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mark smyth

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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2009, 10:56:04 PM »
That's where all my Colchicums grow or are kept in pots. Those in pots come in while in flower and then go out again.
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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2009, 04:38:17 PM »
Here are a few more forced to open today
luteum x kessellringii - I cross pollinated both parents in my own collection last year but no seed was set.
luteum 'Vahsh'
luetum 'Minion' - brownish tube
'Vahsh' and 'Minion' at the back
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2009, 07:32:41 PM »
Ah, a Colchicum luteum that opens its petals. Do you grow these in pots outside too Mark?
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2009, 07:52:54 PM »
Yes. Do yours not open? These were open today when I got home from work but I brought them in to open them further. They are on my display table facing south.
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2009, 08:13:37 PM »
I have never seen luteum with its petals open. The one I had was so pitiful I killed it with neglect. :(
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2009, 08:22:09 PM »
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These were open today when I got home from work but I brought them in to open them further. They are on my display table facing south.

I think it's a SUN thing.... we just don't get enough! Our glasshouses are in the wrong place at this time of year  :P ::)
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2009, 09:05:51 PM »
Awesome pix Mark !!
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2009, 09:13:45 PM »
Thanks Luc, but it has to be the camera and the weather
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« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2009, 01:47:03 PM »
A colchicum flowering for the first time with me. It is small and delicate in flower.It is from Nemrut Dag in the SE of Turkey and I have been unable to decide which species it is. Jim in Delaware has sent me the latest keys but I have not yet recorded the corm tunics and so will have to investigate when repotting.
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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2009, 03:44:59 PM »
Here is my C. luteum, increasing each year.

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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2009, 06:35:32 PM »
Must get some more. ::)
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« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2009, 03:48:11 AM »
What lovely bright happy blooms - I must increase my meagre collection with these beauties.
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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2009, 07:45:10 AM »
Fred that is a beautiful one!!!
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« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2009, 09:55:59 PM »
Fred is your C. luteum in the open garden? Maybe I'll plant mine out. Brilliant photo of Crocus baytopiorum in the Crocus thread.
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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2009, 06:47:15 AM »
Yes Mark,
It's in the open garden since many years, and it seems to be very happy.
I also have some in pot, in the frame, growing well.
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