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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2008, 11:07:27 AM »
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2008, 12:04:03 PM »
Tom,
Thank you for the wonderful pictures - especially liked the M. nepalensis.  Will you be able to visit again when the new plants flower?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2008, 12:57:24 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2008, 01:23:03 PM »
Thank you Tom !
Marvelous show !  :o
The picture of the Mec. group and its neighbours is absolutely beautiful !
Thanks again
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2008, 01:25:20 PM »
I'm not sure who Michael is. so, on the assumption that the query refers to my postings, the answer is hopefully yes.  However, the new plantings are too immature to flower this year
Tom Cameron
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2008, 01:12:50 PM »
Thanks for posting these pics TC, I am very hacked off that I'm offshore for the meconopsis season - keep them coming.
On the day I left my first one came in to flower - by the time I get home in 3 weeks they'll probably all be past.

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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2008, 10:25:59 PM »
Tom;

Great pictures! If you go back later, could you please take a shot of the seed pods on Meconopis forrestii?



M. lancifolia below, it's been in flower since May 15th and still have plenty of buds left.

 

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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2008, 05:31:38 AM »
Thanks for the post arisaema, that is a beautiful mec.
Is this one perennial too?

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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2008, 07:04:14 PM »
Ian: It's biennial I'm afraid, but certainly worth the trouble :)

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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2008, 11:58:26 AM »
These are probably the last Meconopsis pictures of the season taken at Dawyck gardens yesterday.  Even here, the petals were starting to fall.  It's a pity these beautiful flowers are in bloom for such a short time.
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2008, 08:54:33 PM »
That is a beautiful form Tom and stunning in a group.

Not sure that I agree entirely about "a pity these beautiful flowers are in bloom for such a short time." They are glorious of course but they live well in the memory and they are there to look forward to, next time. There's always something else to fill the spot and every kind of plant has its due season. But I do know what you mean. The end of something so lovely is always a little sad.
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2008, 08:12:45 AM »
Wonderful shots Tom !  Great flowers aren't they ?
Thanks for showing !
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2008, 11:31:41 AM »
OMG!!!!  :o  These pics are so stunning.  Susan, your seed production line is fantastic, Tom those different coloured varieties are amazing... and those last shots.... <sigh!> ::)

Despite a few tries with both plants and seeds I still haven't managed to grow any as yet.  The seed germinates fine then dies off for reasons I am not yet able to ascertain.  I think that next time I get seed I'll just sprinkle it out in a shady piece of the garden and hope it grows without any intervention from me, because obviously whatever I'm doing isn't right!   ;)

So for now I am most pleased to be able to enjoy the wonderful Mec pics here and dream!!!   ;D  Thanks everyone.
Cheers.

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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2008, 10:18:31 AM »
Meconopsis in my garden this week:

Meconopsis x Marit




M, quintuplinervia


M. x cookei Old Rose
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2008, 12:47:24 PM »
Beautiful, Magnar.  I particularly like that white.
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Paul T.
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Re: Meconopsis May/June
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2008, 01:27:50 PM »
I agree, paul!
 I am interested to see that the plant of Meconopsis 'Marit' looks to be a good robust sort.... some whites can be rather weak and this does not seem to bethe case here  8)
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