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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

July 16, 2010
3:14 AM

Post #7972084

its that time of the year again,.'Jack Frost' is packing his bags and heading off out of our gardens.Show your daffodils,ixias,ranunculas ,tulips and any other spring bulb,.look at the face of my grand-daughter 'Molly',running her hands through 'hoop petticoat'daffodils,for the first time at Glenbrook Bulb Farm.,the look on her face says it all.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 16, 2010
6:54 AM

Post #7972462

Nice idea Anthony..

When Molly comes around you can show her this Spring thread.
I only have Jonquils at the moment..
A yellow...

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 16, 2010
6:55 AM

Post #7972467

and a white...

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

July 17, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #7974747

inspiring story,i have to tell! I answered an ad in the local newspaper today.[no!not the miscellanious or adult entertainment column] gardening column believe it or not.WANTED,daffodil,tulip,lily and other spring bulbs...i rang and spoke with what sounded a keen young man,organised a time to come around and then i set to work choosing my ''see you later ''spring bulb pots,.sprouting daffs,ixias,mini iris,bearded iris,ginger lily,green goddess,flax,belladonna,red nerines,freesias and even a sly hippe bulb that i didnt spot until it was too late!he turned up,we agreed on a price,loaded up his van,he picked my brain and i shared a little bit of knowledge.he drove off as happy as a pig on a ship,my wallet is fatter and he says he is going to consult Daves Garden for further learning.,.,not a bad day!..i think the fact that he was quite young and had a 'dream' and an interest in plants and sincerely was grateful for what i had thrown together is what i found amazing.'you dont see that inspiration in youngsters nowdays'!

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

July 17, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7976697

''gee,these daffodils break off easily and butter wouldnt melt in my mouth''

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

July 17, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7976758

That was a great story Anthony. Let's hope he gets all the help he needs to inspire him. Colleen
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 19, 2010
9:58 PM

Post #7982383

well it's still pretty icy here - I think we have a few frosts to come before spring - and it isn't unheard of to get late frosts in October, last year we had a killer frost in November!
My daffs are starting to pop up, the tazetta narcissus will be first to flower & the rest a few weeks after.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 23, 2010
2:48 PM

Post #7991558

Here is your Aussie Green and Gold...Anthony..
The snails had a nibble but it's a pretty thing...I will put them into a pot on their own for next year.
They are in a wine barrel at the moment.
They will look lovely when they increase...

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

July 23, 2010
10:00 PM

Post #7992413

i can see a face in it

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 23, 2010
10:39 PM

Post #7992475

So can I...a face with a big nose...lol
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

July 29, 2010
2:11 AM

Post #8003796

bulbicodium ,hoop petticoat,'nylon'-i scored 95 out of 100 last night at the 'lenah valley garden club meeting,with a fine entry of this specimen[i wont post a pic,because diannes hasnt popped and id hate to ruin the surprise]--i also put a 'quick/knockem-up'entry in the floral art .,.,-,- and won---divine intervention,some of the foliage was from 'fays 'garden,.,anything i have entered from her garden in the last 3 months,has won!,..,i do miss her,.,anthony

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 29, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8005069

Congrats on such a great score Anthony...I can't wait for Nylon to flower...I can see the flower bud tucked in between the leaves...
Fay would be very pleased...
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

July 30, 2010
2:29 AM

Post #8005978

big' king alfreds' greeted me in the driveway tonight.,,.,spring has sprung!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 6, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #8023811

rare daffodil this one;'arthur tin steel'.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 6, 2010
11:26 PM

Post #8024287

Very nice Anthony...is it one of your's?
That would look rather nice in my garden...
Plant it in your own when it's use as advertising is finished.
Molly will love it.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 8, 2010
2:11 AM

Post #8026086

witch hazel

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 8, 2010
2:49 AM

Post #8026093

dalfyre,i am excited about the new daffodil you have there.,.it breaks all the 'narcissi' boundries.,.please fill us in with its breeding history.,,.and could you send me a stem for the sept show,.,[accidental pic?-it happens],.,.anthony[im human too]
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 8, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #8027195

not sure if the witch hazel & camellia qualify as spring flowers or late winter...
we don't really consider it spring until September.
That is when my daffs are expected to come out.
I do have a few tazetta narcissus flowering but it is too wet & cold to get pics today.

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 9, 2010
1:41 AM

Post #8028176

i'll crawl back in my box-anthony
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 9, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #8030444

here we go - one narcissus in flower...
possibly tazetta but I am just guessing as that is what looked most like it when I trawled through plantfiles trying to figure it out.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 9, 2010
9:57 PM

Post #8030455

and this cheerful little spring bulb - the name I forget every single year...
it makes a pretty display under the roses which are looking very minimilist after a good pruning.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 9, 2010
11:38 PM

Post #8030595

All that colour,Teresa, spring has to be on it's way...I love the Witch Hazel and that is a very pretty Camellia.
I have a very small plant of Witch Hazel in my garden, can't wait till it gets to a decent size.

Come out of the box Anthony...it was one straight out of the wilderness...that's why it's unidentified...lol.

g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 10, 2010
1:55 AM

Post #8030664

Dalf- its an ipheon,or some just call them stars.they make a great early display,..,[my fridge is switched on]--daffies close!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 13, 2010
2:49 AM

Post #8036967

massive failure of thermostat in main daff fridge.,,.froze miniature'topolino' and a very good mini bottle broken[didnt even get a pic],.have started setting bottles in a bar fridge.will have to scout the w/end fridge sales-anthony
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 13, 2010
5:23 PM

Post #8038330

rimfire

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 13, 2010
5:33 PM

Post #8038343

in my collection of oddities is this 'gem'.the smallest fuscia flower in the world

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 14, 2010
1:45 AM

Post #8038837

heres a reflexed petal div 6,'slip'ry'-

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 14, 2010
8:31 PM

Post #8040521

Anthony, I am beginning to really like all of these little ones...My Mitimoto from Rod has just flowered...
Do you think that your Topolino will survive being frozen?

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 15, 2010
1:34 AM

Post #8040697

NO-not in the wheelie bin.,.i will picture each daff,as it comes out,but at some stage[2 weeks] i will get snowed in by flowering daffs,.[they are late this year],.but i will make sure i picture all the miniatures that i have.,.and it looks like i have an abundance[so please jot down what you like]..,slip'ry is an intermediate size,i like the look of it.,..,the good thing here with growing bulbs,is everyone is willing to barter,..,so you pick up some top quality material,because the bulbs have multiplied';';i suffer somewhat the same syndrome here,and god only knows what will happen when they divide next year[daffs and lilys]-duzzenmatter!,..thats a brilliant gold hoop petticoat,it will reward you in years to come!,.,has the 'nylon' flowered?-anthony
77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 15, 2010
8:47 PM

Post #8042341

Finally, I have some daffie pics. Mine are always way behind but lots coming out now. Most of mine came from shopping bags of mixed bulbs at markets etc. I love the dainty small ones and the different larger ones. Now I am getting a garden area of pots ready with my hippies etc, I will also have potted daffies.
This little one is about half the size of the large ones
Jean

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 15, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #8042343

Love this one with its orange trumpet. Nearly the same size as the large yellows.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 15, 2010
8:50 PM

Post #8042347

This one has been tasted by something. Very pretty when in one piece. I don't have many of this one yet.
The flat trumpet is different .

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 15, 2010
11:02 PM

Post #8042461

They are lovely Jean, I used to have a few split corona, but over time being in the garden, they disappeared...All the ones that are a little different now, stay in pots so I can find them.

Nylon hasn't flowered yet Anthony, but it is in bud...I noticed that it is one of the parents of Mitimoto and quite a few others too...It must be a good one.
I still have Spoirot, Smarple and Fyno to flower yet...Do you reckon that Spoirot and Smarple are Poirot and Miss Marple...Someone has a sense of humour...
This little one is Tete a tete...

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 16, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #8042492

nylon is a very strong[in colour and growing strength ] daff.a thicker stem and multiplies well[so does minimoto].,.he has ''so many variations'' in the petticoats;';'it is raining so heavily here, ive only ventured 'out back' to get wood,'the daffs can wait',..its 'soooooo' cold too
77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 17, 2010
8:45 PM

Post #8046537

Found this little pretty this morning. Love the apricot trumpet.
Jean

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 17, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8046540

Have lots of these around . Not sure of the name, but gorgeous.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 17, 2010
9:29 PM

Post #8046640

It looks like Erlicheer, Jean...lovely perfume too.
Daffodil is lovely too.

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 18, 2010
1:33 AM

Post #8046899

mine have stalled ,with the cold.,.although i did spot some minis coming out on the balcony,.,this time last year,i was rolling in them!!!!
77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 18, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #8047942

Anthony, I am so pleased at the way all mine are standing up to the wind and rain. Except for one patch of taller daffs, they are all smiling.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 19, 2010
1:18 AM

Post #8048941

i have some beauties budding up,sure to be ready by the weekend!we cant have those angels trumpets taking no1 spot on the forums all the time
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 24, 2010
2:11 AM

Post #8058730

these are all the collected 'jetfires' from the balcony

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

August 24, 2010
2:15 AM

Post #8058732

The daffs are all beautiful little bright fellas. Colleen
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 24, 2010
2:22 AM

Post #8058734

heres another mini,all yellow-backward petals

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 24, 2010
2:35 AM

Post #8058740

Lovely little things Anthony...
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 24, 2010
2:39 AM

Post #8058742

a biggen,all yellow--still some great ones to come,but rain and cold has slowed them

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

August 24, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #8058769

Anthony it must be very sunny at your place with all those sunny little fellas around. Colleen
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 24, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #8058774

no,its not.its cold ,wet,and miserable,.there are so many show daffs i am waiting on-and it looks like we may have our coldest /wettest night tonight[hey,who believes the weather beaureau anymore,..,the little fellas are there,'budded up' just waiting for a couple of nice days

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 24, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #8060092

Has it snowed at your place yet, Anthony...My little hoops have come to a halt...they are all just sitting there except for Mitimoto, his flower is still there and another is on the way.
My Cardiocrinum is up about 4 ins...that will be interesting to watch grow.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 24, 2010
11:59 PM

Post #8060747

and my daffs are just coming out now...
they certainly brighten things up, and by a happy coincidence the sun has been shining too.
This is a small patch in the edge of my 'woodland' corner.
Hellebores make a nice contrast in the background.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 25, 2010
12:02 AM

Post #8060748

close up of one of my woodland daffs...
I have a much bigger group in full sun but they are not open yet.
Make a spectacular show when they do.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 25, 2010
2:21 PM

Post #8061726

Very pretty Teresa.
It's a lovely time of year isn't it.
Florawise not weatherwise.
Dianne
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 26, 2010
1:30 AM

Post #8062731

dianne,'aussie' got a 2nd at the garden meet last night=-=my floral art entry was woeful and my flower of the month wasnt up there with the camelias.,.,.,no real snow yet,plenty on the mountain!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 26, 2010
1:31 AM

Post #8062733

dianne,'aussie' got a 2nd at the garden meet last night=-=my floral art entry was woeful and my flower of the month wasnt up there with the camelias.,.,.,no real snow yet,plenty on the mountain!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 26, 2010
1:31 AM

Post #8062732

dianne,'aussie' got a 2nd at the garden meet last night=-=my floral art entry was woeful and my flower of the month wasnt up there with the camelias.,.,.,no real snow yet,plenty on the mountain!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 26, 2010
1:53 AM

Post #8062745

the above entries explain' about everything',everytime i enter DG,.,is it just me that gets ''stuffed around''?

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 26, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #8062928

No, Anthony...for the last month there have been probs...photos,posts etc.
Sometimes, I just close it and come back later...
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 27, 2010
1:16 AM

Post #8064800

I keep getting a broken link symbol to pics yet other folk will comment on the pic so are obviously seeing it...
despite this I have to say this is a far better site than some I have been to.
Even a paid subsciber board has has serious spamming going on & don't get me started about Facebook.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 27, 2010
1:50 AM

Post #8064807

theres a bonus then!,.1 week to the show,and the word around the traps is things are slow,about 50% on last years blooms..'ive lost a few even',.,.,i suppose if everyones in the same boat,it still makes the competition fairly even,.,,,.,cardiocrinum here, poked through about 20 mm dianne,i am surprised!,.,.remember to barrack for carlton tonight!-anthony-=
77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 27, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8066070

Not a daffodil but a glorious yellow anyway. Silver wattle

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

August 27, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #8066073

The first of our blossom trees , lovely blood plum.

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 28, 2010
2:49 AM

Post #8066571

lovely wattle,i always have time to admire the'many' variations in wattle.,.Fay entered wattle stems in the claremont show for about 22 years,from a wild one that grew over the fence,.,on a loose count,i think she had about 15 placings over those years,.,she was [quietly] very proud of that!.i have all of her prize cards here,..,and sadly,this year,its not in bloom,.well,we still have a week,.,.Blossoms are great,it means,''spring has sprung''. unfortunately,the cold still hangs on,.,.i have been moving daff boxes to get better warmth,..,i cant wait until it gets warmer and the lilies bloom-its the happiest time of the year for me.
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2010
4:18 PM

Post #8071235

starting to feel like spring with the sun shining & flowers appearing...
ranuncs & anemones don't seem to have minded being moved & are coming up now

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #8071239

daffs are starting to look promising

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2010
4:20 PM

Post #8071241

the ones in the woodland corner are a bit ahead

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2010
4:23 PM

Post #8071243

close up of nice double...

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 30, 2010
10:09 PM

Post #8071962

Those Anemones are a beautiful colour Teresa...the garden must look very pretty at this time of year.
Anthony is this your"Nylon"?...Matilda moved the tags...that same Mitimoto flower is still out...that's 2 weeks now.
Hope you have good luck at the show...
Dianne

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

August 30, 2010
11:07 PM

Post #8071997

decided to pick some before the rain flattened them...

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

August 31, 2010
1:14 AM

Post #8072055

thats nylon dianne.,..,i picked a few tonight and bottled them,.,'wet'.,,.about an hour on the kitchen table,really spruiced them up[fire burning],.,.popped in the fridge,-ready for saturday!
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 7, 2010
2:29 AM

Post #8084854

i can post pictures again!..i won best pink and second as well[in amueter,which is 2 grades up from my level].best other division species, with 'aussie' or 'van sion',a 400 yr old daff.,and 1st with 3 distinct miniatures,..

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 7, 2010
2:49 AM

Post #8084862

dianne,can you pick any of rods daffs out of these?he had a 3 page interview,published in a news mag on the saturday morning of the show,which listed his daffs as ''the best miniatures in the world''[i have a copy for you],.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 7, 2010
11:47 PM

Post #8086574

Congrats on your lovely pinks Anthony and those miniatures...
I can't guess which are Rod's daffs but I know that you like the little swept back ones...they are probably all his.
I like the idea of the painted bottles to show them in...
Dianne.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 8, 2010
2:06 AM

Post #8086588

cabbage sized daffs

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 9, 2010
1:43 PM

Post #8089426

wish we would have a sunny day, the daffs are being flattened by allthis blasted rain.

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DawnSong
Brisbane
Australia

September 9, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #8089855

I have very few bulbs here are the soil is clay and too heavy for bulbs, but one small one grows almost wild here - Freesia Laxa (False Freesia). This is the blue form, Laxa Azura, I found peeping out among taller plants a few days ago...
Karen

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DawnSong
Brisbane
Australia

September 9, 2010
5:58 PM

Post #8089858

Still Freesia Laxa, this pink/red form has spread right throughout the yard and is the reason I don't mow in Spring. Taken yesterday...

Karen

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 10, 2010
12:55 AM

Post #8090372

cute flowers on that Feesia laxa.
Must find out if I can have it here...
I have offered my boss bulbs when I dig over the daffy corner in December.
So I guess i am duty bound to actually do that digging...
it has been nearly 10 years since I moved here & dug over this weedy corner & discovered bulbs galore.
Luckily I did it at the right time & have been rewarded every spring.
Suspect the daffs were pretty neglected in the years this house was a rental & don't recall seeing much evidence of them when I looked the place over.
I moved in November & the garden was a weedy mess, I thought I would dig all the grass out & found the bulbs.
Fortunately I was using my garden fork - hate to think what a mess I would have made getting stuck in with a spade.
The gardens here are still surprising me after 10 years.
If I make changes by digging things out, trimming back shrubs then other plants appear as if by magic.
And there must be some good gardens around here because the birds & the wind have brought me some bargains too.
Like my perpetual lettuce.
I have had some tasty baby lettuce salads in the past couple of months courtesy of the lettuce that came up in the driveway.
They got transplanted to the garden & once summer hit I let those go to seed & now have hundreds coming up...
time to dig them up & share the love^-_^

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 10, 2010
2:02 AM

Post #8090392

im excited.!the lilies are shooting,..,the daffs are blooming,and it doesnt seem to mean so much,now the show is over.,[[i can calm down]].,the other spring blooms are putting on a magnificent show,and its great to be alive.,.,[not that there were any problems],.,.its great,after waiting,''so long''to see my lily seedlings shoot,...,asiatics,trumpets,species and orienpets,.,.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 10, 2010
11:55 PM

Post #8092421

Lovely Daffs Teresa...you will enjoy a trip right now...maybe we could go via Karen's and beg a couple of those bulbs from her.
Karen..they are very pretty..I haven't seen them before.
Anthony, my Liliums are putting on big leaves now...what should I feed them?
How large are those cabbage Daffs?
My minis are finished now...still a couple of Rod's Daffs to flower...can't wait for Oregon Rose...it will be last...will post when it does.
See you on the carpet.
Dianne
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 11, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #8092459

theyre about the size of a coffee mug base.,.,all new to me.,.,the longer you leave them,the bigger they get,.some are 50-70 dollar bulbs ,passed down and swapped for lilium bulbs---somehow,''and it doesnt seem to matter how much they cost'' they just dont seem to have the appeal of liliums,..actually,the daff show seems very''serious'' in comparison to the''laid back'' lily show.,maybe its me?,.,.just keep feeding the seedling liliums a 'weak' mix of,you know what ,every 4 weeks,with good water supply.,.i brought a 20l backpack sprayer to feed my seedlings,how easy it is now,..the crinum giganteum are looking great,pink speciosum lilium'brilliant'.black asiatics,all have shot,.,.sometimes i have to stop and think,''what did i collect over winter''?
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 11, 2010
3:53 AM

Post #8092485

spitfire

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Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 11, 2010
10:36 PM

Post #8094083

Thanks Anthony...will do.. re feeding the Liliums.
Aren't the Crinums a great leaf...so glossy.
This Daffodil is lovely...it's the first of Rods.
But I'm not sure whether it's Huon Glow or Coral Cloud until the others flower.
I am leaning toward Huon Glow...because Rod's catalogue mentions petaloids for HG.
Remember you are a "new boy" with the Daffs and like everything else it takes time to feel comfortable.
"Spitfire" is pretty.
Hope you had fun today and Cocky behaved himself.
Dianne

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 12, 2010
2:21 AM

Post #8094185

one of my unknown doubles

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 12, 2010
2:23 AM

Post #8094187

like this one

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 12, 2010
2:52 AM

Post #8094195

yes,thats the huon glow i read about,last year.,.its amazing what daffs have disappeared over the last few years.,.or,just not multiplied to 'expectations',..,,.the crinums are unbelievable,like 'silver beet',..;';what a great day!!where can you go for afternoon tea,with a caged cocky and feel like a guest,.,'''glenbrook''',.,,.,.,.because cocky was a stubborn old goat,we got there late,.,..,didnt seem to matter,because as soon as i lifted him outta the ute,a lovely young blonde lady swooped on him[he certainly pulls the ladies],..,.,sausages and meat patties for lunch,with homemade relish,cocky ate the crust,with relish,shortbread,fruitcake,rum and vanilla cake,rumballs,dips,.topped off with 2 wines[i'm driving]not cocky.,.great conversation,[cocky didnt stop talking for 3 hours],.the people there loved him,especially the older ones[they cant believe how well he speaks!],and i had a great discussion on liliums with a guest from the''vic horticultural society'', who assures me she will return in January,[with some friends,] to perrouse my lillies,..great,laid-back,get together
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 12, 2010
2:58 AM

Post #8094197

dalfyre,that one you have there is Van Sion,its 400 yrs old,..,where i went today,'glenbrook',he has,'over the last 30 yrs',reduced its size to about a third,almost into miniature 'status',.i have some great pics,but will not post tonight,im too stuffed-anthony
77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 12, 2010
3:02 PM

Post #8095199

Such gorgeous daffies. I really must get some of those.
I found a few more different ones yesterday among the usual yellow daffs.
Love this pale girl.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 12, 2010
3:05 PM

Post #8095202

This one was home to a small spider who had webbed the petals together. I gently removed him and opened the flower . Its a bit hard to see in the pic, but this one is tinted yellow and white.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 12, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #8095204

Another pretty pale one with the contrasting small centre.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 12, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #8095208

Love these smaller ones. The flowers are small and dainty but the leaves and stems are the same height as the bigger ones so they are often missed among the larger yellows.
Jean

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 13, 2010
1:28 AM

Post #8095994

make the most of this one,the wind smashed it to smitherines last night

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

September 13, 2010
1:42 AM

Post #8096002

Anthony that is beautiful, or should I say was? Did you enjoy your carpet ride? Colleen
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 13, 2010
3:00 AM

Post #8096025

yes,great carpet ride,sorry-it went so quick i missed some of it[brain elswhere],.,.how about these babies?

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

September 13, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #8096030

Wow they're different and sooooo bright. Colleen
DawnSong
Brisbane
Australia

September 13, 2010
3:41 AM

Post #8096067

I've never seen those before. What are they?
Karen

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 13, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #8097334

At first I thought that they were N.Thirty'o...but they seem even more swept back...OK Anthony...what are they?
Dianne.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #8097920

I never really looked that closely at my daffs before, I found one unusual one today...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:34 PM

Post #8097921

same flower

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:35 PM

Post #8097924

I really like this one

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:37 PM

Post #8097926

have a few of these

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:38 PM

Post #8097932

lots of these

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:42 PM

Post #8097935

who knew yello daffs could be so different...

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #8097940

and another slightly different one

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 13, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8097943

quite a few like this.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 13, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #8097961

Teresa, don't look at the flowers or you will never stop . Ha ha.
I never imagined years ago that there were so many different ones either. A lot of mine came in bags of loose mixed bulbs put on local market stalls, probably from very old gardens .
I like that double and also Diannes bight orange centred one .
Anthony, what a shame that beauty was ruined by the wind. So lovely.
My pretty lachenalias are all coming out. I am waiting on the blue to open.
Jean.


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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 13, 2010
11:55 PM

Post #8098083

Teresa, you have a lovely collection of Daffs...your pink is pretty, so is the one under the pink.
Jean, probably you still have treasures to come from your bulb purchase...years ago I bought quite a few
unusual ones, but I found that in the garden they disappeared...so now I keep those in pots where I can keep a check on them.
Dianne
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 14, 2010
12:31 AM

Post #8098092

teresa,up until about 7 years ago,i didnt realise there were so many different daffs,let alone miniatures,[not to think of even a pink].,,.no-one really looks,when they are younger or are actually shown.,,.a daff show really opens your eyes!,..you have a good selection there and new zealand is renowned for top class growers,.,.we have some growers here for the 'australasian daffodil championships ''this weekend,.,.,..,.dawnsong/dianne,those 'littlies'are'narcissus cyclamineus',a rare and once lost,miniature from 'Portuagul'-my friend breeds from it,.its not yet for sale,,.,.,.,.This daff is called'oops'

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 14, 2010
12:55 AM

Post #8098095

tahiti

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 14, 2010
1:00 AM

Post #8098097

You have quite a collection yourself now, Anthony.
I can't wait for next years catalogues now.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 14, 2010
1:08 AM

Post #8098098

glowing red-yes dianne,sometimes you forget how many you have,.,.a lot of the big ones,i bought off a friend'anne'--her stock is great and her prices are good too-shes a daff judge.

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 14, 2010
1:24 AM

Post #8098102

super tuesday

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 14, 2010
1:37 AM

Post #8098107

not sure,'pinkie' maybe

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 14, 2010
1:52 AM

Post #8098109

am buying some miniatures from anne this week,seeing as the judges were not impressed with mine--heres a div 5 cyclamineus,one from fays yard.,

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 15, 2010
8:58 PM

Post #8101537

They are all lovely Anthony even if they are not prize winners...
Here is Coral Cloud...a much softer colour...very nice in it's own way..
Only one to go now...the big one...Oregon Rose...
The bud is there...just waiting now.
Also the little bulb that you sent in the glass phial is starting to sprout..it's about ins out of the soil.
I can't remember it's name at the moment...will go back and look..How is yours?

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 16, 2010
2:16 AM

Post #8101704

got a few to get pics of,but,the rain doesnt stop,.,.,.,.,.

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 16, 2010
2:29 AM

Post #8101708

rodrigo's minis

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

September 16, 2010
2:52 AM

Post #8101722

they look so cute...
and there are some intriguing blue flowers there...
I love blues - please tell me what they are ^_^
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 17, 2010
2:21 AM

Post #8103604

i dont know!,but i will find out for you,on next visit,.,.he has a lot of rare things out there[himself included],..,
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 18, 2010
3:14 AM

Post #8105444

heres one of fays 'wild white x doubles' it is a real beauty

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 19, 2010
2:28 AM

Post #8106997

had a few 'crappy weather' days,where the daffs have not moved much,but remember ,theres still another good month + for flowering.most of the dark colours come late,ive still got a few good ones to come,.,.,.and then,when the daffs are all gone,''''lillies'''-it will be a ripsnorter year!

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 19, 2010
6:41 AM

Post #8107167

Fay's daffodil is lovely Anthony and you are right about the year being full of anticipation.
All the Liliums are jumping out of their pots...
Did you get your miniatures from Anne yet?

There was something familiar about your Tahiti...then I remembered that I had it years ago...good strong colour.

I am very fond of this little plant...
It is a Fritillaria meleagris...a little cutie.

Dianne

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 20, 2010
2:25 AM

Post #8109076

dianne ,i decided,it was tahiti,but the name 'carabou' keeps resounding in my ear,.,.anyway,its a fine strong double,.,.heres 'shykowski'-a brilliant double

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DawnSong
Brisbane
Australia

September 20, 2010
2:38 AM

Post #8109082

I had never seen nor heard of Fritillaria meleagris, so of course, had to go read up on it. Dianne, Can you actually get the bulbs here in Australia?
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 20, 2010
2:45 AM

Post #8109086

here it is,'my favourite','pink lady',..dawnsong,i can answer that question-yes,but be very selective who you buy it from,.,.bryan.h.tonkin has it for $6.60-the quality is good-anthony

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 20, 2010
3:05 AM

Post #8109093

look at this beauty,a big custard coloured corona

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 20, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #8110182

Hello all. I found 2 more daffs out yesterday. I love this pure white. Quite a large bloom

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 20, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #8110186

This is a cutie. As tall as all the others but the flower is slightly smaller with narrower petals.
Jean.

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DawnSong
Brisbane
Australia

September 20, 2010
2:31 PM

Post #8110216

Thank you for the info, Anthony. I think it is so cute and unusual.

I never dreamed there were so many varieties of daffodils either.

Karen
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 21, 2010
1:39 AM

Post #8111305

we are all just scratching the surface Karen.-its an amazing world of flowers.-anthony

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

September 21, 2010
2:44 PM

Post #8112450

I would not have thought of custard to describe the corona Anthony, but it describes it perfectly.

Anthony kindly answered your question Karen..so I will add to it..I have had that little plant for about 2yrs now.
They are slow to increase but worth the wait, unfortunately they like a cool climate and a woodland type garden.
I might collect a few others now that these have been successful.
Dianne
DawnSong
Brisbane
Australia

September 21, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #8112463

I have had no luck here with bulbs. The ground gets so hard when its dry, and being clay, it cooks the plants roots. Yet I love them so much, and seeing ones I've never seen before makes me want to rush out and buy some. I suppose I could plant into pots, but it isn't the same as seeing them come up from the ground each year. And maybe it is too hot here anyway for bulbs, even if I had the soil.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 24, 2010
2:44 AM

Post #8117813

beautiful 'poeticus'

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 24, 2010
2:55 AM

Post #8117820

a big daff,-great colour

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 1, 2010
6:29 PM

Post #8132385

miniature''waterei''

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 1, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #8132431

Beautiful , Anthony.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 1, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #8132450

''mrs mottle''-an intermediate

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 1, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #8132469

''tonky''

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 1, 2010
9:56 PM

Post #8132622

Those last two are so pretty . especially Tonky.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 1, 2010
11:21 PM

Post #8132658

The "Waterei" is lovely too. I am still waiting for Oregon Rose...it's getting there very slowly.
Still a few unusual bulbs to flower...Erythronium and Arisaema won't be long.
Dianne
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 2, 2010
2:11 AM

Post #8132702

you will find that the later season daffs,are often the best of all.,.and species daffs are usually late,...,those of you that ordered a catalogue,i was advised today,by mr dafffodil head himself[rod][and he proclaimed this with much excitment],that this catalogue will be the best ever-and the customer will win with a purchase[my lips are sealed]watch your letterbox!-anthony
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 2, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #8133709

dalfyre,those blue flowers in the background of the mini daffs you asked about are''chionodoxa''-i asked yesterday------------heres my crop of 'ladies of the night''.

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

October 3, 2010
12:04 AM

Post #8134247

oooohhh nice tulips!
I am putting them on my list to try, have noticed sevearl neighbours have them & don't dig them up for winter so worth a crack.
I am not into things that need lifting.
My daffs will come up this year so i can share, have decided that only bulbs on the opposite side to where my lone pink emerged will be given away, the rest will be replanted.
Hopefully that way i will get more of the pink next year.
we'll see.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 3, 2010
8:08 PM

Post #8135851

You had a pretty display this year Teresa...so next year should be even better.

Tulips and I don't seem to do well together, so I can admire yours, Anthony.
You have stirred my interest with that catalogue...

Dianne

77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 3, 2010
10:50 PM

Post #8136072

Found this very pretty lachenalia out in the garden today.. I still have one to open. Looks like it may be a cream / white.
still a few late daffs but nearly all finished now.
Love your tulips Anthony.
Jean.

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 4, 2010
1:52 AM

Post #8136116

there are just so many outstanding plants to look at this year.,.,miniature iris

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 4, 2010
2:01 AM

Post #8136118

iris-japonica-this is a real marvel

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g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

October 17, 2010
1:34 AM

Post #8160162

dalfyre,my success with tulips is drainage,.,.they dont like being soggy,.,.i put at least 2 inches of 20 mm gravel in the pot ..,look at these babies!!!!

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