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Lesley Cox

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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #150 on: November 22, 2009, 10:14:38 PM »
Josef Halda is in the Czech Republic and so far as I know, does an annual seed list. I've not bought from him myself, but I know others who have done and still do, a mixed bag so far as satisfaction with the seeds is concerned. I have no address but try Google.
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #151 on: November 22, 2009, 10:22:04 PM »
But you already have it Bill. You posted a pic maybe last month, as I can't find it here, or on the Iris page.
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #152 on: November 22, 2009, 10:23:29 PM »
Hippeatrum papillio and some of those odd spidery species are available now in our garden centres as bulbs ready to pot. But upwards of $20 each.
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #153 on: November 22, 2009, 10:52:39 PM »
Strong nor'wester today and the temp is 33C at 11am. Hot for us. Taking pics is just about impossible in the wind but if I don't get this one now it will be shredded and smashed.

Tall bearded iris 'Old Black Magic.' REALLY black and I love it. :)
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #154 on: November 22, 2009, 10:57:09 PM »
Lesley,
your "Old Black Magic" TBI is a stunner. Wow! 8)
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #155 on: November 22, 2009, 10:57:59 PM »
Wow, Lesley, what a stunner.

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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #156 on: November 23, 2009, 12:12:29 AM »
Tall bearded iris 'Old Black Magic.' REALLY black and I love it. :)
It's certainly got me under its spell! I wonder if it's in Oz?
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #157 on: November 23, 2009, 06:29:17 AM »
Tall bearded iris 'Old Black Magic.' REALLY black and I love it. :)

Where have you been hiding this one Lesley, I'll be after this black beauty. 8) :o ;D

>But you already have it Bill. You posted a pic maybe last month,<

Yes but your Iris kamaonensis is different in colour and always more desirable when you haven't got it. :( :(
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #158 on: November 23, 2009, 12:07:09 PM »
Lesley, your Iris is an absolute stunner. ;D
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #159 on: November 23, 2009, 08:47:28 PM »
My kamoanensis came from Hokonui Alpines at Gore, Bill. You could ask there.

We had dreadful hot winds here yesterday so I cut the stem of OBM, to stop it being quite shattered. This morning in a jar on the table, the falls were deep purple as the sun shone through them but the falls were still black, so I moved it into the shade.

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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #160 on: November 23, 2009, 09:05:09 PM »
'Old Black Magic' came from Mossburn Iris Gardens, PO Box 96 Mossburn, Southland 9747. Sorry, I thought you were asking about I. kamaonensis. Other great blacks are 'Anvil of Darkness,' 'Before the Storm,' 'About Last Night.'
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #161 on: November 24, 2009, 06:42:57 AM »
My Australian trigger plants (Stylidium graminifolium) have been keeping me amused for the past week or two. In addition to their rather interesting 'trigger' action, they make very colourful spikes of pink flowers rising from firm rosettes of linear leaves. Once triggered the trigger (column) resets itself within five minutes - ready to 'dust' the next unweary insect visitor. This came as a surprise to me as I thought they could only be triggered once.

The second picture is a detailed shot of a single flower with its trigger in the 'cocked' position (arrowed).

I'm sure our Oz members (PaulT?) can tell us much more about this plant than I can.
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #162 on: November 24, 2009, 08:14:38 AM »
Rogan,

They're brilliant plants, aren't they?  The little trigger mechanism is so cool, and you can literally watch it reset itself slowly.  I could find you assorted bits from reference material, but I haven't yet managed to succeed with the trigger plants.  I love them and would love to be succesful, but as yet I haven't managed it.  I really need to do some more research and try again after working out the right conditions.  How are you treating yours?

Cheers.

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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #163 on: November 24, 2009, 08:51:11 AM »
I've lost mine now. I think it just got overgrown but it was fine for several years in a dampish, gritty trough. I had seed on it too. Might have a poke around in the undergrowth in case there's something still tthere. Mine was a paler pink but still very nice with reddish leaves.
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Re: November 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #164 on: November 24, 2009, 10:59:58 AM »
My Australian trigger plants (Stylidium graminifolium) have been keeping me amused for the past week or two. In addition to their rather interesting 'trigger' action, they make very colourful spikes of pink flowers rising from firm rosettes of linear leaves. Once triggered the trigger (column) resets itself within five minutes - ready to 'dust' the next unweary insect visitor. This came as a surprise to me as I thought they could only be triggered once.

The second picture is a detailed shot of a single flower with its trigger in the 'cocked' position (arrowed).

I'm sure our Oz members (PaulT?) can tell us much more about this plant than I can.

Rogan, your trigger plant sound like a lot of fun, fascinating, and a nice colourful plant to show off as well.
BTW: your Tropaeolum seed have been posted today, good luck, hope they do well for you.
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