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Hans J

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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2008, 10:53:50 PM »
ooops Maggi  :o

Has Ian ever sown Toblerone ?
I dont remember in all his bulb logs if he has a pic from sowing Toblerone .....
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2008, 11:05:11 PM »
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Has Ian ever sown Toblerone

I can't find any mention of it in the Bulb Log Index, Hans :-[
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2008, 05:00:36 PM »
Hello, do you know of Cotswold Garden Flowers nursery?  They sell aspidistra, I'm told.
Their site is here:   http://www.cgf.net/
"Cotswold Garden Flowers is a small specialist nursery in the English Midlands with a reputation for easy and unusual hardy herbaceous perennials and smaller shrubs. It was founded in 1991 by Bob Brown."
The site says: THE 2008 CATALOGUE HAS NOW BEEN POSTED AND WE ARE TAKING ORDERS FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY....... so I'd contact them quickly for a list if you are interested.
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2008, 05:34:08 PM »
Though I have met Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers, it was some years ago and I have not made an order from CGF... has anyone here had recent dealings ?
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2008, 05:43:44 PM »
Maggi, thank you
I have just contacted it two days ago!

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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2008, 10:59:12 PM »
I have a spare catalogue for CGF if anyone wants it (contact me privately)?
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2008, 11:06:38 PM »
Very good plants from Bob.  He has been to speak to our NCCPG group and brought some very fine plants at the time.  Recommended.
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2008, 03:09:52 PM »
A new entry blooming this week, Aspidistra typica. It differs from other species, usually seen as elatior , for the blade angled with the petiole, that is very short.

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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2008, 05:19:43 PM »
I've found a pic of Cotswold Garden Flowers nursery on my hard drive from last year.

Looking in this years catalogue there are a dozen aspidistra, mainly 12.50 GBPounds each with some at 8.50

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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2008, 07:20:30 PM »
I bought plants there last October - including my Ipheions. There were a lot of tempting plants  :o :)

Photo of one of the many greenhouses.
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2010, 12:50:46 PM »
Here a rare species of Aspidistra has some flowers, A. larutensis. This one is the only Aspidistra occuring in Malaysia, it was once collected by an orchid expedition who thought it was a terrestial orchid, only after the first flowers it was clear which genus the plant belongs to. Flowers are small and far from being spectacular, but I still like the plant...
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« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2010, 12:51:52 PM »
This is the habit of A. larutensis...
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2010, 12:58:52 PM »
I'm still looking for my first flower on mine.  One day I guess....
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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2010, 06:25:23 PM »
I havent seen this thread before and what a coincidence .. a non gardening friend is looking for an Aspidistra. Who sells them?
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Re: Aspidistra, cast iron plants
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2010, 06:46:06 PM »
As I mentioned above:  http://www.cgf.net/ ......  Bob Brown of
Cotswold Garden Flowers used to sell them.....and seems to have a page full of cultivars now.
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