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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2007, 09:31:33 PM »
....Nice clean fingernail too.....congratulations!    ;)
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2007, 11:15:36 PM »
Lovely pics, Paul. We have most of those plants in the wild also here up north.

From yuor first posting in this thread I especially like Centaurea cyanoides. Did you grow it from seeds?

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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2007, 08:56:39 AM »
Thank you for your kind comments on the pictures. You both take some pretty amazing photographs yourself.

Regarding Centaurea cyanoides I have raised the plants from seed from Israel.



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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2007, 06:10:11 PM »
After many years of waiting I have finally got bloom in my Lathyrus chilensis plant, which I raised from seed purchased through Chiltern back in or 2001 or 2002, so it has taken quite some time to build up a large enough root to flower.

Does anyone know if L. chilensis is a verified name. When I did some net searching I found it described under the synonym Lathyrus hookeri as well.




Lilium formosanum var pricei is also flowering in the 15 C , rainy weather we are experiencing here in SE Sweden now.

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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2007, 07:47:50 PM »
Lilium martagon and martagon cattaniae.

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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2007, 05:49:32 PM »
Yesterdays night my Echinopsis Hybrid opened its flowers and enjoyed my eyes.
Later the night there was heavy rainfall... :-[
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2007, 09:12:34 PM »
Not exactly a rock garden-size broom (unless you have an enormous rock garden) but I just love my Mount Etna broom (Genista aetnensis) at this time of year. Nice scent too, blowing in through the sitting room window, and the first floor bedroom window, and the second floor bedroom window!  ;D  Had it for about ten years and it just gets better and better. The last pic is taken from the bedroom window.



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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2007, 10:45:58 PM »
A favourite of mine too Martin - that wonderful warm frargrance. Mine is also about 10 years old and rather leggy now, should have been pruned judiciously when young but I'm growing on some seedlings and will replace it in a year or so. Everyone should have it.
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2007, 11:57:26 PM »
Surely you haven't aged that much in 10 years Lesley? ::)
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2007, 07:32:01 AM »
Am I the only person who thinks the Genista smells of the stale beer on the kitchen floor after a student party  :-X (those were the days)?
But then, my Trachelospermum asiaticum smells of Germolene too.
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2007, 10:44:31 AM »
I just found this self-sown geranium seedling in the garden, which I think is rather nice. I'll have to mark it so I don't weed it out.
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2007, 10:46:53 AM »
Nice clear whiteflower, Anne. What height is the plant? Looks what I would call middling!......about 15- 18 inches? ( 35 -45 cms?)
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2007, 12:07:03 PM »
Spot on, Maggi.
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2007, 12:36:38 PM »
Am I the only person who thinks the Genista smells of the stale beer on the kitchen floor after a student party  :-X (those were the days)?

How well I remember that smell; and waking up licking that floor.  ;D

Though I don't personally get that from the Genista aetnensis, Anne. More of a (as Lesley says) warm summery scent, difficult to pin down, but sort of dry hay or straw smell in there, just seems to evoke hot summer meadows for me. Mind you, it's especially difficult for me to evaluate clearly as it's mixed with the smell of the Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' flowers (the white-flowered shrub in my pics) which come out at the same time. They look good together, but the hoheria is much stronger scented. Most people say it's a honey scent, but to me and my wife it smells of stables and horses! Not exactly unpleasant, but definitely unusual.
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Re: Flowering now July 2007
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2007, 01:02:52 PM »
Personally, I try not to lick floors.... plates now.... that's a different matter! ::)
In another life I will research how smells are perceived so differently by people... and in different contexts etc... fascinating subject. ???

Still trying to comprehend HUGE size of Martin's Genista... wot a whopper! I don't think I've seen one so tall....are these giants common in Englandshire?
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