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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2006, 08:54:33 AM »
Thanks John.
A few more taken yesterday.
The first two received as gifts over the last couple years ,flowering for the first time here --A Watsonia sps. which i think is W. coccinea followed by Thalictrum sps.joe elliott.Anyone know it's full name please?.
 
Four i 've raised by seed--
Anemone rivularis.I find seed germinates more readily in a near by gravel path rather than the garden proper.
Ononis rotundifolia
Arisaema ciliatum which i've kept in a poly.box as i was warned it tended to take over if conditions suited down here.It's not taken long to bulk up so i guess in the box it will stay.
A white Watsonia sps.

Finally--
A cross between rhodohypoxis and hypoxis I believe ???Pink in the bud opening to white with a pink eye..
A sisyrinchium sps. purchased a long time ago from the cake maker in chief.Does it have a name yet Lesley?.

Cheers Dave.
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2006, 10:42:52 AM »
That Thalictrum looks lovely - how tall is it, and how big are the flowers?
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2006, 12:47:26 PM »
Dave. Looks like Thalictrum diffusiflorum to me, didn't know there were named forms of it. They are really nice plants and although come readily from seed take a while to bulk up.
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2006, 03:38:28 PM »
Dave,

I have to comment on your watsonias - they are simply excellent, a great strong red, not all that common and a good white.

Many thanks, lovely photographs. Liked the other plants too but these really caught my eye.

Paddy
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2006, 08:36:38 PM »
Nice pics Dave, you're doing a great job to keep our southern end up- if you know what I mean.

The Thalictrum probably IS diffusiflorum as Susan says, but the name came about this way. In the first place, it was never Joe Elliott, but Roy Elliott, late long time Editor of the AGS Bulletin. Roy sent seed to Bob Barnett in Timaru, way back in the 70s just as Thalictrum species and Bob eventually sold some as Thalictrum sp, Roy Elliott, meaning simply that it came from Roy, not as a named clone. I'm thrilled to see you have it growing as everyone else lost it years ago and not knowing what species it was, didn't know what to get seed of, to replace. So you know who will be begging for a little seed ASAP. Ta.
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2006, 08:38:26 PM »
Dave can talk about size, height but as I remember it at Bob's house, the flowers were maybe 3-4 cms across on plants about 30-35 cms high.
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2006, 09:03:20 PM »
Wow! That's big for a Thalictrum flower isn't it? Beggar no 2 signing in, should there be any seed to spare please.
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2006, 09:11:09 PM »
The only problem is that Thalictrum seed should be sown fresh, although I have had old seed germinate new is best.
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2006, 01:09:57 AM »
That's OK for me then isn't it? Dave? Yes Dave? Dear Dave?
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2006, 02:53:51 AM »
According to my Inbox, Doreen has posted some pics here but they aren't appearing in the actual thread. Alice, where art thou?
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2006, 07:07:37 AM »
Lesley, still grappling with square brackets and attached thumbs, but didn't get it to work at the last sitting so I deleted my post. Trouble is you don't know it hasn't worked till you post it and it's not there! Just ignore what your Inbox tells you till I get the hang of it!
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2006, 07:26:03 AM »
I'll try a trio of wildlife shots from my recent holiday touring round North Island.
We saw the Dotterel on a Coromandel beach, where the Department of Conservation had gone to a great deal of trouble to fence off a sizeable expanse of beach to protect the nesting sites. Apparently only the breeding adults have the chestnut chest.
The white-faced grey heron sauntered along the cliff footpath in front of us for quite some distance on Waiheke Island (a short ferry ride out of Auckland), as tame as you like.
And lastly, I was lucky enough to see a whole roost of Monarch butterflies in Christchurch recently, but didn't have the camera to hand, so here's one from the Bay of Islands in the very north of North Island.

1719-0

1721-1

1723-2
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2006, 07:38:06 AM »
Ha, making progress, at least I now have pictures, even if I also have messages I don't understand!
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2006, 07:54:36 AM »
Doreen you have to type the following:
(attachthumb=1)
(attachthumb=2)
(attachthumb=3)

And change  () with []
Only the number of the photo, not the name!
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Re: December in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2006, 08:03:46 AM »
Thanks for the advice, Thomas. I'll try that with some flower pictures at the next sitting.
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