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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 21, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8512102

Golden Butter X#2 seedling will start off this thread. (Too boring to repeat a photo used before.)
Taken this morning before I ripped it apart to get to the pollen.

PS We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1172607/

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 21, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8512109

Here's Phanomenal x Superspot#1 this morning, turned pink. The inner skirt hasn't dropped in this batch of flowers on this brug. However, when I split the skirt to get to the stigma, I was hit with the strong smell of lemony sherbet: lovely!

Can't wait for it to begin flowering in other people's gardens to hear how others describe the smell.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 21, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8512274

Thanks cestrum awe I liked the db face but this is lovely too !

I think Wayne has some shots from the big place ...
I hope everyone is enjoying their day out there.
I will wander back after for a look :-)
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8512405

An "orange" for you Cestrum. Congratulations!

Perhaps a little less exotic is our "concrete garden" of Brugs. A couple of years back, the students planted these Brugs along the service roadway to one of our facilities. My advice was to put in 'Old Apricot', 'Domain' and B.knightii. They could not resist also bunging in 'Bucks Fizz' and 'Munchausen Pink'. All are doing very well in appalling soil conditions. BF is not in bloom at present, but is covered in buds.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:30 PM

Post #8512410

Another...

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8512413

Taken from the other end of the driveway...

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8512415

That P X SS #1 has really darkened up cestrum...great..
My Bruce's Pink has flowered again but not as large as the previous flowers...
Being inexperienced in the Brug pod department...I need some help...how long does it take for a pod to grow from 2ins to 8ins..
The first one that I posted is about 8ins long.
I have discovered 6 more all on the same side, next to Bruce's Pink...but they have just dropped their dried up coverings and are very small...it has been windy so all of the old corollas are coming off...that's how I found them..now I know what to look for.
I was wondering if that first pod had been pollinated in Spring and the others in Summer...Would that be about right?

Great Pix Wayne, the perfume on a warm day must be wonderful...they look fantastic.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8512453

One of our Brug friends passed this on in FB and I pass it on to you ...a perfect Easter Message no matter who you are ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbQhDpdNrEE&feature=share

PEACE & HOPE ...our wish for the World on this day.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8512470

Here you go Dianne pictures to help ...the tiny green ovary left after the bloom drops will show lengthening pretty quickly if fertilized.
http://www.abads.org/members/anatomy.htm

It will drop off in a few days if not .
Good luck and it takes around four months to ripen if the weather is friendly.
They slow right down in Winter but may continue growing in warmer times.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 21, 2011
7:59 PM

Post #8512479

Ahhhh Wayne a heavenly driveway ...Love to see the reaction on people's faces as they encounter such beauty ...oh the air in the twilight ...big happy sigh.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 21, 2011
8:04 PM

Post #8512494

Thanks Chrissy, it couldn't be as old as I thought if it only takes 4 months..I will watch the others to check their growth timetable.
They obviously won't be as quick...we are getting down to single figures overnight now.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 21, 2011
8:13 PM

Post #8512515

unless your plant gets frosted a seed pod will survive the Winter.
They grow pretty quickly but the ripening is about 4 months here ...you are in cooler temps where you are ...maybe Jean can help better than I can as to how long in your area.
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8512548

These were taken about 7am yesterday morning. The garden is on the western side of the building, so much in shade at the time. That roadway is used by the little laundry train and meal cart, the driver tells me the perfume is lovely.

'Old Apricot' and 'Domain' are "good friends"... Lots of pods where these two intertwine! :)

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 21, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8512594

They look like brugs growing in the wild/native habitat. Amazing ...

Meanwhile, my snail hatchery is coming along a treat ...

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 21, 2011
8:57 PM

Post #8512605

Hand-reared too LOL

PS These snail shots were taken this morning, i.e. they're not repeats of previous snail photos.
These are new snails!

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Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 21, 2011
9:59 PM

Post #8512681

Mine are just the same, cestrum...I haven't heard from anyone else...is it just you and I that breed these lovely things?
77sunset
Merino
Australia

April 21, 2011
10:02 PM

Post #8512686

I dont have a single snail here. There are lots down in the town. Maybe they cant get up the hill. The urky slugs make up for them though.
I cant really help about brug pods as I only have this first lot and they have been on the plant since Christmas.
Jean.
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
10:02 PM

Post #8512688

Bad luck with those baby snails Cestrum...
Do cane toads eat snails? :)

As I had the camera at work yesterday, I ran off a few shots of this Brug I have been growing for a few years. It is a seedling from the same pod as 'Coral Reef' & 'Love Potion no.9' ('Aztec Gold' x noid). I did not want to chuck it in the bin, so planted it in a not much visited corner of the above facility.

This Brug has a 50/50 coverage of 6 point blooms. At the time the pod parent plant was pollinated, we did not have 'Butter Bomb' or 'Musketeer' growing - two plants that regularly throw 6 points. So noid pollen.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8512690

ii

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NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8512691

iii

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NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
10:04 PM

Post #8512693

iv

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NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 21, 2011
10:04 PM

Post #8512694

v

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 22, 2011
12:58 AM

Post #8512785

Very nice Wayne ...I love the 6 pointers and I think BB and M plus that one of yours may do great things ...I found M a good pod parent but difficult as a pollen parent, but that was here (very windy often too hot). At various times they all have them but those two have them very frequently.
That plant must very spectacular in full flight.
Perfume?


Edited to say ...I had so many tiny snails this year all up high in the canopy of the Brugs. They have eaten out the buds which in many instances and are too tall to inspect and destroy.
I hope the Blue Tongues come back soon.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 22, 2011
3:02 AM

Post #8512823

So i didn't get out there until tonight so here it is

Just give me the night ...do do ...doo doo ...doo doo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFyq-v-hf1U&feature=player_embedded#at=46
I hope that if it does not just works if it does not just imagine that gorgeous George Benson singing it.
The air is amazing

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 22, 2011
3:04 AM

Post #8512824

Here have a big sniff ...yummy

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 22, 2011
3:05 AM

Post #8512826

The night garden of Angel's Trumpets is just out of this World

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 22, 2011
3:06 AM

Post #8512827

Gotta love it!

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 22, 2011
3:08 AM

Post #8512828

Just delicious!

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 22, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8513570

The Brugs do take on a different persona when lit at night. I am looking forward to getting a few up-lights installed once we finish off the rock walls - the electrical goes under them. Meanwhile, we make do with a torch! :)

Here is another seedling that I could not toss out. Again bunged in out of the way. This one is also a sibling of CR.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 22, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8513575

2.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 22, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8513578

3.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:07 AM

Post #8514558

Is that the one called Pinky Yellow ...it's starting up here too, if not it looks very similar.
I will see if I can take a pic but it's drizzling ...

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:43 AM

Post #8514575

Sorry it was already darkish out there but here is one opened ...your pinky yellow Wayne

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:46 AM

Post #8514576

Even though it was dark you could see the colours .
Look what else I found maybe there will be a couple of surprises after all ...just look at this little fellow ...it may explain why I too have pods on PP that I know nothing about!

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:49 AM

Post #8514578

He was a pretty little fellow ...hope it didn't leave any caterpillars behind though.
Here is beautiful BB with it's usual 6 points

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:50 AM

Post #8514581

Chrissy I forget! Could be. I think I bundled off a few cuttings from that batch to you. Did it do OK? Jury out here. It has put up with pretty terrible neglect... Just another pretty ordinary pink I think. I am more interested in the other one posted above with all the 6 point blooms.
Meanwhile 'Love Potion no.9' is blooming very well! Today the bees were going crazy over it.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:51 AM

Post #8514582

This smells just delicious!!!!!

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:52 AM

Post #8514583

chrissy100 wrote:Even though it was dark you could see the colours .
Look what else I found maybe there will be a couple of surprises after all ...just look at this little fellow ...it may explain why I too have pods on PP that I know nothing about!


What is that one? Very elegant!

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:56 AM

Post #8514586

It has very pretty colouring but wants to sit with the tendrils drooping in the day time ...I would use it for the colour ...put it to an Aurea.
Here is a pale one of mine calyx burned by the cold wind ...

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:59 AM

Post #8514588

Which one ...you mean the white (Birthday Baby) or no name yet? pink.
TT is opening with some tendrils missing thanks to munchers here

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
1:01 AM

Post #8514590

More TT buds (terrible weather)

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
1:02 AM

Post #8514592

*One of Alistair's babies will open tomorrow

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
1:54 AM

Post #8514612

Sorry I got called away your Love Potion no. 9 is looking wonderful!

We have had hot windy days ...cold windy night ...sigh I think this year has been very harsh.
Brugs are surprisingly tough though, they will probably need to be until we wave goodbye to 2011.
I must say your Brugs growing and fending for themselves just show exactly that, spectacular!!!!
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 23, 2011
2:45 AM

Post #8514635

chrissy100 wrote:Which one ...you mean the white (Birthday Baby) or no name yet? pink.
TT is opening with some tendrils missing thanks to munchers here


Yes, the white one, 'Birthday Baby'. Looks lovely. Is it a small grower?

That un-named pink one of mine is probably the same I sent to you. I will keep it growing on for the mo. I chucked all the other "pinks" from that batch.

Growing the known / named Brugs under tough conditions is a great tester. Same goes for the seedlings once they get past flowering. Have decided to trial seedlings in an open bed rather than pots once they outgrow 200mm. The pots take up too much space, are time consuming regarding watering and tend to blow over in the wind. Sprayed out some space at the yard next to the wasteland on Friday (yesterday) morning. I shall improve the soil over winter ready to plant Cestrum's Knightii x's and our FFA x 'Giant' seedlings in spring.

LP9 is starting to do that "lip curl" thingy (today). Not quite a Botox Pamela Anderson look... but defiantly a pout! :)

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8514833

Birthday Baby is special to me as you know ..may I present the many faces of Birthday Baby depending on the weather, you may recall that this one is pale lemon in the Winter and lasts as a lemon until it finishes, in warmer weather it is a lovely white ...it's a small bloom the tree has not grown past 6ft ...it has grown above ground, pretty much copped the full force of the hail, it's grown in all day sun ,the fence and bamboo isto the south of the trees.
Re your blooms they probably will be a lot more attractive out of the wind unlike my situation here.
One thing I can say is these ones are strong, tough Angels to have done ok considering the dreadful conditions and much neglect since I have been gone last Winter and then having my brother in my home for most of the time since then.
I am truly sorry they have not been perfectly grown though and I am sure yours will shine next Spring with much more attention from me hopefully.

Your Pink may shine in a more sheltered situation, it's got lovely colours in it, yellow and pink combined makes it quite unique.
We will see how it goes in a kinder place.
I will happily send you some of my sweet Birthday Baby in Spring ...here are the many faces of Birthday Baby ...it has a very refined form with a thin tube and lovely tendrils (I think it has improved with time ...I have found that some brugs need a year or two to really shine).
Here is the late Autumn face

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
5:14 AM

Post #8514837

Winter face while there is frost on the ground ...

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8514843

Winter see how thin the tube is? maybe 1/2 an inch in diameter

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
5:21 AM

Post #8514855

Now in Summer it is pure white and is quite pretty as it furls it's tendrils (it does not fold the tendrils in Winter they remain upright then ).
It grows on me more and more ...but perhaps because of when it bloomed.

As we saw it in the picture with the moth it now curls so prettily around the skirt ...I would call it a tiny but perfect little trumpet.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8514885

Happy Easter everyone...Peace and Love is all ...

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 23, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8515587

chrissy100 wrote:Winter see how thin the tube is? maybe 1/2 an inch in diameter


Me like him true! :)
Lovely Chrissy. He will look great mixed in with 'Clementine' or a smaller growing double "pink". Know just the place here.
Looking forward to spring.!

Have a happy day everyone. We are off for family lunch, then back home to recover from choc OD!:)

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:21 PM

Post #8516727

Glad you like it Wayne I really delight in a Brug that keeps it's tendrils up all day and this one does.
Now here is Munchausen Pink aka Red Hot Pink it's pale but attractive, however it droops in the sun pretty badly, that one needs shade .

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:23 PM

Post #8516728

Face of your pinky yellow

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:25 PM

Post #8516729

Axel Rose and weeds:)

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:27 PM

Post #8516732

No name cross

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:29 PM

Post #8516733

Maya *pale*

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:30 PM

Post #8516736

Ludgers Windsong cross opening up

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:34 PM

Post #8516737

Birthday Baby after all day Sun,no wilt just recurve of the tendrils and a lingering fragrance into the mid morning.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 23, 2011
11:37 PM

Post #8516740

better start to get dinner ready ...hope everyone has enjoyed their day.
Looking up my favourite view

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2011
10:16 PM

Post #8518771

Here's Hyacinth B

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2011
10:17 PM

Post #8518774

A seedling of Clementine x aurea... nicer shape than Clementine, but not sure yet if it is going to flower heavily enough...

And its v tall...

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2011
10:20 PM

Post #8518778

and a slightly insane very pale pink double, which would win no prizes, but somehow I like it for its rather drunken air..

('Knightii' x 'Meroo Totty') x 'Lipstick'

Must give it some more room and fertilizer and see how it develops next season...

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

April 25, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8519825

Beautiful Alistair. My Hyacinth Bouquet ( from Chrissy off yours to her ) is now doing well after a very slow start. It has taken her a few years to even get to 3'
Your last pic of the 'slightly insane' brug is lovely. I like her looks .
The cuttings from you are now just over 12 months old and are growing well. They all took a while to get going but are now all over 3'tall. Adele Essex, Matilda and Mango Cornet. I lost Clementine but it was kindly replaced by Colleen.
I think mine all do much better once the warmer summer days have gone . They like the mild weather and are loving the autumn here now.
I just hope they all survive the winter. We had so many frosts and extra low temps last year. It takes the poor things ages to recover and I never get to see flowers while they are trying to grow back. I now have them under shadecloth and the large cypress tree so hopefully they will not get as frost burnt.
The aurea genes seem to love the cold as seen in my GHA and Butterbomb which survived the cold very well.
Jean.
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 25, 2011
4:04 PM

Post #8519982

Chrissy, the Chrissy Mystery has cream 6 pointed flowers as has an Aztec Gold X that is out now too. John brought me pieces of and orange brug from Adelaide. I have one flower still coming out. Can someone please put a bud of OSA up for me to compare. This one is a beautiful colour. Hope the pieces grow. Colleen
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 25, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8520438

Colleen - buds and blooms on 'Old Apricot'.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 25, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8520456

'Love Potion no.9' is blooming well and makes a nice standard. This is the seedling plant, recovered from frost damade last winter. The plant was sawn off at the base and allowed to grow a single trunk. With the cooler weather, the colour has deepened from yellow to a buff tone.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 25, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8520458

LPno9

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NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 25, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8520465

LPno9.

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 25, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8520533

Thanks Wayne. It's definitely not OSA. I'm going to call it Reynella Orange so as not to get it mixed with anything else. The bud that hasn't come out , is about 9=10" long and fairly long tendrils, is dark apricot dusky pink and comes out to orange. I will see if John can take a pic of the actual flowers for me. Colleen

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
8:28 PM

Post #8520685

Old Apricot ...but remember what happens in different conditions, sometimes light ...sometimes dark
light here

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8520687

Darker

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8520695

It will be interesting to know what it is ...
Here is M.Pink this morning in the drizzle

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8520720

The doubles look good Alistair ...

Colleen I am thinking the one you have (no picture makes it hard) is Alphonse Mucha.
That's a lovely one that can change to a sort of pinky colour in the right conditions.

Lots of lovely Brugs there Wayne :)

Jeane I hope you get some blooms, it's getting a bit late for mine here ...it's quite cold and wet.

Here is Brugmansia HOPE in the cold wet, the calyx is a bit mushy but I see a few of the Brugs with that mushy calyx ...hot daytime sun then cold wet rain ? I don't know what causes it but it does not ruin the bloom. Too much water what with all the rain I think.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
8:43 PM

Post #8520722

M.Pink looking up.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8520728

No name cross with a beautiful perfume

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8520750

Psssst the no name cross looks so different up close and pale ...I thought I had better tell who it is, it's Tenshi.
How different Brugs can look up close I have only ever seen her from below before but she has bloomed from an above the Y at about 4ft unlike FF who needs the tallness to bloom (so far anyway.)
Wish you could smell her.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
9:05 PM

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Twilight Time isn't loving the cold wind ...she loves the heat ...right now she looks like a green cabbage ...poor thing.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 25, 2011
10:10 PM

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I have noticed the calyx is a bit weird in many of the brugs ...I read somewhere that sometimes the water pools in the calyx tip and that a small nip of the tip will allow the fluid to escape,
so I tried it and yes the water poured forth ...it was kind of spooky,
like a baby floats in the water before birth ... the bud is floating in water too in wet weather ...now I know why they boil in the heat!
So here are some of the cuttings getting on with it, despite it cooling off here, I will move them under cover once it drops to 10C overnight.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 25, 2011
11:23 PM

Post #8520839

Love Tenshi's whiskers, Chrissy.
I am also beginning to appreciate a touch of green whenever the Brugs decide to show it...
That is one of their endearing habits, IMHO...
My Zabaglione is just starting to flush and boy is that perfume nice.

Most of the seedlings from your seed bank, except for Sugar Pink x Zab, have Y'd...Is autumn the usual time that they flower for the first time or is it just coincidence?

Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2011
2:23 AM

Post #8520874

chrissy100 wrote:It will be interesting to know what it is ...
Here is M.Pink this morning in the drizzle


Isn't that Adele?

TT is also flowering here. Magnificent! Quite a strong pink.

Fernando also flowered ... Only two flowers and both v deformed, unfortunately...
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 26, 2011
2:35 AM

Post #8520881

Chrissy, have been in touch with John and he'll get some pics for us to have a look at. I don't think it's Alphonse Mucha. It is a really dark colour. Can't wait for you to see it. Colleen

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
2:48 AM

Post #8520895

No it isn't Adele ...it was Labeled Red Hot Pink.
It's nothing like Adele Essex I think Adele was much more Elegant and just different.
Oh is TT flowering for you? that's wonderful ...just wait until Summer when she really turns it on.
I am very pleased.
Here was Adele ...I haven't had the pleasure of seeing her bloom again yet but am looking forward to it.
The M.Pink (or whatever it is) has a much longer tube and is a different colour to Adele Essex.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
3:09 AM

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I am talking about the creamy 6 pointer seedling bloom Colleen ...the mystery cuttings/or seeds.

I just remembered that I sent him some Bengal Tiger, maybe it's that if it turns a pale orange sherbet colour.
That could be the one you got a cutting of perhaps also.
It's the orange ones in the foreground.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
3:19 AM

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The smaller ones behind Bengal Tiger are Zabaglione in the colour I was talking about, both Alphonse Mucha and Zabaglione turn that colour in mild temperatures.
Here is Tenshi when it's cool from the mother tree , however Tenshi is a dark Tangerine colour in the heat.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 26, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8520925

A very "cold" 'Coral Reef'! :(

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
3:41 AM

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Dianne yes the Brugs love Autumn and my Zabaglione is blooming ...a lot of blooms are still green because it's cold and wet.
I have run around crossing some today in the cool moist air ...so fingers crossed Mr Frosty won't be too cruel this Winter.

Thanks for letting me know Twilight Time has bloomed with good colour ...it must be a bit warmer down your way Alistair.
Twilight time sets good pods of seeds, sadly my seeds were thrown out by a "helper" so I hope you might go on to make some pretty babies with her.

As for Alan's Double ...it may just need a little maturity, anything can cause a bit of a problem as specially with bad weather, we will wait to see it go through a year or so ...I know by experience that a little stress in a bloom need not mean it won't sort itself out after it grows on a bit.
I hope it sorts itself out ...it certainly looks wonderful in the picture and it's growing well here. perhaps in Spring it may be a star.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
3:48 AM

Post #8520944

Gosh I think it's beautiful Wayne as specially with the sweet Salvia complimenting it so well.

The pic I showed in that shot of coarse is Tenshi in the heat.
So different in the cool temps, but now my nose can reach and it's smells so wonderful!


I hope everyone has had a great break over the long weekend.
Very wet here. :-)
77sunset
Merino
Australia

April 26, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8522132

Wayne, your "Giant" has made a Y. Maybe I'll get to see it flower next year. It is about 3 1/2 foot tall now and growing much better since I put it back in a pot.
Chrissy , my pods on #44 are not growing much now and are still green. When do I take them off ?
They have been on since January this year.
Jean.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8522332

If you take them off too soon they may not be ripe ...look for the stem to be turning yellowish at least ...they might have to sleep for the winter then grow after the temps come back up.
I am not familiar with your weather so that is just a guess ...maybe use a frost cloth if you can't move the plant away from from frost.
Good luck with it.

Nurse coming ...must away for now back later ...great news that your giant has y'd the hail took the top off mine so it's Spring here before we see it.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8522997

Alistair or someone who may recognise it could someone tell me which Brug this is ...it was labelled Red Hot Pink ...but I have had a look at Ann's site and the neck is not fully exposed on Red Hot Pink. This one is.
So this one isn't RHP or M.Pink.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8523105

hope you don't mind ...Twilight Time is now a Brugmansia instead of a Green Cabbage!

so here is a new thread :-) ...just walk this way
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1176246/

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