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Flowering now August 2007
« on: August 01, 2007, 05:47:29 PM »
Lilium leichtlinii

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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 06:20:21 PM »
Lovely
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 01:02:03 PM »
Photographed last night on the kitchen window sill where it has just about fully opened, 2 views of it as it just amazes me.
I know it's a Haemanthus and I bought the bulb at Dunblane this year, but I didn't write the name down and now I've forgotten it.
Then a lily from the garden, lilium pardalinum which I've finally flowered from a seed.
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« Last Edit: August 02, 2007, 01:21:57 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007, 01:10:46 PM »
Oh and I thought I'd put this in, spotted three weeks ago when on holiday on Orkney - the one flower of primula scottica we could find and a view of what was behind me when I took it's picture. It was growing with Grass of Parnassus - something I hope to try and grow as well. No pics I'm afraid but the wildlife was pretty amazing too (and the shopping on the one wet day!) On the way back I found my first Creeping Lady Tresses' orchid in Culbin forrest nr Inverness.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 06:19:08 AM »
Sue,

Your ball of red is some form of Scadoxus (was one point a Haemanthus).  Just mentioning this in case you are trying to track down the name.  I'm not as familiar with the differences in flowers to be able to tell you the species for sure, but I'm sure someone out there can help if you need it. :)   There are differences in leaves for some of the different forms as well.  I'd be guessing possibly S. multiflorus ssp katherinae but the leaves would be helpful in diagnostic of exactly what it is.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 10:54:17 AM »
Lilium majoense
L. papilliferum
Aconitum macroyezoense
Impatiens cf. oxyanthera 'Milo' - a hardy, tuberous one
Corydalis sp. ex China
Thalictrum ichangense
Geranium lambertii
L. duchartrei
Swertia perennis

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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 11:52:32 AM »
Arisaema (Sorry, I am unsure of your real name),

Love those pics.  The liliums are beautiful, particularly that lovely duchartrei.  The Impatiens looks fascinating, and I didn't realise there were tuberous varieties.  It has such a lovely colour to it, definitely worthwhile growing.  The Swertia isn't something I have come across.  What is it like in growth etc?  How big are the flowers?  Do you have a pic of the full plant?  The flowers are interesting enough for me to look out for it in the future.  It sort of looks a bit like one of the Camassias?
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 08:53:38 PM »
Lovely plants Arisaema.

Here are 2 pics of mine.

The first Callistemon (bottle brush) is just finishing and despite the abyssmal weather has flowerd well this year.

The next is Eucomis bicolor, which is just starting to open. I only remember buying 1 bulb originally and now have about 7 stems, although only 2 have flowering spikes (haven't been able to repot) The 2 flower spikes are not identical, the one shown having a much better and highly marked flowers. I suspect the other is a seedling, possibly having crossed with E. autumnalis (not yet in full flower). I have had several seedlings coming up in the sand in the alpine house, where they stand over winter. These have not flowered but the leaves show varying degrees of marking.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 08:57:51 PM »
John, that is a stunning picture of the Eucomis! Isn't the combination of green and dark brown lovely?
Ours have been very late into growth and the leaves are not even fully extended yet... though the tip of a flower spike is just visible. 
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 09:03:58 PM »
The winter-hard Pelargonium endlicherianum has attractive blooms but the seed is really attractive too. It flowered one month ago in my rock garden and seeds are now ripe.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 09:19:19 PM »
Franz : such super photos! We can see these seeds as the little sculptures they are, miniature works of Nature's art. Do you not pity the people who would never think to look at such things ?
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 10:38:10 PM »
Franz,

Sure hope you are going to send some of that seed to the exchange.  I shall be looking for that one.  Such a lovely plant - and seed.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2007, 12:03:28 AM »
Yes, gorgeous shots of the pelargonium and especially of the seed. FRanz, my seedlings from your Corydalis popovii are coming up again. I'm really thrilled to have this species and it seems it will do well here. (But I'm touching my wooden desk top, just as a precaution :))
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007, 12:38:51 AM »
Here are a few flowering today

The Eucryphia is now becoming a small tree nad although I have 2 others this is by far the most elegant

A Watsonia was posted recently by Brian and seems quite similar to this one which may be pillansii. I bought this for 50p from outside the gardens at St Michaels mount in Cornwall. The gardens are privately owned but are open one day per week and are worth a visit as they contain many tender and interesting plants.

« Last Edit: August 07, 2007, 12:49:42 AM by ian mcenery »
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007, 12:49:49 AM »
That's a nice collection of plants.

Does the digitalis stewartii seed itself around like the ordinary foxgloves?
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