a nice garden and they are always happy to take my extra plants for free.  When this is a special plant is it especially good to pass it on to a good home, so to speak. I prefer to pass the plants on than put them into the compost bin. Composting them can seem such a waste but at times there is nothing else can be done.

Paddy
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Anthony Darby

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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007, 11:45:21 PM »
Hans

I would like to try it?
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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 09:44:31 AM »
Anthony ,

Glad to send you some bulbs - I will a little time wait if also other members have interest, if not so you got all .

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Hans
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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 03:01:28 PM »
Hans

I would also like to have a try if you had enough bulbs spare.

Sue
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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 03:13:31 PM »
Sue ,

I regret - but I have send yesterday all surplus bulbs to Anthony.
But I'm shure he will share with you -they are really enough .

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Hans
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Re: Chlidanthus fragrans
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 03:48:11 PM »
No problem Sue, and thanks Hans.
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