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mark smyth

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« on: January 09, 2009, 02:38:23 PM »
Here's C. kesselringii in it's natural form and white form
« Last Edit: January 09, 2009, 02:41:24 PM by mark smyth »
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

All photos taken with a Canon 900T and 230

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 02:40:49 PM »
awesome pix Mark !!!  :o :o
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 02:43:16 PM »
Camera and sunny day! The blue sky is a perfect backdrop
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 02:57:45 PM »
Marvellous photos, Mark.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 03:29:42 PM »
The first flowers to show color in my bulb bed is as always the white Colchicum szovitsii. Today it looked like this.
Kenneth Karlsson, Göteborg, Sweden

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 03:50:37 PM »
very nice indeed Mark both the plants and the photographs.its not one I have grown and I definitely prefer the normal form.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 03:56:37 PM »
Next time I have spares Tony I'll try and remember you.

Kenneth you Colchicum szovitsii are well ahead of mine. I must go and put out some slug pellets because they ate mine last year.
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 06:13:04 PM »
Mark,

Great,  those C. kesselringii.  Beautiful. I never saw a white form!
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 10:23:23 AM »
Kenneth, nice Colchicum szovitsii. Could you please tell me how you grow them. I got one last year but I'm not sure if it was put into the right conditions.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 03:05:19 PM »
It is planted in a well drained, raised bed in full sun. In the bottom of the bed is a layer of gravel, over it a layer of rich compost and at the top 5- 10 cm of pure sand. The bulb is planted in sand so that the roots can reach down into the compost.
Kenneth Karlsson, Göteborg, Sweden

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 08:06:11 PM »
Thanks, Kenneth.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2009, 11:11:38 PM »
Kenneth,
Your growing way seems very nice. Do you apply this for all bulbs or only for colchicum? or only for C. szovitsii?
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2009, 09:56:17 AM »
Is this Colchicum really munzurae ? (Paul Christian origin)
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 03:27:09 PM »
I use that way to grow most of the summer resting bulbs. It is a must in our rainy climate. (But it does not always help anyway)
Kenneth Karlsson, Göteborg, Sweden

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 01:55:03 PM »
I can't find the old Colchicum thread so I am opening a new one.

The first spring colchicum here.

Colchicum hungaricum albiflorum.


 


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