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Also anemones? the yellow things. or celandines. Whatever!

Hows spring going for you guys?



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On 30/01/2021 17:07, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Also anemones? the yellow things. or celandines. Whatever!

Hows spring going for you guys?


Only one snowdrop out (they always seem to be late here), and one
crocus, although loads of them and daffs up. Anemone de Caen - in a
couple of tubs - have been out for 2 - 3 weeks; they look a bit
bedraggled. Several hellebores out and looking good.

A few shrubs are in flower.

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Also anemones? the yellow things. or celandines. Whatever!

Hows spring going for you guys?


Snowdrops in in tubs in bud here in coastal Tyneside. Not yet in the
garden

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On 30/01/2021 20:46, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:07:53 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
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Also anemones? the yellow things. or celandines. Whatever!

Hows spring going for you guys?


Loads of snowdrops in flower here. I have two patches of them. If we
get a decent spell of weather in the next few days I plan to lift a
few and plant them elsewhere. Got to move them in the green. But no
daffs yet, not even close.

My first daffs were in flower at the start of Dec and by Xmas I had
around 15 or so daffs in full flower, despite being flattened by the
snow the other day they are standing up again and still in flower.
I now have a dozen crocus in flower, but want sunshine to open up fully.
One Camelia has been in flower since dec, it's not a winter flowering
variety. My winter flowering one is still in tight bud.
One pot of snowdrops was in flower at the start of dec but the varieties
in the ground wont flower till April if they are like they usually are.
Had some winter flowering Jasmine in flower for Xmas.
That's South Wales for you.
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On 30/01/2021 22:47, David Hill wrote:
Had some winter flowering Jasmine in flower for Xmas.
That's South Wales for you.

I had a winter flowering viburnum and tow roses out for xmas, but they
(flowers, not the plants!) all died now.



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On 30/01/2021 17:07, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Also anemones? the yellow things. or celandines. Whatever!


Snowdrops have been out for ages here. First daffodil out today some
others showing colour but not actually open. Aconites are out in force.

Also got one pink hyacinth out in the garden. And several clumps of
unusually early yellow crocus too since mid Jan (but no other colours).

Hows spring going for you guys?


Rosemary is in flower for reasons best known to itself.

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On 01/02/2021 09:37, Martin Brown wrote:

Aconites are out in force.


I've often wondered about trying to grow them; I've heard they can be a
bit awkward. Were yours from bulbs or from plants "in the green"?

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On 01/02/2021 11:27, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 01/02/2021 09:37, Martin Brown wrote:

Aconites are out in force.


I've often wondered about trying to grow them; I've heard they can be a
bit awkward. Were yours from bulbs or from plants "in the green"?


Wild ones!

They grow spectacularly well in leaf mould on top of our heavy clay soil
on the edges of woodland here. There is an patch ~2m across north facing
on my favourite woodland walk. Likewise for snowdrops, wood anemones,
bluebells, daffodils and wild garlic according to season.

I do have some bought as dry bulbs in my garden but they aren't quite
out yet. So long as they get some early spring sunshine and don't end up
being cooked in the summer sun they seem fairly robust (if a bit toxic).

I'd say they will normally grow OK where snowdrops thrive.

If they like the conditions they self seed as well so you don't need
many to start a decent clump provided that you are prepared to wait.

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On 01/02/2021 11:39, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 11:27:33 +0000, Jeff Layman
wrote:

On 01/02/2021 09:37, Martin Brown wrote:

Aconites are out in force.


I've often wondered about trying to grow them; I've heard they can be a
bit awkward. Were yours from bulbs or from plants "in the green"?


I bought 50 bulbs a couple of years ago, although despite being 'in
the green' and delivered early in the year, they seemed rather dry
when they arrived. Only about 10% appeared the following year, and
this year I don't see any. As you say, awkward.
https://tinyurl.com/yxbmekq7


It's one of those bulbs you see offered in packs from numerous
suppliers, some "in the green", and some as pots already growing and in
flower. But I think I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of
times I've seen bulbs in flower in the ground. Compare that to crocuses
and snowdrops, and they just have /have/ to be difficult.

There's a garden centre a few miles away who always has a sales table.
It is often possible to find pots of bulbs where the flowers have gone
over for at least half price, sometimes lower. I might have a look the
next time I go to see if there are any pots of Eranthis.

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Jeff Layman wrote:
On 01/02/2021 11:39, Chris Hogg wrote:

On 01/02/2021 09:37, Martin Brown wrote:

Aconites are out in force.

I've often wondered about trying to grow them; I've heard they can be a
bit awkward. Were yours from bulbs or from plants "in the green"?


I bought 50 bulbs a couple of years ago, although despite being 'in
the green' and delivered early in the year, they seemed rather dry
when they arrived. Only about 10% appeared the following year, and
this year I don't see any. As you say, awkward.
https://tinyurl.com/yxbmekq7


It's one of those bulbs you see offered in packs from numerous
suppliers, some "in the green", and some as pots already growing and in
flower. But I think I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of
times I've seen bulbs in flower in the ground. Compare that to crocuses
and snowdrops, and they just have /have/ to be difficult.


I have seen them more often than that. Mine have survived many years,
but have neither thickened nor spread, and snowdrops don't do a lot
better with me. My G. elwesii have just turned up their toes and
died, unless they are planning to emerge later, which seems unlikely.
Like many such things, they are pernicketty rather than difficult.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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On Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:37:18 +0000, Martin Brown wrote:

On 30/01/2021 17:07, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Also anemones? the yellow things. or celandines. Whatever!


Snowdrops have been out for ages here. First daffodil out today some
others showing colour but not actually open. Aconites are out in force.

Also got one pink hyacinth out in the garden. And several clumps of
unusually early yellow crocus too since mid Jan (but no other colours).

Hows spring going for you guys?


Rosemary is in flower for reasons best known to itself.


Sounds like a churchyard near here where we go for walks.

Rosemay in the garden is flowering as well, as you say no idea why.

Cheers


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On 01/02/2021 11:39, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 11:27:33 +0000, Jeff Layman
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On 01/02/2021 09:37, Martin Brown wrote:

Aconites are out in force.


I've often wondered about trying to grow them; I've heard they can be a
bit awkward. Were yours from bulbs or from plants "in the green"?


I bought 50 bulbs a couple of years ago, although despite being 'in
the green' and delivered early in the year, they seemed rather dry
when they arrived. Only about 10% appeared the following year, and
this year I don't see any. As you say, awkward.
https://tinyurl.com/yxbmekq7

Its been very very wet.

I think I have lost nearly all mine here

there is a neighbour who has them on a bank where they thrive.


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David wrote:

Rosemay in the garden is flowering as well, as you say no idea why.


I have a small pink climbing rose that still has a couple of flowers
on it.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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On 02/02/2021 12:01, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Its been very very wet.

I think I have lost nearly all mine here

there is a neighbour who has them on a bank where they thrive.


We've got quite a few snowdrops out, and some of the crocuses I planted
last year in the grass have appeared (several yellow, but only 1 white).

A couple of feet from the crocuses is a flower bed with standing water.

Andy


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