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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2012, 12:18:51 PM »
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While there is likely to be some stragglers next week this will be my final post for the season. Spring has sprung and it is time to mow and finish constructing the Dog Palace by putting the power in for the in-slab heating. As you can see from the photos it is a heavy cropping year for the apples. Lots of blossom.
I hope you have enjoyed the photos.
Graham, Canberra, Australia

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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #76 on: October 08, 2012, 12:23:15 PM »
Super poeticus forms, Graham.
Good to see your apple trees so well flowered - there are real problems here with apple crops - some down 80 per cent or more on last year.  Looks like you will avoid that disaster.
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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #77 on: October 08, 2012, 12:38:14 PM »
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Maggie it is nice to get some blossom but that is about it here unless you are prepared to net your trees. Between the rosellas, sulphur crested cockatoos and bats you end up with nothing without nets. The bats are roosting in Commonwealth Park which is about 5-7 minutes to Pialligo. However, even the bats miss out if the cockatoos arrive in numbers first. The bats like ripe fruit while the cockatoos go for apple seeds and they don't have to be ripe apples.
Graham, Canberra, Australia

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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2012, 12:57:45 PM »
Many thanks Graham, a good season for you. Hope ours is a good.
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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2012, 12:59:36 PM »
Graham,
it seems the rosellas, sulphur crested cockatoos and bats are all gourmets and appreciate the sour sweets ::) ;D
Best wishes
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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #80 on: October 08, 2012, 01:30:03 PM »
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It has been a good year for our daffodils. We have probably done more crosses than common sense suggest we ought to have done. We have had a lot of very good miniature and intermediate seedlings flower. We have tried to make as much use as possible of our poeticus seedlings. In hindsight I should have done more Div 5 and 8 hybridising but there is always next year. Our peak flowering season extends for approximately 3 months now (mid July to mid October). It will be interesting to see if we harvest more than 50,000 seed this year as it is long time since we did as many crosses.
A final photo is attached. It is part of the garden for our house. I use the spent soil from our pots and daffodil beds for the beds. I am constantly surprised at how many bulbs I miss and this year I have had to retrieve a high quality split cup jonquilla and return it to the daffodil beds.
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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #81 on: October 08, 2012, 10:57:16 PM »
Hi Graham,
thanks for all the pics!
Looking forward to your next catalogue - let us know when you expect those 7W-Ps to make it onto the list! ;D
cheers
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Re: September Narcissus 2012
« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2012, 10:24:55 AM »
Great stuff, Graham. Some VERY nice things there.
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