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mark smyth

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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2007, 12:36:43 PM »
Mine came from the Dublin AGS show plant table with a label that simply read "blue daisy ex Helen Dillon"
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2007, 11:00:25 PM »
The Tricyrtis is T. ishiiana.

What is happening to it's stigma? It's not pollen
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #137 on: August 27, 2007, 02:16:23 AM »
Mark
what is the name of your pink climbing felecia?
I have one that i got as a slip from a city garden and it's threatening to take over the garden!
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #138 on: August 27, 2007, 08:50:48 AM »
just now I cant remember
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #139 on: August 27, 2007, 08:56:45 AM »
possibly Felicia petiolata
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #140 on: August 29, 2007, 09:11:26 PM »
Very early this year my first autumn flowering daffodil

1. Narcissus elegans - opening with an olive-green corona (front)
2. and somewhat later with an orange corona

another bulb, received as

3. Nothoscordum species F & W 7455, maybe a Flores and Watson
    number - I would be glad if someone is able to help with a key of
    collection numbers

and a violet although a little bit small but nonstop flowering

4. Viola spec. aff. biflora / Birang Gorge, China

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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #141 on: August 29, 2007, 09:46:22 PM »
The Narcissus is a delight, really, well, elegant :)
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #142 on: August 30, 2007, 01:01:26 PM »
Gerd,

That Narcissus species is gorgeous.  Veeeeery nice!!
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #143 on: August 30, 2007, 01:07:30 PM »
I'll join the ooohs and aaahs over the pink felicia. Make sure you spread seed of this one around.

How long have you been growing it? Any special treatment? I'm assuming its annual and that you start it anew each season....
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #144 on: August 30, 2007, 06:40:48 PM »
fully hardy and perennial and roots fast from cuttings and as it goes across the ground
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #145 on: August 30, 2007, 07:27:53 PM »
Wow...if it's hardy here (and that is open to question, despite your experience) it would be a great find. It looks beautiful--at least the flower. Is the plant itself an attractive scrambler, or something you put up with BECAUSE of the flowers?
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #146 on: September 01, 2007, 12:20:18 AM »
Just a quick pic of Campanula isophylla flowering in my lean-too. I raised some seedlings from bought seed a few years ago and this one survived all the neglect I threw at them, so I've kept it going by cuttings.

I wonder why we don't see it around much these days (plants or seed)? You used to be able to get it all over the place - even from garden centres as a house plant. All I see now in house plant displays is pots of other companula species, all much less showy.

Anyone know of a source for plants or seed? Blue or white forms? I'd like to get some other plants and try crossing them as my single plant sets no seed.

It's such an easy-going plant, and I think it's really quite classy when you get a good form. This isn't the most beautiful of the seedlings; just the one that survived over the years, but it's still rather nice I think.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #147 on: September 01, 2007, 02:32:18 AM »
The same applies to C. fragilis which looks very much like yours Martin except I seem to remember a darker centre. Used to around as a potted or hanging basket plant and seed was available commercially, but neither seems to be around now. A pity.
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #148 on: September 01, 2007, 09:46:46 AM »
Here's C. fragilis
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Re: Flowering now August 2007
« Reply #149 on: September 01, 2007, 10:49:43 PM »
Mark, Lesley, I have Camp. fragilis, bought for the very purpose of trying to cross it with C. isophylla since I can't locate any more isophylla plants or seeds and my isophylla won't set seed on its own. The two are closely related, so I'd expect some success.

I'd like to raise more pure isophylla from seed too. But failing that, I guess I'll try the hybrid route and see what I get. Just a bit worried that the offspring will tend to be less easy to grow (as fragilis isn't so easy-going as isophylla).

Just been waiting for them to flower together. So far their flowering periods haven't coincided. But there are some new buds on fragilis so I may be in luck this year.

The best of my original isophylla seedlings was very much like Mark's fragilis in flower, with very nice smooth-textured china-blue petals. But unfortunately that one didn't survive. I don't like the one I still have, with its puckered petals, so much. But it'll do for crossing purposes.



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