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Lesley Cox

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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #240 on: May 29, 2007, 09:13:06 PM »
I'll bet a bob Kew's never had 180 flowers out at the same time, as mine does, regularly.

Where's the photograph :D.

Fair question. I've not taken photos of my biggest plant recently because once the flowers get going, - and most flowers only last a day, very occasionally two - it's such a damn nuisance picking off the dead or dying blooms in order to get an attractive picture. They lie like little flakes of damp tissue or wet feathers on the leaves and have to be tweezed off, in order to get the tube as well as the flower itself. So I've confined myself to smaller plants. But I'll do my best next summer.
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #241 on: May 30, 2007, 01:33:38 PM »
Here's a photo especially for Paul Tyerman:

These are Cyclamen purpurascens grown from PT-seed, sown in
March 2006. Only 14 months until first flowering!!  :o

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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #242 on: May 30, 2007, 11:40:52 PM »
That's amazingly fast, Thomas.

Good plant.

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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #243 on: June 01, 2007, 11:50:26 PM »
This is my Phlox adsurgens 'Wagon Wheels' photographed today and the ?new adsurgens 'Mary Ellen'
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #244 on: June 02, 2007, 12:06:27 AM »
Your watch slow Mark? ::)
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #245 on: June 02, 2007, 11:30:17 PM »
At the risk of being pedantic, may I suggest that Phlox `Wagonwheel' should be in the singular? Like Saxifraga or Dianthus `Whitehill.'
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #246 on: June 02, 2007, 11:39:20 PM »
......and twowords (Phlox adsurgens 'Wagon Wheel'). I guess one assumes that a singular wagon wheel wouldn't be of any use to keep us rollin' along?
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #247 on: June 03, 2007, 12:03:53 AM »
Thank you Anthony. You are right, of course. You were very much on my mind last evening when I was watching a wonderful TV programme called - but no, I'll go to the Wildlife thread.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #248 on: June 04, 2007, 09:39:20 PM »
Here's a photo especially for Paul Tyerman:

These are Cyclamen purpurascens grown from PT-seed, sown in
March 2006. Only 14 months until first flowering!!  :o

Thomas,

Congratulations!!  Looks like you've got a nice selection of leaf forms, although if they're that young they still won't even have their full markings yet.  Looks like that bigger of the flowers might even be associated with that more solidly silver leaf?  Glad to see them doing so well and showing so much variation.  8)
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #249 on: June 04, 2007, 09:54:22 PM »
they are good looking Cyclamen babies, aren't they? Perhaps you should have a cigar, Paul, to celebrate! Good to have you back!
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Re: Flowering now May 2007
« Reply #250 on: June 05, 2007, 12:13:17 AM »
Maggi,

Well perhaps I should have that cigar (except I don't smoke) as I probably WAS responsible for the creation of those seeds...... I do go out and periodically hand (well finger actually) cross-pollinate the C. purpurascens to set seed on them.  The species seems to be so uncommon, and I have some nice leaf forms, so I like to share.  I'm awaiting some seedlings from seed from Anne W maturing a little more so I can see what their leaves will end up like.  I think that they were 'Limone Form' from memory.  A whole bunch germinated, but there are only a couple in evidence at the moment so I hope they are still OK.  My purpurascens are evergreen, but I am not sure whether the genetics of the seedlings is different enough to have clear leaf loss.  I guess I had better unearth and check what bulbs still remain.  Fingers crossed.
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