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mark smyth

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Flowering Now - out of season
« on: December 15, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »
Today is the first day I have got into the garden for about two weeks. Quite a few plants are flowering out of season buy a month or several months. These include
Cyclamen coum - normally February for me
Daphne Bholua 'J. Postill' - normally February
Lonicera pupusii - normally February
Pulsatilla vulgaris - never been without a flower this year
Primula veris
Geranium 'Rozanne' has to be cut back again to make way for snowdrops. Last time was September for Colchicums

Do you have much showing now ahead of time?
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2006, 12:33:25 PM »
This isnt flowering out of season but somehow flowering again.
Colchicum autumnale 'Alboplenum'. As ever my Ranunuculus ficaria collection are in full leaf now with some in flower. The plant shown is one of my own finds and so far un-named. The third Ranunculus is, I think, 'South Downs'
« Last Edit: December 16, 2006, 01:26:31 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 03:50:59 PM »
here is my Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill' ready to burst open, Cyclamen coum, a better shot of Lonicera x purpusii and an annual Chrysanthemum still going strong. This Chrysanthem should have gone to seed a long time ago

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 01:00:43 PM »
Is this a late or early Hepatica flower? Took the photo just now

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 01:45:08 PM »
I don't know what you give them Mark but mine are still in bud just above ground - so more patience is required.
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 02:15:49 PM »
Luc I dont know why my plants come out early. The garden is wide open except for a short Leylandii hedge on the west side of the garden. I live in Antrim which may be influenced by Lough Neagh the largest fresh water lake in the UK. 22x12 miles or 15x8km. The town is located just off the top right corner of the lake
« Last Edit: December 22, 2006, 02:18:03 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 04:52:34 PM »
Lovely pictures as usual Mark.
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 04:59:57 PM »
thanks. I was up in my private jet to photograph Lough Neagh.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2006, 05:46:44 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 05:20:36 PM »
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Beautiful settings Mark - but that snow must date from last Winter or ???
Maybe it is the water and the warmth that it holds that makes your plants such early birds - and of course the Irish climate in general.

Good to see that you landed your private jet ok  ;D and were able to post the pix.

Thanks again
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 07:08:05 PM »
yes snow from February this year
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 07:34:33 PM »
Mark, do you grow Daphne "Jacqueline" in a pot?
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 07:36:25 PM »
no it's in the ground
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2006, 11:17:37 PM »
Here is Ipheion 'Wisley Blue' opening today -in the garden!
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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2006, 12:07:51 AM »
Lovely pics Marck and Anthony
I also saw a hepatica bloom already in late november in The botanical garden in Lund Sweden. It was a h. transylvania so it is a bit earlier but generally not that early.

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Re: Flowering Now - out of season
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2006, 02:27:11 PM »
I'll have to buy some Ipheons next year. It's a flower I like but have never bought.

Here is my Lonicera in full bloom
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