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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2012
3:24 AM

Post #9302135

hi there Guys we have had a very quite time of late, It is probably because of the weather and we have been so bizy potting up moving plants sowing seed, potting seedlings Labelling all of them

Make sure all your plants are labelled or you have a chart of your garden with where each cross is and how many, Im finding my Brother touch is coming in to its own with the 3"pots as you can see i have many of the same plants in propagation so many labels are needed

I also think its time for a good feed for the plants as we are coming in to some really nice weather in the next 2 weeks.

I thank all of you for your contribution to the multitude of threads on DG and the continuing support on Brugmansia thread Australia

We have come from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1281193

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boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 11, 2012
3:34 AM

Post #9302140

Rain at last!!! Nice showers this afternoon in Brisbane which produced 9mm of rain. When I wake up tomorrow I should see a tinge of green in the brown lawns.

Still have plenty of seeds of FFA X Mango Cornet and FFA X Fernando. Please D-mail if you think you could handle a few more of these.

Also, would anyone be kind enough to send me one cutting of Pink Panther. I have weakened and now decided I must have this one.
Allan.
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2012
4:38 AM

Post #9302150

I have a few seed pods that have just come of my plants
If any wants some please feel free to Dmail me

aurea Y/O x.aurea (form) = ay/oxaf61012
tantra x.Old Apricot 1286 = txoa111012
aurea(form) x.aurea[Hull Rd] = afxahr71012

Went out side around 11pm today and had a look at my cold groups as usual hoping for some miracle to happen with the 'Y'ing GUESS WHAT I FOUND and what i found it on
i found a 'Y' yes i said a 'Y' but the funny thing is it was on my Strybing Vulsa X.vulcanicola 'Zunac' (hybMichael Graupe)
im so happy my first cold group OS ssed to bloom which i can already see a bud ill take a pic tomorrow and show you all Yeppppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 11, 2012
2:03 PM

Post #9302549

Not much going on here at the moment. The brugs are enjoying the rain and I think the cold weather still hanging around is encouraging the sanguineas to Y.
I have about 7 now that have Y'd. No sign of buds though.

None of the other coldies have Y'd but are growing well.

My pods are all still looking very green and healthy.
I wish they would hurry up and ripen so I can pick them and see whats inside.

I have kept the 3 on ButterBomb as I know I pollinated a couple but the tags fell off.
The only other brug that was out anywhere near him was my Opale Etoile .
GHA was also out but is way over the other side of the house and shadehouses.

The largest pod and the earliest is still on aurea ( Lucas) . It sits below GHA and could be either pollen from him or pollen from any of the flowers I pollinated myself.
The bees or other insects could have moved the pollen from GHA to the flowers below on aurea Lucas.

Funny thing is , I never see any bees around the brugs. I must have moths at night doing the job.

I will share the seeds whenever they eventually decide they want to be taken off.

Jean.


cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

October 11, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9302584

I look forward to seeing your coldie bloom, Shaun. Can't grow them here so the only way I can see them is online.

I agree with you about watering the brugs with a soaker hose. One thing I wouldn't do again is plant my brugs in pots (not once they're past the delicate seedling stage). This makes sense in cold climes where they have to be dug up each autumn but here, where they stay outside year round, it's a real chore to keep them watered. Although they send roots into the ground thru the drainage holes, they still can't get as much water (from the hose or rain) as they would if they were planted directly in the ground. Plus, you really have to aim the hose at each pot (pot after pot after pot) because of the limited root access to the soil. I've just had an overgrown area cleared and I'll be transplanting most of these bucket-grown unflowered seedlings straight into the ground with mulch on top and a soaker hose running down the centre. Time to simplify, I reckon.

Here's JxB showing an old and a fresh bloom.

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boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 11, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9302793

Cestrum, Nice photo of your J X B! It is colouring up nicely as the weather warms up. I hope my Rubirosa X Berkonigin seedlings give me some blooms as nice as your J X B.
I agree that growing brugs in the ground is the best, but as I am now limited with space, I will have to grow a few in large pots. Will just have to get used to watering the pots on a regular basis. If I choose to get rid of my hibiscus, I could plant more brugs in the ground. Although I am now more interested in the brugs, I just cannot bear the thought of getting rid of all my hibiscus at this time. Perhaps in a year or two I might feel differently.
Allan
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

October 11, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9302806

I'm not saying that growing in pots won't work for other people, just that it hasn't been the best option for me because of the time it takes to water them this way and the limited amount of rainwater they can take up. Although I'm not convinced that you necessarily need more space to plant them in the ground. Obviously, you need soil (i.e. not concrete!) to plant them into, but I intend to plant them as close together as they are in pots anyway. It's a working garden for the time being rather than a garden display, if you get my meaning.

Ah, space ... is there ever enough? The more space you have, the more things you fill it with! I know you're not a fan of the native hibiscus, so this one is for Dianne: Barambah Creek, one of the native hibiscus that has grey, downy leaves (no thorns).

BTW, no one has offered to trade for my JXB cutting, which is rather odd given that it has such a pleasing pink colour. In case anyone is considering it, I was thinking that I would like a non-brug in exchange, perhaps something smaller to help fill in the gaps now that the canopy is pretty much in place. (No more hibiscus, either: I reckon I have enough LOL )

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 11, 2012
11:41 PM

Post #9302871

That is very pretty, cestrum...they must look lovely in your garden...I like the lilac tinge.
The only reason I haven't asked for a piece of your J x B is my LBG x B... different pics make mine look like yours, so I have to wait until it's flush this year...J x B is very lovely...and has desirable parents.

Snap, Shaun...I have a bud too on the Vulsas x from Michael G...
Colleen, check your's too...Jean's have Y'd so your's probably have a Y somewhere...Lucas probably has some too...I only have one bud and no other plants have Y'd yet...

Don't get rid of any of your Hibiscus, Allan...I know it's a pain watering the pots but when they flower it's worth it...keep collections like me, all in pots...I couldn't have them otherwise..
Here is my first Y and first bud...now for the first flower...yahoo
Dianne


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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

October 11, 2012
11:58 PM

Post #9302872

For permanent collections in pot--which isn't what my unflowered brug seedlings are--it might be worthwhile to run a soaker/sprinkler hose along the pots if they're grouped in one spot, perhaps.
I can't remember what your seedling looks like Dianne but if you've already got a double pink, I can see why you wouldn't necessarily want another (unless you wanted its parentage in particular).
Looks like we're about to see those coldies bloom!

This one's for Jean, who has probably seen it before, but it's new for me: Salvia splendens. Flowering in a peachy colour with faint lines. I have just the one seedling, with one stem, with one flower on it. I hope it sets seeds so that I can propagate more because I really like it!

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2012
1:30 AM

Post #9302882

Allan keep you passion up on those Hibiscus you really know your plants there, if you have many pots and they are quite close together a soaker or drip line is great to keep them watered especially when you do not have time to water them.

I just heard that QLD has snow WT#^# this is not normal.???

Cestrum i have not offered any thing for your cuttings as i really don't have much to offer in general so i also have to leave it but when i get a few plants that are blooming and your interested in them i may consider a cutting but not till i can do it fair & SQUARE

my cold group plants are starting to 'Y' as in Vulsas x.Zunac from Michael G.
here is my pic as promised

Allan when i had that dumb ebay store which i had no idea what i was doing i had my plants removed 2 times, since then i have sold many plants and seed and have not had a single report on me or my plants I think that having so many plants in 1 stroe was some ones issue so i thank you for your advice and help in this mater

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cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

October 12, 2012
1:40 AM

Post #9302888

Er, am not interested in any more brug cuttings.
I have enough brugs!
But smaller plants would be ideal, no need for them to actually be in bloom.
Am open to any interesting offers :-)

The variegated shrimp plant has finally grown (from a small cutting) after, what, 2 years I think.
Well worth the wait, though.

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boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 12, 2012
1:51 AM

Post #9302890

Shaun... Light snow and sleet in the Granite belt(near the NSW/QLD border) does happen occasionally but usually during Winter and not Spring. The temperature in Brisbane today was a bit cool but what we also had were gale force winds gusting up to 50 km per hour at times. Some brances broken off a number of trees but no major damage. Winds caused a power outage last night for 3 hours, which was a real bummer..did not get to see the end our favourite TV show 'Rake'. It is repeated again Monday night so will have to tune in then.
My first bloom on Wayne's 'Frilly Dilly' was torn to shreds in the winds, so will have to wait a little longer to see a first bloom as well.

Hope Chrissy is doing OK as I see on the news about wild conditions down her way!

Good to see you have solved the Ebay problems and selling plants and seeds. I am also doing quite well with the brugs on Ebay. Seems to be a little more interest in these beautiful plants since the publication of Alistair's book.
Allan..

lucas13

lucas13
Victoria
Australia

October 12, 2012
1:53 AM

Post #9302892

Seachanger wrote:
Snap, Shaun...I have a bud too on the Vulsas x from Michael G...
Colleen, check your's too...Jean's have Y'd so your's probably have a Y somewhere...Lucas probably has some too...

Nope!
Sad to say It must surely be coming soon (hopefully beating the warmer weather) as one is 2m tall!! Also one seedling vulsa was light/dark green variegated (but it appears to have grown out of it)...
Well done with the vulcanicola x, Shaun, hopefully we will see it soon.

My apologies for my absence of late, looks like I have a bit to catch up on! :) Cheers.

lucas13

lucas13
Victoria
Australia

October 12, 2012
1:55 AM

Post #9302894

ps Jean how are those sanguinea seedlings going? Coming along? I was able to make some flava crosses with my sangs/arboreas also recently, should be interesting to see the results.
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2012
2:04 AM

Post #9302896

Lucas welcome home long time no hear, the sang 'Widemouth' x are doing OK here also about 2 foot tall so they look very nice

Allan it dose seem there is a resirgance on the Brugmansia all over the eastern states and not so much the rest but that's my experience, The Book is the best thing in our modern history to revive the growing breeding and development of out Babies and it will also help if we can get those growers in to either BGI, Ibrug & here in DG with there experience's this will help every ones experience as a whole and growing group

Chrissy is i believe OK her Husband 'Frank' has had a bad stint with the sergant on his finger and she is a bit concerned with it
Chrissy we are all thinking of you and your man at this time
XOX

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 12, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9303370

Hello Lucas, Great to see you back again.
My sangs are all getting tall now. Most around 3-4 foot high. Some are slower but nearly all have a Y now. I think at last count there were about 14.
No sign of any buds , but if this cold weather stays around, they may flower.
No sign of any Y on the Vulsas though.
Some of the other coldies are also getting taller.

The warmies are all growing well now they have started on their spring/ summer diet of more food.
They did well over winter but started to look a bit anaemic towards the end of winter

What am I saying, winter seems to still be here...lol

Jean.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 13, 2012
12:56 AM

Post #9303704

OT.
Allan, don't forget http://www.abc.net.au/iview/ if you want to watch Rake before Monday...it's a great catchup site for Channel 2...

Hi Lucas, glad you are joining us again...

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 13, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9304233

Hi to all ...hubby says he is breaking out of the Hospital tomorrow, I am surprised he has stayed there this long.
I hope all will be well.

I am really looking forward to seeing all the cold Brug babies ...well done everyone.
What to say about the weather ???? I give up as it seems to change daily.
I just hope the wind has gone now.

Did you see the discussion about old Apricot over at BGI ...very interesting.

Back sometime tonight or tomorrow.
Enjoy your arvo everyone

chrissy
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2012
9:09 PM

Post #9304429

Hi chrissy Your hubby still in Hospital thought that he would have been home this weekend has there been more complications with the finger>????? sorry

Yes i have been keeping abreast of the Tommie Lockwood sergea and the possibility of it being a Old Apricot would that be interesting and changes the landscape of Brug development in the US having the heritage come from little young Australia

its a great day here today fine & sunny with a light breeze am potting and heading to sister-in-laws place to weed a bit over grown there

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 14, 2012
11:09 PM

Post #9305520

Hi everyone ...well hubby finally is home as of 3.00 this arvo.
He has three specialist appointments over the next week and tomorrow off to the local GP for letters to the specialists.
They have detected memory issues while he was in Hospital and he has had an MRI.
I am hoping that it is only the pain killers that are causing the symptoms as I remember my brother often calling me nurse when he was on this medication.

We will have a nurse attending daily for the finger dressings ...sorry if I am missing in action for a bit.
Keep up the great work everyone !
I will try to catch up where I can.

chrissy
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2012
1:19 AM

Post #9305534

http://youtu.be/NpTypvtom0g
Just the start of the season and plants being put in place for the next 2-3 years

Great to have him home and your Happy to have him back Chrissy

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 15, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9305597

Shaun, what a nice little walk thru your garden...very enjoyable.
Also glad to see Ivoire doing so well, you'll have flowers very soon no doubt...
Thank you.
Dianne.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 15, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9305661

Hi Shaun I admired your lovely Brug walk on FB ...I noticed you called Ivoire -Ivory, (you have a nice voice by the way :-))

It is pronounced *Iv wha*
It's French you see, and also a gorgeous perfume-which is where the Perfume person pronounced it so beautifully in a perfect french accent hence my knowing the right way to say it. ) ...just so there is no confusion about the names. This coming from me who pronounced Choux Pastry for years as Choox Pastry, until pulled up by someone and told to say Shoooo Pastry :-)

Can't wait to see your Brug walk in a few weeks time.

Better get to bed now ...wake hubby up for meds and a busy early start tomorrow.

chrissy
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 15, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9306179

Great to see your brugs Shaun. I enjoyed the walk around.
Nice to see GHA looking good there. You should see the parent plant here.
After cutting back two years in a row, I have left him to his own devices and he is now back to over 10 foot tall.
I do like the area you have yours in.
Nice and sheltered.
Jean.
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9306245

Thanks guys i think that i have one or 2 more aurea's that have to go out there 1 from Grandma's Garden and aurea(form) then all are out there,,, as i mentioned in an earlier thread the only one i don't have is Macedon and i think the Ochre from North is looking very crap now and i don't think it will survive so what a shame as i had hopes for that one too.

This area is a part of the Body corp that i have been loooking after ever since i have lived here in Croydon throw the 90's i took care of it and now the last 5 years also the area dose not get used for any thing and the weeds are pretty much under control other then the IVY.

Chrissy you will see that next time i will have the name Ivoire pronounced correctly and how sis you not know Choux Pastry i knew how to pronounce it but never saw it written down or i would have been all fumbles.

I have now gived the rights to the Brugmansia that Alistair has breed 'Pink Knight' the beat place in the Yard as you come in up the path its the first plant that you will see with knightii in front a standard Old Apricot to the right and white ruff in the back ground when in bloom ill show pics the yard looks a right mess at the moment with nothing other then seedling brugs and mature plants that are still recovering from the big frost in July
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 15, 2012
7:25 PM

Post #9306555

Shaun, hope to see all those pics of the rest of your garden when you feel you have it right.
I am sure Ivoire didnt mind your teeny slip.
I never worry about pronunciation as most of us have all made the odd mistake over the years.

I am waiting on my aureas to flower so I can get a pic of the aurea avenue.
Of course they are all still small yet except GHA.
The brugs are all having a growth spurt at the moment. Even the aureas have no flowers just now.
Oops, Mango Cornet and Clementine still have flowers.
Clementine may have wrinkled flowers but they are huge and golden.

I am still waiting on my pods to ripen. Some have been on the plants for many months but are still all green . Maybe they need some sun . Hopefully by Christmas, I may be able to harvest them.
Jean.


Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 15, 2012
9:37 PM

Post #9306660

Jean, this year I pulled off all the buds on Clementine, I could see that they were going to be deformed, though I don't think that deformed is the correct word...they don't appear deformed to me, just very different from the doubles...anyway, I though that I would see how quickly they bud up again...
Buck's Fizz is going to be the first because PP had a brief flush a month ago...
My pods are the same, big, green and rock hard all of them...

Shaun, did you want Macedon...I am sure that it is OA in disguise but if you would like a piece then I will send it..looking forward to the next instalment of Shaun's Garden...

Colleen, what is happening with your Arborea x Sang buds?...they had better not have fallen off...you were supposed to guard it...lol
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2012
12:58 AM

Post #9306698

Well thanks guys for the positive words on my walk which is only just starting to shoot of now,

I have a few plants that have buds on them and looking forward to the blooms when they appear which will be a change from nothing to something very spectacular for me any way

Dianne that would be nice then i have all but 1 Australian aurea which is the one from up north Ochre then i will be right in to the breeding of our Aurea's and will have many different crosses in the Autumn

Jean & Dianne i hope that Clementine straightens her skirts out for you as it seems she is a bit naughty at the moment with not really looking after her skirts Good luck with them both of you ladies
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 16, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9307340

Pics of my naughty Clementine..
Pics 1 & 2 are from a few weeks ago The flowers were wrinkled but still a lovely color . They were larger than they look in the pics.

Pic 3 is from a few minutes ago. The new flower and you can see how I had to peel the calyx off as it was not growing with the flower.
Poor flower is all bent. It will straighten a bit as it opens but will still look a bit squished.
Its not the flower, its the calyx not growing as quick as the flower.

Bad Clementine.
I hope she does better as the weather warms.

Jean.

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 16, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9307549

We definitely all should aim for something that looks and smells as good as Clementine, but one that doesn't misbehave in Spring...
Shaun as soon as I get enough growth on Macedon, after it's big Winter prune I will send some to you...
Where is this warm weather?...it's so cold outside.
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 16, 2012
9:28 PM

Post #9307612

Hi everyone. I have my first Dwarf Pink and Green flower. Thank you Shaun. Dianne, no I haven't lost my buds on the Arborea X Sanguinea. They are slowly getting bigger, one at about 5" long now and all the other between 2" and half an inch. About 8 buds on the two plants but the third plant still hasn't any. No buds again on my original Sanguinea. I don't know what I'm doing wrong there but I must be doing something. Might work it out one day. Anyway here's the dwarf P&G and the AXS pics. Colleen

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 16, 2012
9:30 PM

Post #9307614

Sorry I pressed the preview button before I'd finished loading the pics. Colleen

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2012
10:05 PM

Post #9307626

Jean those flowers tho a bit contorted are still looking beautiful so it should be better in the warmer weather where it can be realised from the calyx a bit quicker and it should not accrue then but with the cooler weather im sure it will return.

Dianne i will also get a few cuttings together for you and Jean of the aureas from Mel Bot & Footscray in the next few weeks and thank you again

Colleen hi there i don't get to see you very often as i don't really go in to the TEA room for chats only here, I am so glad that DP'n'G has done me proud there in SA and i hope that it keeps on keeping on for you tho Spring & Summer.
I like that your Ax.S are about to bloom the one that produces the seed should in most cases have it bloom first, hahahah Al really showed me up then didn't he 5 months from seed to bloom NOT FAIR JAN!!!!!!! but all excited about them any ways.

I have just moved 2 more plants to the walk aurea (Grandma's Gdn) QLD, and Butter bomb that will be all most all the aurea types out there
such hard work trying to find places to put them and what to put together even more harder when there are so many beauties that you wanna keep close
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 16, 2012
10:15 PM

Post #9307631

Thanks Shaun. Do you class Clementine as "Aurea"? Colleen
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2012
10:30 PM

Post #9307635

Clementine is a x.cubensis which has all 3 species aurea, suaveolens & versicolor so with that i would say no.
However there is a strong influence of aurea in her and to many of us she would be put in to possibly a (double +) aurea category.
I how ever do not have her an i only look at her from afar hahah pretty as she may be
This is all my own opinion
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 16, 2012
10:36 PM

Post #9307636

Shaun, good girl or bad, Clementine is going to have a few dates with GHA as the weather warms.
She had better be nice to him as I want the two perfumes to combine ...mmmmmmmmm

Jean.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 16, 2012
10:58 PM

Post #9307641

No, Colleen...Clementine is not an Aurea, it's registered as a cubensis...
I am so glad that your buds are holding on...we are all looking forward to them.
I think that I would flick that Sang, I know you have had it for a while and tried hard to get it growing strongly but
I think there might be something wrong with it...
Love your DP&G...

Shaun, I have reassessed my need for those Aureas and I think that I will leave the ones similar to GHA to you and Jean...I don't have the space...but could I ask you for a cutting of DP&G...I have been very strong resisting your offers to send it, but it's so pretty and I see it all the time...so please, please..

Dianne

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 16, 2012
11:00 PM

Post #9307643

Shaun, I could send Clementine to you...I just read your post...I've been on the phone and it's taken me a while to finish my first post...
Dianne
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 18, 2012
12:37 AM

Post #9308578

First flower is just poking his head out. Tendrils sticking out and looks white at this stage. Should be able to see it within the next couple of days. A x S. Colleen

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 18, 2012
1:23 AM

Post #9308582

A big congrats Colleen, whatever colour it turns out to be...

Gena love your pics on BGI...
Dianne

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 18, 2012
1:31 AM

Post #9308584

I hope he's white but the shape of Sanguinea. Now that would be specky.. whoo hoo. Colleen
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2012
2:22 AM

Post #9308597

i have been looking around at all the cold groups that i have and noticed another one on its way to Y-ing
Dianne & Jean you will like this 1??????
(Rosa Lila x Sang) x Oro Verde) x Gelber Engle Pod2
Sown 05/01/2012
Germinat 20/01/2021
3" pot 01/02/2012
6" pot 05/03/2012
12" pot 20/6/2012
noticed Y 17/10/2012
I have 3 other of this cross 4 in total that are about the same hight 2-3 foot tall and they have not or are not showing signs of Y-ing
I happy

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lucas13
Victoria
Australia

October 18, 2012
2:38 AM

Post #9308600

I can't wait to see that open sang x arb flower Colleen! :)

lucas13

lucas13
Victoria
Australia

October 18, 2012
2:45 AM

Post #9308601

That sang x looks like it's going well too, Shaun.

Just spotted a Y on one of the vulsa seedlings, and the flavas are thriving.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 18, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9308646

hi everyone ...hubby is tucked up in bed, so much to catch up on

Loving all the coldie excitement, I hope the weather does not get too hot everywhere, it's crazy here-lurches from high heat to cold as per the old days.



I hope the things I sent out are doing well for everyone- still have something to go to Shaun and Gena, hopefully next week when life might start to get back to normal.

Gena are your pretty orange pictures Mango Cornet ? if they are,it is a named Brug.
I have requested a slot for Mango Cornet in the BGI Gallery and would love everyone to post your pretty pictures of it in there once it pops up. It may take a day or two, so just keep an eye out for it.

Congratulations to everyone with Coldie Buds and Y's ...well done ! :-) Looking forward to the Warm Brug displays too, if we are lucky enough to get them with the heat coming up so fast, might have to wait for Autumn if the temps stay in the upper 30's as forcast for this Summer. Oh well what can you do.

Go the bruggies !

chrissy

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 18, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9308999

Good morning ...here is the link to put your pretty Mango Cornet pictures into the BGI Gallery.

http://www.brugmansia.us/forums/index.php?/gallery/category/1072-mango-cornet/

Thanks very much ...the more pictures we have in the Gallery the better, it helps everyone in the Brug community.

Another hot day ahead, we must be gone by 7.30 so I just wanted to say enjoy your day and hopefully I will have enough energy left to get some gardening done after everything is attended to today.

Have fun ! :-) it's Friday !

chrissy

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 18, 2012
11:58 PM

Post #9309482

Hi and many thanks for the lovely photos ! :-)

Been very warm again. Must get out there before dark.
My winged beans are popping up ! first time for growing these.

chrissy
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2012
2:09 AM

Post #9309505

Its been a very lovely 27oC here in Croydon and a mild balmy evening
I was over the other garden to day and noticed that many of the plants are growing inches per day now so they could be like in the SKY very soon

Gena what a lovely lot of flowers you have put in the BGI photo album very nice indeed

Hope every one has has a great day and it looks like a gardeners weekend here again MMMM that's every weekend hahaha

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 19, 2012
4:27 PM

Post #9310005

Hi everyone only 32C today after 34C yesterday ...too hot ! (for me anyhow). The nurse has been, and it looks like Plastic Surgery may not be needed as hubby's finger is starting to close up all by itself, off to the plastic surgeon on Monday.

My garden is yelling at me but it is already too hot today, usually the nurse arrives very early 7-45 so you waste time inside until that is done. The 28 spotted ladybirds are having a great time ! so are the weeds !. I went out to water and that is it until late this arvo when it cools a little.

It is a bit tricky in this heat transitioning the seedlings out into the garden.
So many eager babies yelling for attention ...

I hope everyone is enjoying their garden.
Have a lovely day everyone.

chrissy

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 19, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9310144

:-( My Vulsa bud fell off...

Dianne.
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2012
9:47 PM

Post #9310229

Sorry to hear that Dianne there will be a few more coming along I'm sure
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 19, 2012
10:34 PM

Post #9310239

Yes Chrissy there are Mango Cornet and it is going to bloom again with Buck Fizz, Domain x Buck Fizz and Frilly Pink, Double White.
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 19, 2012
10:38 PM

Post #9310241

I got Filly Pink on E-bay so I hope goes true, The one Shane gave me past on.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 19, 2012
11:32 PM

Post #9310248

Awe sorry to hear you lost your bud Dianne, how hot is it where you are ? it was mid 30C's here today, so the coldies would have dropped dead. It's still only Spring but we have had hotter days than most of the last three Summer's temperatures. so far.

All I can suggest is heavy shade until late Autumn.

That's great Gena. I have never heard of Frilly Pink, do you mean Crinoline ?

chrissy

Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 19, 2012
11:52 PM

Post #9310260

I only no it as Frilly pink,( I checked on the label and that is what is on there, so hop it is a nice flower ) I just had another good look and Shaun White Ruff is in bud and Golden Lion, Red Hot Pink so good sent all round. Lovely

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 20, 2012
12:30 AM

Post #9310275

Here is Garden Express' latest catalogue...Frilly Dilly is being sold there, Clementine is being sold as Double Orange.
http://www.isubscribe.com.au/imags/view.cfm?id=90550&keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=500&width=970
Have a look at page 17...
boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 20, 2012
12:54 AM

Post #9310278

Dianne... the Garden Exprss catalogue lists Frilly Pink, not Frilly Dilly. Wayne has not released Frilly Dilly yet to my knowledge.
Allan..

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 20, 2012
12:56 AM

Post #9310279

I couldn't see Frilly Dilly, but I could see Frilly Pink hmmmmm. looks awfully familiar (under another name) though it it hard to tell as the picture is smallish.

Very interesting.

chrissy

ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 20, 2012
1:09 AM

Post #9310282

Hi all Frilly Pink is Munchausen isn't it? My little boy is getting bigger and bigger. Here's some pics. Tomorrow should be D-Day. Colleen

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 20, 2012
1:11 AM

Post #9310283

How's this for a beautiful boy? BB. Colleen

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
1:29 AM

Post #9310286

Well as long as they keep putting any name on them they are the loosers and it allows the breeder & collector to sell named plants if this is what they wish,, out of 7 plant varieties they only have 1 named one hahaha

Frilly pink i thought was EP but looking at there pic it dose look more like Munchausen

Colleen good luck with the coldie it is looking really great hot that it popps something interesting for you

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 20, 2012
1:40 AM

Post #9310287

Found this from the BGI data base.

*B. ‘Frilly Pink’ is an unestablished Australian synonym of B. ‘Ecuador Pink’.*

I suspect that the term Frilly Pink is more descriptive than correct in that catalogue.

Very nice pic Colleen, good luck with that bud, what are your temps like there ?

chrissy
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 20, 2012
2:00 AM

Post #9310288

We had 34C last week Chrissy and I've had the A/C going a few times like yesterday. It was quite warm and today has been lovely but with dark storm clouds and some great big drops of rain. We do need a big shower for a few hours to water everything. I have found one little minute bud on one I got from Hurstwood. It's pod #2. I know I should be shot, but I can't find his information he sent with it at the moment. I know it is here with all my other brug stuff so will just have to look a bit harder. Will let you know it's name as soon as I find it. Colleen
boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 20, 2012
2:16 AM

Post #9310292

When I moved from Glasshouse Mountains 18 months ago I gave a friend on the Sunshine Coast, a small seedling plant from my hybrid cross of Ecuador Pink X Great White. My friend grew the plant in a large pot and it bloomed for him earlier this year as a large white single. He was 'over the moon' with it and sent me a cutting in Autumn. Between the 2 of us we decided on the working name 'Migaloo'. It bloomed for me today for the first time and I can understand his excitement. The bloom is a large pure white with large twangers(I just love the description of the petal tips!). I smelled it in the early eveneing and the perfume is quite strong, wish I could describe it correctly but it has a definite hint of citrus.
I have included the 2 photos of the bloom taken today. What do you think??

Allan

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
2:41 AM

Post #9310293

Allan This bloom is very strong in its form the color very crisp and clean the calyx is also neat andthe petal tips are attractive
you and he should be quite pleased with the result of this cross working name 'Migaloo'

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 20, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #9310296

'Migaloo' is another beautiful elegant single white ...citrus scent is so luscious and always a winner, as specially in the warmer temps.
A moon garden lovely to be sure !

Congratulations Allan :-)

chrissy
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 20, 2012
4:03 AM

Post #9310305

Thank you all, lovely Allan.
picture of the 1. Frilly Pink buds. and 2. Aztec Gold buds 3. Mango Cornet.

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Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 20, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9310365

Seachanger wrote:Here is Garden Express' latest catalogue...Frilly Dilly is being sold there, Clementine is being sold as Double Orange.
http://www.isubscribe.com.au/imags/view.cfm?id=90550&keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=500&width=970
Have a look at page 17...


Sorry all, I meant Gena's Frilly Pink...not Wayne's Frilly Dilly...I don't know why I wrote Frilly Dilly...senility creeping up I suppose...

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 20, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9310381

Allan, what a great name...keeping up the marine theme, very clever.
A flush of single whites is as beautiful as any of the other colours and it looks as though 'Migaloo' is definitely going to be a keeper...
Well done to you and your friend...
I don't know 'Great White'...what's it's breeding?
http://migaloo.com.au/
For anyone who hasn't twigged on the name.

Gena, your garden looks lovely...

Colleen, you are about to make history in our little group...

Dianne


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boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 20, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9310652

Thanks everyone for the comments re Migaloo. I agree Dianne, nothing looks better than a 'sea' of white brugs blooms. Just have to grow this one into a large bush to get this effect now. The Great White(Migaloo's pollen doner) is a nice double white brug which I grew from OS seed (Mariner's Pride X Double Peach) and is another one lost on a temporary basis in the move from Glasshouse. I was so lucky to be able to pass on some of my better brugs to my friend to grow on for me until I was settled in a new house.

Storms predicted for Brisbane today. Hope they arrive and bring some much needed rain(but without wind and hail)

I cannot grow the cold group of brugs where I live but also eagerly wait for you southerers to show some of these blooms.

Allan

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 20, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9310773

It's so wonderful to see the new seedlings starting up,
for those of you wanting to submit your precious seedling pics (good bad or ugly- the results are important to everyone) here is the link.

http://www.brugmansia.us/hybridizing/index.html?do=add&category=19

The nurse has been, so I am off to do some outside work before it gets too hot or more visitors arrive.

Enjoy your day everyone ! :-)

chrissy

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 21, 2012
12:32 AM

Post #9310988

Really strong winds today and my LBG x Bergfeuer "Autumn Sunrise" split down the stem, so I've had to chop about 3ft and 3 branches off...darn...it was beginning to Y too... my fault though, I should have chopped it before this as it was very lopsided...

Allan, didn't that cross produce another double as well as Great White?

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 21, 2012
1:41 AM

Post #9311000

I'm here nearly. Arborea X Sanguinea. Colleen

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
2:31 AM

Post #9311011

Colleen tha's a very neat bloom sorry that it dose not have color for you but if you crossed it back with one of the other crosses you surely will get color!
dose it have a fragrance?????

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 21, 2012
2:36 AM

Post #9311013

So sorry you had your pretty Brug torn Dianne, never mind it will come along better than ever quite quickly, it is a very pretty thing.

Colleen what a lovely starry Brug you have there, it looks a lot like my Arborea, does it smell delicious ?
Here is a pic to compare it to. Congratulations on your pretty little bloom.


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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 21, 2012
3:05 AM

Post #9311017

Shaun I haven't any cold brugs to cross it with at the moment but I will have down the track, fingers crossed. Yes Chrissy it does look like it's Mumma and what a perfume!!!!! absolutely over powering. Colleen
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 21, 2012
1:22 PM

Post #9311392

Dianne, sorry that your brug was broken. We had no wind up here .
Colleen, very pretty baby there.
I am off to open the Tea Room , then go check on all the brugs. I wish my seed pods would ripen. Maybe a bit more warm weather needed.

Jean.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 21, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9311423

Congrats on that baby, Colleen it's lovely...
Could you tell me if it is the same size as it's mumma?
We should be able to help you with different pollens next year.

Yes, it's frustrating Jean isn't it...the pods just hang there...full of promise and just teasing us.

Dianne
boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 21, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9311427

Dianne.. No, only one seedling(Great White) from the cross Mariner's Pride X Double Peach.

Darn.. missed the rain again! Looks like a dry Summer for us this year.
Allan
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 21, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9311616

Just been out enjoying the sun.
I had to laugh at my golden boys. The two GHA's are having a race to see how tall they can get.
They have both stopped flowering and are zooming upwards .
The larger of the two must be at least 12 foot high ( well , it looks like that from down here on the ground) and still going. They usually send out lots of Ys and flowers ,but this time its a race to the clouds.
No sign of Ys now and I hope they decide its a draw before they end up like Jacks beanstalk.
If I hear a giant coming down , look out...lol

Going to be huge canopies when they start Ying again.
I love 'em both though.

Jean.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 21, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9311838

Ivoire will beat them Jean, he has long legs...lol
Even the thought of pruning him, sends a shudder thru Ray...he can just grow to his heart's content and shelter the others growing around him...I can't think of him in feminine terms, he's just too big...
If he was female he'd be a Russian lady weightlifter...

Sorry that you aren't getting any rain, Allan, we've had 2 good years after a long drought in Victoria...so we know what it's going to be like for you if it doesn't rain soon...how are the dams up there?

It's such a great time of year in Brugmansia growing isn't it...seeds popping up, new cvs on the horizon, pods ripening sooner or later..lol
,...oooh I can't wait.
Dianne.

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9311839

I think that every one should get there pens and labels out and re-mark there names or do a scratch plan of your garden and make it on there where & what plants you have
i have been out side all day fertilizing and re labelling all my 3"pot many labels have started to fade so im now using 2 ID markers 1: LQD paper on the pots 2: Brother P-touch labeller with an abbreviated code eg: (Bergfeuer x.Super Spot) x.(White Double x. Double Dark Rosetta) = BSSxWDDDR 2/12
this is making it easier to read the tags and i dont have to do a dance with a pen on a 3"x1cm label that i can only get 1/2 the plant cross on

I have a bloom on my Maya it is the first flower that i have had so waiting patiently for her to pop and show me what she is made of

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 21, 2012
9:20 PM

Post #9311841

You will like her Shaun, she's a very reliable, pretty flower and her leaves are a bonus.

I'm trying the bubbler method on my branches that I had to chop the other day...has anyone else tried it?
I've never tried to grow large cuttings before so I thought that it would be fun to try...
I used to have a very large fish tank and still had the air pump...

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9311844

1: Maya 1st flower for me of this variety Woho
2: Axelrose
3: Betty Marshal(seedling) x.Rosalla with no beans
4:Betty Marshal(seedling) x.Rosalla with beans
they are both doing well but i think that the one with the beans is lacking behind the one with out it for some reason, I am giving them both the same treatment so there should not be any real difference other then the beans and what they can do for the soil

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 22, 2012
12:51 AM

Post #9311881

Dianne, from memory I did think that this flower was smaller, maybe not shorter, but smaller, but that might just be a first flower and the others will open larger and have a larger neck. Colleen
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 22, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9312679

I found the names for Alan's cold brugs. [thank goodness] I knew they were here with my brug stuff but couldn't see them. Ah well it all ends well. Pod2# which has a bud is Rosa Lila X Mystic Ice and the Pod1# is Mobisu X Hurstwood Bryony. Hope I have some luck. Colleen

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 22, 2012
10:35 PM

Post #9312771

Nice colours in there, Colleen...I'm sure that you will grow a beauty...
The Sphaeros seem to be growing faster than ever now...they seem to have acclimatised and they know it's Spring, they will all need repotting soon...especially those Vulsas.
Alistair is having success with his by the looks of it...he has posted some pretty ones of late...

Dianne

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9314282

Good morning everyone, I hope you all are not expecting the 36C with high winds, that we expect our way today. A bit scary.
i hate to think what it would mean to cool climate Brugs (and it isn't Summer yet !). Good luck everyone with your coldies, looks like a hot Summer ahead, unlike the past few.

It is still hard going out there in my Brug garden, the poor things are putting out the new leaves and because the day temps are way up it is like mid Summer heat, not a great thing.
I did find these opened over night, quite pale but cute, these are Wayne's Brugs, PP x ? I can't get up close.
1)2) 3)
Winged beans popping up ...amazing considering the cool nights (must be the heat of the day that does it). 4)

Jungle in the early morning sun ...as you can see the tall sticks are just starting up in that area, it got some frosts over Winter but is slowly recovering. So late this year ... 5)
I worry about the babies in this kind of heat, but what can you do ? I have to work today (am working most of the time now as hubby can't do much at the moment, but his wound is healing thank goodness.
I hope everyone has a lovely bruggy day in the garden.

chrissy :-)


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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 24, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9314451

We are getting the high winds, Chrissy...it's blowing a gale, started out very warm and now it's cold...
I like the look of those little beans...and the PP x's are pretty with the bougainvillea back drop.

One of my PP fasc pods is either ripening or rotting due to snail damage...I'll cut it off when this wind dies down...it has to be separated from it's twin so I don't want them bobbing around while I separate them...

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boolarong204
Brisbane
Australia

October 24, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9314555

This is a photo of Wayne's 'Frilly Dilly' taken a few days back befire the winds came and shredded it. Very nice bloom, white with a little green veining. The bloom is not as large as I was expecting but it has a very long green calyx. Very nice perfume. Has many more flower buds forming on the small plant so should be a good bloomer.

Dianne, Brisbane is experiencing one of the driest Springs in many years but the dams are still good(96% full) because of the very good rain in the first half of the year.
Looks like you will have plenty of seeds soon with one of the twin PP pods ripening.
I have several seedling plants of MC X PP and a couple of the Fernando X PP. My germination rate of the Fernando X PP was very low(only about 20% success rate) but have a few more seeds left to sow another batch.

Allan

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 24, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9314664

Thank goodness, your dams have plenty of water, Allan...bucketing water is back breaking...
My seeds from you, have only been in a week so I have a while yet and with this uneven weather it might be even longer...
Frilly Dilly is a very nice result of your cross of Fernando, I like the dainty whites as well as the big ones like my Topsy.

I have put a long cutting that wouldn't put out any roots, into the bubbler, so now I have 5 pieces in there...
I didn't put anything else into the water...I see that a few people on the BGI thread are going to try it too, I wouldn't have done if I had to buy an aerator, but I see that they can buy one for only $10...
I know that it's not really necessary as our cuttings grow pretty easily, but If it helps with larger cuttings then I will use it again.

Still can't separate the twins, it's far too windy.

Dianne.



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WayneCarter
NW Sydney NSW
Australia

October 24, 2012
10:29 PM

Post #9314696

Thank you Allan.
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 25, 2012
4:49 AM

Post #9314792

1 Aztec Gold 2 Mango Cornet 3 others

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 25, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9315355

What a pretty shape Allan ! :-) Congratulations to both you and Wayne.

Love your Brug garden Gena !

Good luck with your seeds Dianne ...this heat ripened two of my pods overnight (or cooked them).

It's a bit of a horror story out there with the 28spotted Ladybirds- not having had the time to squish the plants I can reach as well as the taller ones I can't reach, but I did notice the friendly Ladybirds are here now, so hopefully they will clean a few up.

One of these pods is a Maya x ?
The other is Fifi x ?
The seeds are quite large and healthy looking (funny because I almost wished they were not present).
Of course I feel compelled to try the Maya even though I know there will be Albinos.

Some of my seedlings from overseas are throwing Albinos (interesting).
I hope everyone enjoys their day, thank goodness it is 10C cooler today and overcast, so we have some relief 26C is too hot too for me but a so much better than 36C.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 25, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9315363

Oopsy I accidentally posted a picture twice here is the one I meant to post ...Maya x ?

I see that the blooms on wayne's PP x ? cross are still thick strong and a darker colour, the petal tips remain upright, it is waxy and a very nice little trumpet, I must try and get a pic later, my battery went flat because it is quite dark out there.

chrissy

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 25, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9315430

Nothing much going on here. The weather is cold again. The brugs are getting used to it I think. Goodness knows what they will do if we get along hot summer.
Probably all want to come inside...lol

My pods are still not ready even though they are large.
Its been a long time so I hope they hurry up and do something.

Even GHA is bare of flowers at the moment.
He's still trying to reach the clouds , but will soon start putting out lots of buds.
I have buds coming all over BB and Ivoire is still a little shy about showing a leg in this cold weather.
I think shes a bit scared the wind will blow her skirt up...lol

I have all my teenagers around under the ash tree so they can be easily watered and have lots of shelter.
The sangs are still growing and the largest one still in the shadehouse is now touching the roof.
I think he will have to come outside.

I thought I may see a bud or two on the sangs with Ys but nothing as yet.

My latest lot of seeds planted are now popping heads up.
The few I grew through winter are sturdy little things with a thicker little trunk than usual.
Must be their reaction to the cold. .

Lots of nice looking seeds Chrissy. I hope you get something pretty from them.

Better get myself out and check around the garden to see whats going on.
Jean.
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 26, 2012
1:56 AM

Post #9315675

Here is a picture of Golden Lion ( which a friend gave me ) I just watered and took the pic so more colour to come ( tomorrow )

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 26, 2012
2:44 AM

Post #9315682

Hi Gena ...I have asked for a place in the BGI Gallery for Golden Lion, it may take a day or two but it would be lovely if you could post it in there for us :-) I will let you know and give you a link when the frame pops up. It is a registered Brugmansia.
http://www.brugmansia.us/cultivars/cultivars.html/_/915
Did you see the place for Mango cornet yet ? Pictures can go in there as well.

Good luck with the pods yet to ripen Jean ...can't wait to see your blooms whenever the weather allows.

chrissy
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2012
3:43 AM

Post #9315699

Chrissy those seeds looks like they will have some amazing plants in them in the future
looks like many seed per pods what are you ever going to do with them hahahah

Gena what a lovely Brug Sanctuary you have up there love that Statues you have also

i have just had for the first time MAYA bloom she is a smaller type bloom i was expecting a little larger and wider mouth for some reason
I have now had all my seedlings out of the hot houses for the last 3 days to harden off in this cold wet weather but they seem to be doing well even with the rain.

i have Dr Seuss 1 bloom also its looking like the 1 armed bandit of brugs for me at the moment
Pic 1,2 Maya
Pic 3 De Seuss
Pic 4,5 sanguinea Mt Dandy look how close to the grond the bud is well it is on the ground but its got like about 10 buds on this plant so i will be pollinating it with what ever i can, I do have some sanguinea Midas pollen in the fridge, i think i have arborea also so ill try them and see what may come of that but i also have the Vulsa 'Zunac' crosses and the one from the experiment from BGI from Mike in the US

Hope the weather is not to cold for all of you guys
Allan your having a bad spell with the weather but im sure it will come good soon. BTW great so see your crosses hit the BGI seed bank also
Looks like Australia are really helping out the Community

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 26, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9315727

Here you go Gena ...Al has put it in.

http://www.brugmansia.us/forums/index.php?/gallery/category/1074-golden-lion/

A place all ready for you ! We would love to see some pics of Golden lion in there, many thanks. :-)

That Pic of Dr S is a stunner Shaun please pop that into the Gallery, it's a great close up.
By the way that Ochre from up North is Dr S IMO or something very similar ...it isn't Ochre.
The Maya blooms turn a lovely Apricot colour after a couple of days when the temps are right.
Of course it is the same bloom as Axelrose, I like them very much.Pale in difficult temps.
good luck with your coldies.

chrissy

SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2012
5:11 AM

Post #9315741

Thanks chrissy the Ochre is not Dr Seuss from up north he has
Dr seuss as Golden Cornet which is wrong but still ill be looking for it from some one else i do have a contact for it the person is from Gardening Australia so i shall give her a call soon so she can come an check out my garden and blooms of Brugs i meet her @ Alistairs BOOK launch back in May

I think that there will be a lot more Australian plants in the Gallery in the next year or so im 100% sure of that as we are growing by the BUCKET load and should have some amazing crosses come throw
GO GENA

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 26, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9315767

Golden Lion is from that place up North Shaun so we don't know what that is either, but I don't think it's one we already have under another name, but who knows. Yes you are right I am tired and forgot to check, yes Dr S that is the one he has as GK. I recall the one he has as Ochre is not correct though, pretty sure Alistair said it wasn't but I had better go to bed vefore I make any other nanna moments :)
yes go Gena ! and everyone, hope you are all ok up North it looks awfully dry and hot. take care .

nightie night all.

chrissy

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 26, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9315801

Came back to say thanks Gena :-) looks great !

chrissy

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 26, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9316414

Here we are this morning ...still quiet out there in the Brug Garden, except for the munchers !
These lovely blooms of PPx ? (Wayne Carter) have been knocked around by the 36C wind then the dramatic drop in temps, not to mention the munchers found the one on the right. Very pretty tone to the eye lovely waxy texture. Nice floral fragrance.

Then there is poor Axelrose head right up past the clothes line in the cottage garden area, it copped the full on burn the day before yesterday but amazingly is in reasonable if somewhat damaged bloom.I like it more than Maya. The green on green is very 70's Paisley to my eye. Impressed by the way it handled that heat coming straight out of cold temps.The blooms turn a lovely deep apricot peach in the Autumn.It is almost always in bloom.

Last but never least is the lovely (and somewhat cheeky) Ivoire :-) (complete with muncher).

Have a fun day everyone !

chrissy

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Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 26, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9316451

Thank you all for that, I just put 2 more picture of Golden Lion with more colour a day older, and a picture of Mango Cornet.
Gena
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 26, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9316456

Here they are. 1 same bloom Golden Lion ( 1 day more )
2 same
3 Mango Cornet

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 26, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9316510

Had to spend a night away from home, so didn't post the PPfasc, X RFP seeds...remember RFP is Frosty Pink but it is one from Colleen's area..
I imagine that most have seen them on BGI anyway...

I was very pleased that the seed cases contained nice, plump little seeds and they have been drying nicely in the 24 hrs since I saw them last...
I think that they will dry pretty quickly because there wasn't any of that gelatinous substance that has been in most of my pods...I must look up the correct terminology for that...

I'll send these seeds to anyone in our group who would like to try them...the other pod can go to BGI and a few BGI members who have expressed interest early in the saga.
The PPfasc x Bruce's Pink isn't showing any signs of ripening yet...so if your preference is for that cross, then just let me know...

I know that everyone is weighed down with OS seeds at the minute, so if you can't manage anymore, that's fine.
Allan,Jean I will send yours asap...I'll start mine off tomorrow...
The pic is of the seeds today and the remaining twin...the pod sticking out on the side is one of the PPfasc x BP twins, I can't see it's sibling in the pic...the brown patch on the remaining twin is sunburn, not a sign of ripening... :-(
Dianne

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 26, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9316521

Gena lovely Pictures :-) which one do you like best out of Mango Cornet and Golden Lion ? just curious.

Dianne could you put me down for the second cross please, do you want any of mine in exchange ? I don't have Bruce's Pink, would you like to swap something for a piece of that one ? it's ok if you haven't enough to spare, perhaps someone else may have it. Happy to swap something for it.
Good luck with the second pod and Congratulations on the first pod. I hope it is full of pretty babies.

chrissy

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 27, 2012
12:18 AM

Post #9316653

No probs Chrissy, I will send along the cuttings next week...and I will save the seeds for you and send as soon as they are ready...thank you for the offer of a swap, but I am trying not to acquire any more cvs unless I grow them...Did I say that?...I must be nuts...
I am going to grow out as many of the PP x's as I can...so my spare spaces will be full of PP babies...
I wouldn't have asked Shaun for DP&G, but the pics everyone posted of it drove me to temptation...

Nice pics again Gena...Golden Lion is very nice...
Ivoire will be a lot larger now the sun is shining up there, Chrissy
Jean, tell your Ivoire that Chrissy's will be bigger and out it will come...
Dianne.
SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2012
2:24 AM

Post #9316682

Chrissy those plants including Axelrose look great he is doing great guns for you, i am now noticing the variegate on him also now that there is more light out there i could see a bit but not a lot till the other day very nice indeed

Gena love the Pics of those Lion's & M Cornet and it's starting to look a little like the Australia pic Gallery over at BGI Keep posting there Guys we have a lot of Varieties and there are still many slots that have not been placed some of your ones chrissy or have they not been registered and they are only working names????????

Dianne i am so glade that every one has DP'n'G and it will be a great addition to your Gene pool weather you use it or not she is just a Beauties!!!!!

the seed and the pods have done you well im sure and i see there is going to be an influx of Australia seed to the seed bank this year CONGRATS to all

Allan has already sent seed over to the BGI seed Bank and im sure that they will lap the lot up.
I may have to send the Autumn seed over to them also so that i don't have a fridge full of 2-3-4 year old seed if some one can use them well why not

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9317203

Dianne that is very generous thankyou :-) yes, it will be so exciting watching everyone's new babies in the coming months.

Yes Shaun it is lovely to see the Australian pics and seeds OS.
Take a big bow all of you.

Special thanks to Gena, we love to see unseen Brugs pics posted both here and in the BGI Galleries. It helps us all.



I have visitors coming, so I just wanted to say thankyou again and enjoy your Sunday, fairly cool so far here ...with a lovely temperate day ahead.

chrissy
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 27, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9317238

I do like them both, Mango Cornet is the bigger bloom, that is hard to choose, for each bloom is nice in all of them.
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 27, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9317272

Here is a picture of Frilly Pink in flower and others.
1 Frilly Pink
2 Frilly Pink
3 Double White
4 Double White
5 Double White ( not clear )

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Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 27, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9317294

This one got on E-bay as Grand Marnier ( ha ha ha ) and I have seeds drying if any one would like some D-Mail me More seed to come, ( better crosses,All with Buck Fizz, parent pod Buck Fizz )
1 Grand Marnier ( NOT )
2 seeds ( Buck Fizz x Apricot unnamed ) Buck Fizz pod holder.

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SolMan
Croydon
Australia
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9317304

Gena what lovely blooms there live them all your beating us to the post with blooms as we are going to have a late spring with this weather

That plant you got as 'Grand Marnier' looks more like 'Frosty Pink' but wait for others to be sure

Your frilly pink is interesting it looks like it could have a bit of insignis about it but Alistair will know better so if he comes in for a visit it would be good to get his advice on this one
Gena1234
Cairns
Australia

October 27, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9317308

I forgot Red Hot Pink flower again. ( thank you Shaun ) the status below is mother and child .

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ctmorris
barmera
Australia

October 27, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9317507

Hi everyone. The second seedling of Arborea X Sanguinea has opened now. Still white and looks like his Mum Arborea but a lot smaller bloom this time. Here's some pics. Colleen

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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 27, 2012
9:12 PM

Post #9317519

I love it...tiny blooms and all.

Dianne.
Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2012
9:19 PM

Post #9317523

Beautiful pictures everyone! Love them!

Jeanne

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 28, 2012
12:20 AM

Post #9317555

Hi Jeanne, it's nice to hear from you.

These are some of my hopefuls for this year...along the path in front of the bridge...
With a bit of luck, some of them will flower, I wonder if there is a good one in there...

One that I'm waiting for is a Tantra X of Alistairs, I liked it when he posted a pic up a couple of years ago and he kindly sent me a cutting...it was so slow to grow, as he said it would be, but I was determined to see it in flower...this year it is growing like a normal aurea, big strong growth...it's growing in the ground underneath Ivoire, maybe it likes Ivoire's company because in the pot and in it's last position in the ground it didn't move..

The PP fasc. seeds have been planted and so it's settle back now for a 2 yr wait probably...I don't care, it's been very enjoyable getting to this stage...
Dianne



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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 28, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9317930

Hi everyone (Warm hugs to our dear friend Jeanne).
Jeanne ... and all of our friends over in the danger zones, we are thinking of you and praying for your safety.

I am up early to get hubby ready for the Specialist, after today no more appointments until January (at least I hope) when he is scheduled for an MRI (and further memory checking etc).

What lovely pictures !
Dianne could you please start the next thread with your garden pic ? isn't it exciting to have all of those Brugs about to bloom. mine are so far behind this year, I will need my fix watching everyone else for a while,- gosh I hope sooner than Autumn. The weather has been quite cruel for Brugs and have you seen the price of tomatoes ? I live in tomato Country and there just aren't any ready locally.
I hope you all have a great day despite it being a Monday.

chrissy
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 28, 2012
2:03 PM

Post #9318184

Dianne, your child is finally open. She is so dainty at the moment. After all the plant is only around 18"tall. Two buds are open and I will get better pics later. This was taken last night so excuse the dullness.
No perfume to speak of yet. Once the sun opens her fully I will stick my nose in tonight.

Jean.

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Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9318191

Thanks! I love all of the gorgeous flowers! They are just stunning!

I've had some health issues, you can see them under the prayer request.

Jeanne

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

October 28, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9318561

She is no GHA in the perfume dept, Jean...but when she warms up it's a pleasant aurea scent.



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