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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8523098

I hope you all don't mind but despite the wind and the rain she turned from a green cabbage into my beautiful Twilight Time and the colour while not deep as it is in heat is very pretty to the eye, warm beautiful shade that looks lit up from inside.Excuse the pic because it's windy and wet...she is rocking and rolling .
I love Sam's genes in this one!

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8523110

We came from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1175066/

so I can't believe how the lovely bloom came from something like this

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:31 PM

Post #8523120

This one has her three dropped skirts (it happened overnight) ...I was so surprised she has nice colour, I thought she would be very pale.
I love her!

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8523123

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8523129

It's very dark and blowing out there...rain drops falling too.
HOPE isn't dropping her skirt yet, she opens bright yellow and darkens.
Calyx not wonderful between the munchers and the cold wetness.
The 28 spotted Lady birds and huge brown grasshoppers that can easily jump over the 6ft fence.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
8:36 PM

Post #8523133

Pink Panther pale but lovely in these awful conditions.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 26, 2011
9:18 PM

Post #8523227

Ok that's it / I have had to edit a few(low blood sugar ...I forgot to eat, always do on the days the nurse comes, so back later).
Same bloom yesterday ...amazing plants aren't they ^_^

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 26, 2011
11:13 PM

Post #8523336

Chrissy, I see you have 'Pink Panther' out. Here are three pics of "pink" Brugs ...

'Munchausen Pink' AKA 'Red Hot Pink'.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 26, 2011
11:15 PM

Post #8523337

'Adele Essex' - which is growing next to MP in our garden.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 26, 2011
11:17 PM

Post #8523339

'Ecuador Pink' - now gone from our garden due to frost.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 26, 2011
11:30 PM

Post #8523341

>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.<

Thanks for the feedback Jean. Good luck with it! Our plant towers alongside 'Alphonse Mucha' if that gives you an indication of eventual height. 'Giant' is blooming well this season (up high) having retained the green/cream colour and long tendrils. In my parents much shadier garden, 'Giant is a smaller more compact plant, about 2 m and flowers well.

This is an old pic of 'Giant', presently the blooms are too high for me to get a decent pic.

Regarding your #44 seedpod, maybe pull a brown paper bag over it and tie at the top with a twist or budding tape. This will offer some cold protection and allow the pod to develop further. Those long paper bags from the bottle shop are just the thing! :)

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2011
12:00 AM

Post #8523354

Here is TT ... not a very nice background sorry!

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
12:02 AM

Post #8523357

Your Brugs look lovely Wayne ...do you recognise this one?
It's the one I got labeled Red Hot Pink but the neck isn't covered ...does this look like one you know?
it's so long ago I can't remember who I got it from ...it was in my missing journal.
Alistair said it looks like Adele Essex but it isn't ...much different to her in real life.
It has a very long tube, much longer than any of the others.
Could it be Bruce's Pink?

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
12:05 AM

Post #8523360

Hi Alistair oh yes that's TT with the skirts not yet dropped but I am surprised at the colours ...I thought we would have very pale blooms. Do you like the nice warm colour?

Do you recognise the blooms I just posted?

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
12:19 AM

Post #8523366

Ok I think it's this one ...can anyone confirm it for me? I would hate to have to call it the long pink noid :(
http://www.elarishtropicalexotics.com/Plant-Profile.aspx?Plant=204&Group=17
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
12:33 AM

Post #8523370

Chrissy, to my eye it looks most like 'Ecuador Pink'...

Duno! :(

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
12:45 AM

Post #8523373

I haven't had E.Pink bloom for me here I guess I will have to compare it when the E.Pink Blooms next Spring.
That means I don't have M.Pink then ...would it be possible to get a piece off you you next Spring ?
Sorry to ask but I thought I had that one. I guess I don't, this one is interesting though I will include a bit with the other things just for you to look at ...it will be marked long Pink noid :(

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
12:50 AM

Post #8523375

Alistair I wonder if you could do me a favor and post your picture into the gallery at BGI so they can see that it bloomed elsewhere.
I hope you are happy with it, in the Summer it is a real stunner, quite pretty now too, I love the warm pink/peach color ...what colour is it in your opinion, by that I mean do you think it is a Peach rather than a Pink?
Thanks again.
Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2011
1:05 AM

Post #8523380

Hmmm No it's not Ecuador Pink, and I agree it is not quite right for Adele. Nor is it Bruce's Pink. It is close to Meroo Totty, but the calyx looks too short, and I don't remember giving you that! Mystery... It does look like a Pink Panther seedling though (assuming it's Australian). I'm sure you used to have MP! But it definitely is not that.

I can't post at BGI: I'm not a member. Let's wait for a better pic of TT next season anyway! :) The plant was (I'm ashamed to say) neglected while I was in S America and I found it long after I got back still in a 4" pot behind a mass of other stuff, but with three large buds on, which it has not dropped: that has to be the most impressive thing with any double - that and no deformed flowers. It's quite definitely pink: this one is a distinct rose pink (much stronger than it appears in pic here).



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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
1:49 AM

Post #8523392

Thankyou Alistair, no that Brug (the long tubed Pink was given to me in a trade,ages ago) it just said Red Hot Pink on the label. So I thought it was M.Pink.
It looks like an Alistair bloom to me.:) I wish we still had yours to compare.

In the early days with swaps it is understandable that there may have been confusion as specially when some may look a lot alike.
It didn't come from you.
It will be the long tubed pink noid until id'ed.
No I have never seen M.Pink only in pictures.

Yes next Summer it will shine in the warm weather.
Then it looks like this

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8524164

That is great news regarding TT’s performance under tough conditions! Looking forward to the plants we have here coming on in spring. I have a strong suspicion that beetle larvae (white curl grubs) are in the pots we have plants in, thus slowing the growth - they look quite miserable! I will pull one out (gently:) this morning and take a peep. Can't do any harm in this weather...
Speaking of which, if this rain keeps up poor Clementine's blooms will resemble papier-mâché! :(
Chrissy, you are welcome to as much MP as you like from here. My original plant came to me some years back as a rather dehydrated scrap of a thing. It took quite a while to regain vital signs. That is probably why I never sent you any - since then the plant has been pretty much forgotten as better "pinks" have become available.
Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2011
2:36 PM

Post #8524600

first Monika Gottschalk double seedling: many flowers all perfectly formed and not one bud dropped! And it seems mite resistant! Think this will be a winner... Now hoping for some pinks from the same cross :)

Hmm not sure why the pic is sideways... sorry :)

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8524791

Wayne I found ants in one of my pots ...I had to dump them out wash off the ants nest and contents off the roots, I guess that the wet weather may see some of the critters trying to climb into the pots to escape.

Alistair that is exciting ...wish I could see it properly.
We wait with great excitement for Monika's beautiful Brugs.

Here is TT today ...not too bad for cool weather blooming in lots of wet.
No shade cloth may explain the differences in colour.

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8524799

Who has had their seeds from Us held at aqis? What now. I'm still waiting for mine. Colleen

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8524825

Hi Colleen what does the notice say?
I have had Brug seeds inspected and passed (a couple of years ago but they have stopped some fairly common veggie seeds and plant seeds once last year..
They asked if I wanted them (no not at those prices-quarantine fees) and so I guess they destroyed them.
Here is the long tubed pink no name today.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8524829

Brugmansia HOPE today

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8524836

Wayne's yellow pink PP cross

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8524840

The colours in the pics are a bit washed out due to the flash ...much nicer in real life of course as anyone with Brugs knows.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8524843

Ludger's Windsong cross does go orange after a couple of days.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8524844

Butter Bomb cold and wet but always a stunner.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8524849

PP with sweet Batata beneath (I miss Judy :( ...) and Cestrum D.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8524852

Sugar Pink (very pale) with Twilight Time in the distance.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8524857

Last of Fire Fighter Angel for this flush

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8524859

Hi Chrissy. I haven't had any notice as yet, so I can only think that mine are still on the way. Someone else has had theirs' stopped and I just wondered what happens if this happens. Colleen

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8524860

Maya this morning

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8524863

If they are "stopped" you will receive a notice, so just be patient it can take a couple of weeks sometimes.
How long ago did you order the seeds?

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8524866

Another shot of TT just because I love her

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8524868

Ummm

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8524869

Skirts dropping ... I guess she drops them come rain or come shine,

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8524871

Mmm well I loved my quick walk around the Angels this morning ...hope you liked it too

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8524873

[quote="ctmorris"]Who has had their seeds from Us held at aqis? What now. I'm still waiting for mine. Colleen[/quote]

Hi Colleen. I received a note from BGI this morning telling me that there might be a delay. One of the folks there is writting "a customs declaration" to AQIS for some freebies being sent in the mail. If I hear any more, I will let you know.
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8524893

Looking good Chrissy! Thanks for posting an update on that PP seedling. Is it worth keeping? I chucked the others from that batch except one...
As I suspected... darn curl grubs in the TT pots! :( They were dispatched without ceremony! Now hopefully TT will come along.
Glad to hear you have had some joy with your Monika seedlings Alistair.
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8524895

Chrissy it must be 3 weeks but we've had Easter in between so was not expecting them before. It's just that Mary from BGI sent me an E-mail and asked if there had be any notice. There hasn't as yet. Wayne thanks for your input too. Chrissy, I didn't know that you had Maya. When you cut it back would I be able to get some pieces please? I believe there is a pink flowering varigated one as well. Do you know about that one? Colleen
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8524957

[quote="WayneCarter"]

Hi Colleen. I received a note from BGI this morning telling me that there might be a delay. One of the folks there is writting "a customs declaration" to AQIS for some freebies being sent in the mail. If I hear any more, I will let you know. [/quote]

That was me! Didn't have time to read this thread before posting a new message here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1176473/
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8525014

Still waiting for further word from Patricia, she said that she would be contacting you Cestrum.
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8525024

'Giant' taken this morning. Looks like this one throws six point blooms too!

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8525026

The blooms are way up high as this plant is in a mixed screen border...
Pic zoomed out.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8525027

'Clementine' today...

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
9:08 PM

Post #8525426

oh loving Giant Wayne! can't wait to see him bloom here it's over 7ft but lost the top to the hail.
Is the bloom as big as BB? or is it like an Aurea with long tendrils?

I wouldn't throw away the yellow /pink because the colour is lovely ...pictures here never do it justice the colour is always a bit washed out because they are not in shade and the flash rinses colour away, I like here in my garden anyway ...I would be inclined to put it to a bloom that holds it's tendrils up (that's my taste, maybe not everyone's).

Good luck with your seeds everyone ...as stated I couldn't find a button to let me pay so I have not had the worry of it.

I am off to scrounge around under the Long Tubed no name pink ...there are id's under them it's just that the ground covers have taken over and the wasps are busy ...hopefully the rain has chased them away.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
9:12 PM

Post #8525430

Forgot to say ...hey look at your Clementine ...showing her Chief genes big time huh ...lovely!

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 27, 2011
10:33 PM

Post #8525497

Chrissy, did you mean that you couldn't find the button to pay on the BGI seeds site?
If so, it's because you have to contact the buyer...Just click on the seeds that you liked and the you are transferred to the sellers page...from there you can contact the seller...

WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 27, 2011
10:53 PM

Post #8525504

>oh loving Giant Wayne! can't wait to see him bloom here it's over 7ft but lost the top to the hail.
Is the bloom as big as BB? or is it like an Aurea with long tendrils?<

'Giant' is a seedling of 'Pink Panther' x noid. Pity yours lost its head, but you get my point regarding height.
The bloom is not as long as the pod parent - it is squat for want of better description. Maybe not a big as BB, hard to say without having both out together. I like the long tendrils.

How are those G x FFA seedlings going?

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 27, 2011
11:20 PM

Post #8525514

Up to my waist ^_^
I was really surprised how quickly they took off ...I put them into 10" pots to start off but I think they may need to go into large Polystyrene boxes for Winter ...they can't lose the roots in a freeze that way and these are the big broccoli boxes ...you know the ones with the lids people use for ice at parties ...plenty of room for the roots to grow down into the area beneath the pots ( my pots have lots of holes. I make sure the polystyrene boxes have many holes for drainage too.
Next Spring the big move into the "Proper Angel Memory Garden."
I am loving the leaves and can actually recognise the Jurassic leaves on many of them. I do love the juvenile leaves on seedlings don't you? as specially the big velvety toothed ones.

I had many of my plants very badly smashed in the hail storm ...it was almost half an hour of golf ball sized stones smashing stuff and they were still there the next morning. I am just so relieved nothing died completely but it was a disaster ! huge chunks bitten out of the limbs, thinner branches just ripped off, most of the leaves just gone. The tall ones took the full brunt of it but my seedlings were in behind things that saved them from total destruction.
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 28, 2011
12:07 AM

Post #8525535

Gosh Chrissy, you really have had some lousy weather - we too I guess.
Thanks for the update on the seedlings. Ours are much the same. Yes, those leaves are fun! Lets hope that between us something good blooms in spring. A bit late in the season for this lot.
I noticed two of our 'Bucks Fizz' x noid seedlings in the allotment are in "big bud" - orange by the look of them. I had to view from inside as it was raining very heavily this morning and I had the boys with me. I will check them out tomorrow.
Meanwhile the OA x's are looking pretty plain - a dull little gathering. :(
I am looking forward to the OA x 'Domain' batch - these have to be P&D bulletproof! :)

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
12:13 AM

Post #8525537

Yippee can't wait to see them!

Love those leaves ...

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 28, 2011
12:37 PM

Post #8526569

What have you got there Chrissy? V'nice.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
3:21 PM

Post #8526812

That's HOPE in the cold wet wind.
It's semi double and turns darker after a day or two.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

April 28, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8526865

Not many flowers here now, but Alphonse has a large bloom slowly opening.
This is, of course , old faithful GHA. this morning.
Jean.

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 28, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8526887

Another pale pink seedling flowering for the first time. Hopefully it will darken up in warm weather. Would you call this a semi-double? Can't really judge the seedling by this very first, cold-weather bloom. Small-medium plant with a mild brug fragrance. Sown 18 months ago: Pink Velvet x Dalai Lama.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 28, 2011
4:04 PM

Post #8526904

GHA is lovely as always Jean...
I always think of the tucked up skirt as a semi double, cestrum...looks as though that one might get a lot darker...nice.

That seedling bloom of mine is taking forever to unfurl...
Definitely this weekend..
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 28, 2011
4:12 PM

Post #8526919

Is that your Ecuador Pink seedling, Dianne? Because if so it *is* taking a long time.
Turns out that Pink Velvet is a cross between Pink Beauty and Ecuador Pink. I can definitely see that long extended corolla of EP in this seedling, and the skirt looks rather like PB. Can't see any trace of Dalai Lama (a single yellow/orange) at all and had no idea where that second skirt came from until I checked DL's background and found it's a cross between Jacayna and The Chief--so I have a seedling with genes of The Chief in it after all LOL

In summary: ordinary flower but great parentage and so good breeding potential.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8527205

Oh she is a pretty Gal cestrum ,yes at the moment it would be a semi double ...you can't really tell what will happen until it's done a few flushes through different seasons ...it just goes to show you never know what genes those genetic dice is going to roll out in your Angels. I love the magic! Those genes sound fantastic.

Dianne a watched bloom never ...yes we all know how it feels and when you meet your new darling you will love it even if it's homely. Given limited space for many you have to harden the heart and eventually choose the ones you love most. We are watching with you ^_^ says someone who loves even her strange waxy scary one (I feel sorry for it ...but it has Hawaiian genes with 7 skirts) Can't bring myself to throw away good genes.

Who could ever not love the darling GHA Jeane

So speaking of dropping skirts look what happened to TT her skirt just fell right down, just like some of the FFA skirts did in this weather ...never seen this before after many flushes, it's a first on her too. This one opened overnight (the one with some tendrils chewed off) but the skirt dropped quite a bit.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8527213

I like the semi double look ...reminds me of a young teenager, to me these are the "young ones" kind of fanciful I know, but they do.
Here is my Semi double today ...all Sunshiny again!

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8527233

HOPE is a happy "Young Brug" I hear the song "Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy" when I look at her.
She still sports the crispy calyx from the cold wet but the blooms are lovely ...this one was pretty beat up by the hail but managed to not only survive but shine!,
she always makes me smile.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8527263

Here is the long tubed no name pink (I didn't get to scrounge around yet too muddly or should I say Clayey) far left with Tenshi opening more blooms (all triple)

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8527269

Here is the no name long tubed pink still here ...cool weather does help this one, it melts in the heat and lasted really well in the cool/temperate conditions.
You wait a bit longer for the blooms of the brugs in the cooler times but they last for many days to compensate you ^_^

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8527284

Must try to look again ...I am starting to make typos again better go eat something ...bye for now and cestrum keep your Beautiful Brugs coming ...whoo hoo doubles! and semi doubles ...loving it!

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 28, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8527324

Just one more seedling to open before they give up for winter. It looks a little more promising than that pale semi-double.
Funny thing is, my favourite seedlings so far have all been locally bred singles: Pink Sweetie and my Golden Butter#2. But the others will be good for breeding. I remember seeing a thread on one of the forums showing photos of the parents of a seedling. They were both pale and unexceptional. Yet the seedling they produced has the most dazzling colour.

Seems to be working in reverse for me: parents with dazzling colour are producing pale seedlings LOL. Perhaps that strong colour will come thru in the next generation.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8527376

Oooh that looks good it has colour before it opens ...Yes I too love the beautiful singles ...it probably just such a newish thing to have the others available to us at last and to know that now we too can play with the genes!

Guess what?
I finally got to scrounging around out there and because of the hail storms changing the look of my Brugs so much I got my areas confused, the No name pink now has a proper name ...it's
Meroo Totty ...thanks to the lovely Mya ^_^

I also do have the Red Hot Pink (M.Pink) just in another place ...whew! found that too!
So here it is Merroo Totty day 4

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8527404

Pink Totty is one of Alistairs beautiful Brugs and is a Pink Panther x E Pink .
I like it in the cooler weather and would recommend shelter for hot temps.

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 28, 2011
9:55 PM

Post #8527654

Glad that mystery has been cleared up! :)

US seeds arrived this afternoon...
Edna Murphee-Superspot x Bergkonigin Pod #2
Edna Murphee-Joli x Double Dark Rosetta Pod #2
Edna Murphee-Dorthea x Unknown

I will wait until spring to plant.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
10:18 PM

Post #8527675

Great news ! now Edna will know what to do next time hopefully all the sellers might receive instructions about Australian sales.
There you go everyone it's ok ...crack open the Champagne! ^_^
Thanks Wayne for letting everyone know!

Nice genes!
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 28, 2011
10:26 PM

Post #8527681

Were they checked by AQIS?

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 28, 2011
10:58 PM

Post #8527694

When my seeds came in they were checked and stamped checked by customs ...is that the same thing? long ago now.
I remember Judy saying it took longer for hers to go through than mine (ordered at the same time).
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 28, 2011
11:12 PM

Post #8527697

After opening the envelope, AQIS seals it with a distinctive tape--you can't miss it. (They usually insert a pamphlet or two about quarantine as well.) If it was checked, you'd know.
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 28, 2011
11:12 PM

Post #8527698

I haven't got mine yet but hope they're not too far away. Glad you sorted out the mystery Chrissy. Colleen
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 28, 2011
11:56 PM

Post #8527714

[quote="cestrum_SEQ"]Were they checked by AQIS?[/quote]

Just marked "Flower Seeds" by sender - posted 19-04. Nothing but seeds packs inside.

BTW - they were not sent by Edna, although her seeds.

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 29, 2011
12:03 AM

Post #8527716

So, not checked. A certain proportion of seeds always slip under the radar.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 29, 2011
12:47 AM

Post #8527727

The European seller whom you probably have bought from doesn't declare seeds at all, on his packages and they go straight thru
every time.
Eddie from the US...calls them all Brug. sanguinea...no probs.
Edna sent my last lot as Brug seeds...no probs.
Imagine what comes through undeclared...just in the post.

Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8528813

Here is Sea Nymph

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8528816

and Wayne's Wonders, Mea Culpa and Sister Bertrille, with a mangy old flower or two of their half-sibling Adele :-)

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8528822

Grrr. this pic (and an earlier one) are correctly orientated on my computer and go sideways when I upload them here lol
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8529026

Adele - "mangy"! lol, never!
Glad those two are behaving themselves in your garden Alistair. Interesting to see MC taller than SB - which growing here (semi-shade) tends to sprawl. MC grows upright and is good company for your Alphonse.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8529028

They look great even sidewards Alistair maybe too tall to fit?

I found a fourth skirt in TT this morning and all the blooms have dropped the third skirts, now I know why the gardeners overseas look forward to Fall (Autumn) and the "dropping skirts" ...this is looking up the three dropped skirts and there is a fourth tucked up inside ...one bloom has the fourth skirt tendrils poking down.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8529037

They look beautiful together Wayne ...4th skirt starting to drop in the one to the left

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8529042

all triples at least

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8529046

Here is HOPE today it's cold and wet AGAIN ...calxy are mushy ...too much water in the cold.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8529047

But the blooms in the plants are lasting very well
HOPE again

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8529058

Must push myself away from the thingy ...I could look at the pretty brugs for hours and never get tired of them. NOTE to self go eat something ...I forget to.
Here is Frosty Pink eating up my hibiscus and most of a patch of about 12 ft tall x twelve ft wide must chop soon, it's shading stuff out.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8529067

Finding open pollinated pods on that cheeky PP ...she is a cheeky girl.
I think it is the big brown specks on white moth that's doing it, never noticed him in the garden before, they are about at the moment and the caterpillars are feasting on the Brug leaves and calyx :( BUT! it may not be all bad ...look at your babies Wayne.
Back a bit later.
edited for typos :)

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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

April 29, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8529095

Can't wait to get your 'Twilight Time' up and growing here Chrissy - those blooms are very impressive! No wonder you are so enthusiastic.

Oh to have the room to trial seeds from every noid pod! Can't imagine discounting their potential - however, a lucky dip. More fun perhaps to have a hand in producing something lovely.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8529165

Lol Wayne I think it's like being a mad inventor, you know like the absent minded professor thing!

To almost be able to invent something never seen before ...when you love flowers and as specially the magnificent Brugmansia well I confess I am quite mad (though not a professor) and absent minded. :)

I had my slice of vegemite toast and the head spins are receding.

Can't work outside due to drizzle again.:(

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 29, 2011
10:37 PM

Post #8529558

Here is the Ecuador Pink x seedling's flower, it opened yesterday...white so far, probably stay white...faint perfume as yet...the thing that I like about it is the corolla tube...it is wider than any other that I have...when I look at Knightii and it's skirt seemingly stuffed inside...I think how easy it would be if it had a wider tube...I think Chrissy mentioned that somewhere...
Also it is very warm here and Pink Panther and Buck's Fizz are wilting...I don't know if Ecuador Pink handles the heat, but it hasn't bothered this one at all.
So for the moment, I am very pleased with my first seedling to flower.
Thanks cestrum and Chrissy for the seeds.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 29, 2011
10:52 PM

Post #8529566

Crack open the champers you have your very own baby Dianne! it's nice shape, lots of brugs are white when they open then turn colour over the following day or two, a lot of people are not that excited about a nice white but I think they are very beautiful.
after all the word Angel brings visions of white does it not? I am still looking for mine ...a perfect white, I am watching one Star Dancer cross as a possible perfect but it needs a few flushes before I decide.

Just between you and I I much prefer the" Angels Trumpets" to the proper name of Brugmansia only because it sounds so beautiful.
I know that is naughty so I smack myself over the wrist for that.

Congratulations on your first ...I guarantee it won't be your last ^_^ ...no one can stop at one.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 29, 2011
11:15 PM

Post #8529583

Thanks Chrissy, I will have to admit to you that I am really rather chuffed with it...in fact it's beautiful to my eyes...It is very much like OA except for that wide corolla tube...
I'm with you on the name...Brug reminds me of ugh...not suitable at all...

The very best of luck with your almost perfect white...I won't say perfect until you decide that it is.

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Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

April 30, 2011
3:00 AM

Post #8529630

Brug is indeed disgusting:)

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 30, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8531348

Here is Pink Panther in different stages...It has such lovely long tendrils.

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

April 30, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8531380

Congratulations Dianne. It's a lovely thrill when we get our very own brug. Colleen

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

April 30, 2011
9:42 PM

Post #8531485

Buck's Fizz really is a noddy isn't he.
It's about 120cm high and about the same wide.
It really does have a pleasant perfume too.

Thanks Colleen...it really is a buzz...yours won't be long now...

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

April 30, 2011
9:48 PM

Post #8531494

Every now and then Bucks Fizz will surprise you with tang orange remember Tang that vitamin C drink? but it decides when Lol


Yes unless it's too cold the new ones will open and we will shout hooray! when they do.

Well weather has turned again here it's cold! again no rain though whew.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

May 1, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8532814

Just popped in quickly to say good morning ...brrrrr it's cold, frost isn't far away (darn it)

Winter is early I reckon ...this is the latest Star Dancer Seedling, looks a lot like the normal S.White but small and a little Aurea like, smells like Aurea. I think all the Star Dancers will be white because of their genes.
No slit skirts and that is what I am looking for.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

May 1, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8532819

Last of the Garden eating Frosty Pink attacking the C.Myrtle and Lanterns ...sky is threatening once again.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

May 1, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8532827

Check out the leaves ...Frost isn't far away :(

These leaves are in an exposed position down the bottom of the Garden outside the wall.
I am moving some of my treasures under cover (cestrums and Waynes angels) just in case it's bad.

enjoy your morning ...back after the nurse is finished.

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

May 1, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8532901

Only 9 degrees last night here, so there won't be any more seedlings flowering for the first time in my garden until spring. Meanwhile, that brug seedling from Post #8527324 above has opened to become a semi/double pink. I think it's my best double, actually. Lovely strong scent too.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

May 1, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8533080



cestrum ...that is drop dead gorgeous!!!!!!!

You must be" tickled pink" ...come to think of it that would be a cute pet name

Love the shape!
Congratulations!!!!!!
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

May 1, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8533130

I'm wondering if it will darken next growing season. It looks surprisingly like this picture of Double L'amour at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Brugmansia-Seed-Double-Lamour-x-Ludgers-Summer-Dream-/230614238562?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b1ae0562
which shows the bloom before the inner skirt drops. (The parentage of Double L'amour is unknown.) I wonder if the inner skirt of mine will drop next growing season? Anyway, it's pretty as it is.

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

May 1, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8533207

I like it better than the picture on Ebay ...(like that too ) ...after seeing mine drops skirts right down who knows ...FFA actually dropped one skirt down to about 5/6 inches couldn't measure because it's too tall. Then TT dropped a fourth internal skirt on a couple a good three inches lower than normal, so it's any one's guess.

Meanwhile I think it's very pretty just as it is ...you must be thrilled, I am.

My Melissa Amy is a semi double and I just adore that, they look like cheeky teenagers to me.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

May 1, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8533212

I hope you are going to post that in BGI ...please do that, I know everyone will love to see it.
Edited to ask you to please start the next thread with your lovely semi double ...that would make a beautiful heading. :)

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

May 1, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8533230

Actually, what I find most exciting is the prospect of hybridising from these seedlings, both with each other and with some of my Aussie favourites, esp. the 2nd-generation Aussie crosses like my Golden Butter#2. I'm intensely curious to see the 2nd generation of Aussie hybrids in general, eg what will Dianne's white Ecuador Pink cross produce?

Thread continued at http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1177457/

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Benz1998
Winter Haven, FL

June 16, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8634695

[quote="WayneCarter"]'Ecuador Pink' - now gone from our garden due to frost.[/quote]

How can you find this in USA fla wow Aussies know how to garden
WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

June 16, 2011
9:28 PM

Post #8635392

Hi Benz.
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