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Pleione 2007
« on: February 04, 2007, 04:27:39 PM »
The first Pleione humilis in 2007

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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 04:30:20 PM »
How lovely, Hans. It is a matter of regret that we grow hardly any pleiones nowadays. This was a firm favourite when we did. So dainty.
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 07:21:58 PM »
That flower is drop dead GORGEOUS.
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 08:41:01 PM »
beautiful humilis Hans, here my first Pleione in flower: Pleione 'Eiger'
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 03:03:53 AM »
That flower is drop dead GORGEOUS.

Not for me it wasn't David, just drop dead!
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 08:39:09 AM »
Great to see the Pleione show getting started for this year.
Some great shots already, thanks Hans and Chris.
I hope to do my penny's worth in a couple of weeks - problem is, my camera gave up on me on Saturday and it will be 3 to 4 weeks before I get it back repaired.... :'(
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 07:40:00 PM »
That flower is drop dead GORGEOUS.

Not for me it wasn't David, just drop dead!

Lesley,

not sure if you were giving me an instruction, or you just don't like Pleiones? :P
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 08:49:22 PM »
Dearest David, I'm sure you're very well aware that I was NOT giving you an instruction. Good Lord no! And I love pleiones of every colour and kind but that one, the one time I grew it from an imported psbulb, died almost immediately. (Which is what I meant.) I think it was because it was out of season on arrival, and growing, proved tender in our fast approaching winter when dormant, it would have probably been all right. It was a lesson learned though, to keep pleiones in growth protected but they're OK while still dormant. Here anyway.

So don't even think about dropping dead!
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007, 11:09:24 AM »
Here are my openers for this season.
My camera is still in the repair shop - I had to borrow my daughters compact Olympus - still the results are quite reasonable I think.

Pleione eiger (same clone as Chris V)

Pleione forrestii

I hope there's lots more to come
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2007, 03:56:25 PM »
Lovely photos, luc, with your borrowed compact camera. There were a couple of Pleiones at Dunblane yesterday, brought down on the bus from Aberdeen by John and Rosemary Lupton, fine flowers, some making two per  stem, I just cannot think which they were! I 'll find out, since J and R may read this, or I'll phone them.
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 07:58:02 PM »
Wished that J & R posted some pix of their Pleione Maggi - that would be great.

Here's another clone of Pleione forrestii - quite a bit smaller than the one posted a couple of days ago, but just as beautiful I think !  Still with my daughter's little compact camera, so glad it does such a good job.

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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2007, 08:36:38 PM »
I will ask them to, Luc. Rosemary takes a fine photo, they both do, and in every sense of the word, they are a photogenic pair, themselves! With this flattery I will see if we can get a photo!
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2007, 08:43:16 PM »
Luc, that is BEAUTIFUL.
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2007, 08:51:42 PM »
What a cutie! No David, I mean the Pleione.
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Re: Pleione 2007
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 09:13:02 PM »
Well. John and Rosemary have said they don't have time to get posting in the forum meantime, so they have given some pix to me to post for them. These pix are all of plants grown by John and Rosemeary Lupton and photographed by John.
The first two are the two they had at Dunblane Early Bulb Day.
First,  Pleione 'Piton'
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now Pleione formosana 'Clair'
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Here are two more, not flowering as yet, pictured last year:
Pleione humilis 'Shantung'
7411-2

and P. 'El Pico Kestrel'

7413-3

Thanks to John and Rosemary for these pictures and for the top-up of frogspawn for my pond!




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