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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2024, 10:09:25 PM »
More Roscoea humeana alba seedlings opened today, mixed colours along with Roscoea humeana lutea.
Garden view, just about run out of space.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2024, 10:20:22 PM »

Garden view, just about run out of space.
I LOVE Tulipa sprengeri!!
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2024, 06:59:59 PM »
More Roscoea humeana alba seedlings opened today, mixed colours along with Roscoea humeana lutea.
Garden view, just about run out of space.
Mike, are you sure about the name? Normally humeana has broader leaves.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2024, 08:04:33 PM »
Mike, are you sure about the name? Normally humeana has broader leaves.
Herman, I usually only find seed on Roscoea humeana alba but I do grow others that are in flower at the same time.
Roscoea humeana Lutea
Roscoea Harvington Raw Silk &
Roscoea Cautleyoides Early Purple.
Perhaps the insects or bees have had a hand mixing things for me.
Mike
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2024, 08:22:46 PM »
All very beautiful, Mike! Especially the yellow one!

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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2024, 08:33:56 AM »
Herman, I usually only find seed on Roscoea humeana alba but I do grow others that are in flower at the same time.
Roscoea humeana Lutea
Roscoea Harvington Raw Silk &
Roscoea Cautleyoides Early Purple.
Perhaps the insects or bees have had a hand mixing things for me.
Mike, beautiful Roscoea's. I also like them. I didn't know R. humeana f. lutea and R. cautleoides 'Early purple'. They are gorgeous!
Identifying Roscoea is not easy. I have Jill Cowley's book "The genus Roscoea". I'll have to make time to study it more deeply.
Here other Roscoea's sometimes set seed, but this year is very wet.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2024, 02:24:36 PM »
Mike, beautiful Roscoea's. I also like them. I didn't know R. humeana f. lutea and R. cautleoides 'Early purple'. They are gorgeous!
Identifying Roscoea is not easy. I have Jill Cowley's book "The genus Roscoea". I'll have to make time to study it more deeply.
Here other Roscoea's sometimes set seed, but this year is very wet.
Herman,  I will check very carefully for seed on all the roscoea from now on.
The ants & wasps are very partial to them. 
Another taken this morning, Roscoea humeana seedlings ex McBeaths Pink. Seedlings came from Ann & Bob Armstrong.
Mike
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2024, 09:26:30 PM »
Many thanks to all the friends, who show us all their plants in such an outstanding condition.
We suffer from extremely heavy rainfalls, all the creeks and rivers in our region are overflooded
and many roads unpassable. I cannot remember such a wet spring since I started gardening. 
Wonder, how our plants will behave after this.
Last sunday the rain stopped for all the day and I had the the chance to photograph this miniature
iyv (don't know the name of this cultivar) and Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2024, 09:59:55 PM »
Herman,  I will check very carefully for seed on all the roscoea from now on.
The ants & wasps are very partial to them. 
Another taken this morning, Roscoea humeana seedlings ex McBeaths Pink. Seedlings came from Ann & Bob Armstrong.
Mike, those seedlings are true Roscoea humeana and very beautiful!
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2024, 10:09:14 PM »
Many thanks to all the friends, who show us all their plants in such an outstanding condition.
We suffer from extremely heavy rainfalls, all the creeks and rivers in our region are overflooded
and many roads unpassable. I cannot remember such a wet spring since I started gardening. 
Wonder, how our plants will behave after this.
Last sunday the rain stopped for all the day and I had the the chance to photograph this miniature
iyv (don't know the name of this cultivar) and Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'.
Rudi, sorry to hear from your water problems. If the water doesn't stay for a long time most plants will recover.
A part in my son's garden is overflowed (about 10 cm) from November till now. Some trees and shrubs have not grown new leaves, I expect they will never recover.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2024, 08:14:42 PM »
Herman, sorry to hear about your son's problems with the overflown garden.
Attached are some actual photos from our meadow garden; we think, that all
the plants will recover when the water is gone. The garden by the house with
the "better" plants still looks good and I hope that this outstanding rain did no
further harm.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2024, 08:30:01 AM »
Rudi, I´m so sorry to see these pictures of Your garden, is it it flooded by the Rems or by the excessive rainfall? At least there is some hope now as less rain is predicted. No help for the poor people who lost their lives in the floods, among them a firefighter  trying to help.
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2024, 09:07:46 PM »
Mariette, thank you for your kind reply. Our garden is about 1,5 km away from the Rems river at a light slope.
The water comes from the fields above it, but we hope, that the soil dries up quick again. i am sorry for the people
who lost their lives and those with a deserted home. It will take a long time until everthing is dry and repaired again.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2024, 11:21:34 AM »
Daphne oleoides which self sowed into a hole in the side of this chimney pot.(I blame the blackbirds).
Mike
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Re: May 2024 in Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2024, 11:18:37 AM »
Mariette, wonderful pictures from your trip to Öland. It surely is an amazing place.
Ranunculus bulbosus looks so nice, too bad I have never seen it in nature here.

Here weather jumped right from winter to summer in early May. Temperatures were higher than average for a month, with no rain, so all flowering went very fast by. In my garden it rained 3mm all May. Now the weather turned around and temperatures dropped to below +20, with showers almost every day, though it could still rain more after the drought.

Mike, wonderful garden scene with Tulipa sprengeri. I'm trying to grow more of it from seeds, so hopefully in a few years time I have more flowering. Here are some couple of days ago.

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