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Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:20:47 PM »
I just thought I would post some pics of some really nice Callianthemums I have flowering in the Harlow Carr display houses at the moment. I think these are some of the nicest alpines and so early! I love the dusky pink and lime green contrast. C. anemonoides is always the first and largest then C kernerianum. Its a nice time of year as the Fritillaria raddeana are also out and the Saxifrages like 'Karel Capek'. Spring is on it's way!
Callianthemum pix in post/reply #2, below




 
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Kaye Collings- RHS Garden Harlow Carr, UK

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Re: Lovely Callianthemums
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 10:25:30 PM »
pic..
Kaye Collings- RHS Garden Harlow Carr, UK

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Re: Lovely Callianthemums
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 10:27:13 PM »
pic. I think I got it this time!! Sorry for the multiple posts  :-X
Kaye Collings- RHS Garden Harlow Carr, UK

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Re: Lovely Callianthemums
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 10:37:15 PM »
Not to worry, Kaye, we all get mixed up at times! I've taken out therepeat ofthe Sax, and I will change the title of the page to reflect that there is more to see than "just" (forgive me, you know what I mean) Callianthemeums!
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 10:45:03 PM »
In your post, Kaye, C. kernerianum is the upper of the two plants, is that correct?
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 11:29:46 PM »
Nice work Kay. Callianthemums were always a challenge at The New York Botanical Garden when I was there (alpine house of course). I haven't given them a go here yet...but will now have to search them out in the next round of seed exchanges.

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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 07:51:01 PM »
Thanks Carlo, they grow really easily here it must be our climate? The C. coriandrifolium is a lot slower to emerge than these two, the leaves are just poking out. Yes, the upper Callianthemum is kernerianum. It's a lot flatter to the ground than the anemonoides and a deeper pink. Very nice!
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 08:06:45 PM »
Ah! Harlow Carr, it takes me back, it must be nearly thirty five years since I was last there when (I think) the boss man was Geoffrey Smith. In those days I have to say it was a little run down and lacking in investment. Much different these days I hear, I must plan a visit soon.
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 11:35:42 PM »
Ah, Geoffrey Smith....it takes me back... how I remember that man caressing trollius flowers on a mountainside in a TV programme......Mellors the Gamekeeper turned gardener, as I live and breathe!
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 09:00:33 AM »
My sister used to live in Wakefield so we visited Harlow Carr many times in the 90's. I haven't been for a couple of years but would love to go again. It's a fantastic garden. I will do that this year I hope! Your pictures are fabulous Kay.
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2007, 09:36:08 PM »
Dear garden friends,

If you are ever have possibility to go Harlow Carr, do go and have a look around the lovely garden.

Carlo, you have to be very patient with the Callianthemum seed, my Callianthemum seed took 4 years to geminate.
It will go quicker if you have really fresh seed.

The best success I had was with seed that germinate around the mother plant

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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2007, 06:51:11 PM »
The Austrian C. anemonoides in my garden.

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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 12:38:39 AM »
A superb plant Hans. Will you show it again please when it is fully open? Thanks.
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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2007, 01:59:39 PM »
... and mine

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Re: Harlow Carr : Callianthemums and other gems
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2007, 02:38:20 PM »
Your plant is looking happy, Ewelina. Is the rock natural to your garden or have you brought it there specially to make a home for these plants?
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