Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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WimB
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Some Eranthis are flowering here now:

Eranthis hyemalis
Eranthis hyemalis 'Schwefelglanz'
Eranthis hyemalis 'Grünling'
Eranthis hyemalis 'Schlyters Orange'
and Eranthis x tubergenii 'Guinea Gold'

Wim Boens
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Always nice to see these "sunny" flowers bloom. I have tried winter aconite in my garden several times but they disappear after a year or two - I suspect slugs. Have some in my garden now planted last fall. Hope they'll survive some years!
I had some of the whiteflowered E pinnatifida for several years but they started dwindling when we had a couple of very dry springs - I grew them at a somewhat dry place too to avoid the slugs :'(

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Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Hoy wrote:

Always nice to see these "sunny" flowers bloom. I have tried winter aconite in my garden several times but they disappear after a year or two - I suspect slugs. Have some in my garden now planted last fall. Hope they'll survive some years!
I had some of the whiteflowered E pinnatifida for several years but they started dwindling when we had a couple of very dry springs - I grew them at a somewhat dry place too to avoid the slugs :'(

I really love these plants, Trond. They bring very early color and over here they are quite easy and perfectly hardy. I've never had a slug or snail eating these plants and I have a lot in the garden (slugs and snails, I mean). Maybe Belgian slugs don't like Eranthis  :rolleyes:
E. pinnatifida can only stand dry weather after it has lost it's leaves, indeed!

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Michael, is the Romulea in the open garden or greenhouse?
Wim, like the Eranthis :) I've sown seed of a couple, hope they show up this year :) Is  'Schwefelglanz' a different colour as it appears?

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cohan wrote:

Is  'Schwefelglanz' a different colour as it appears?

Cohan, over here 'Schwefelglanz' appears in the colour as you see on the picture, but it turns whiter as it ages!

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Thanks, Wim- nice one, then!

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Michael, is the Romulea in the open garden or greenhouse?

The bulbocodium are outside although I keep a few in a pot as well, all the others are in pots in the greenhouse. Had a lot of them outside but they were getting weedy and popping up everywhere so I keep them in pots for control. Difficult to weed out when they get into good soil.

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This is the earliest flowering Chionodixa (now moved to Scilla) luciliae Valentine's Day. Only a week late!

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Nice one, Palustris :)

Michael- I guess that pot full of Romulea  looks like it could be a pretty eager plant in the right conditions, so I see why you might need to keep in under wraps!

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Michael wrote:

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Michael, is the Romulea in the open garden or greenhouse?

The bulbocodium are outside although I keep a few in a pot as well, all the others are in pots in the greenhouse. Had a lot of them outside but they were getting weedy and popping up everywhere so I keep them in pots for control. Difficult to weed out when they get into good soil.

Weedy? Do they spread by seed or offsets? If you get too many, don't use the bin ;)

Trond
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