Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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Hoy
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Jandals wrote:

Funny you should mention that Cohan . Just sitting here having the morning cuppa and thinking "Yep , it's spring now , the weather is turning nasty " . Usually this weather deterioration coincides with lambing ( which it has done ) . Going down to Dave's on a pilgrimmage run in a couple of weeks with my parents to see his very cool garden

Could I join you :D  Well, it's too long a travel :(    Here the weather is very autumn-ish at the moment - rain and westerly winds.But the temp isn't bad though, I still wear jandals ;D
I don't think Anemone pavonina would do a good figure in  my garden - too wet for it's liking I presume - but maybe the Gagea would?

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

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So if your are going down to Dave's, you are then farther north- does that generally mean warmer? or is that direction offset by other factors?
We are mixing summery and near fall weather, but nights are getting chilly, and we are already seeing a hint of the fall windy weather..
I'm hoping to plant some spring bulbs if I find anything decent locally, but other than that, they will be many months away!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Howey wrote:

Mmm..  Really nice, Dave.  Both are "must tries".  Fran

Frances Howey
London, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5b

Thanks Fran.

Hoy wrote:

Jandals wrote:

Funny you should mention that Cohan . Just sitting here having the morning cuppa and thinking "Yep , it's spring now , the weather is turning nasty " . Usually this weather deterioration coincides with lambing ( which it has done ) . Going down to Dave's on a pilgrimmage run in a couple of weeks with my parents to see his very cool garden

Could I join you :D   Well, it's too long a travel :(    Here the weather is very autumn-ish at the moment - rain and westerly winds.But the temp isn't bad though, I still wear jandals ;D
I don't think Anemone pavonina would do a good figure in  my garden - too wet for it's liking I presume - but maybe the Gagea would?

You'd be most welcome to visit Trond ....I'll have the kettle boiling  ;)
The Gagea only survives in a pot for me whereas i have different coloured forms of Anemone pavonina in various places in the garden.

cohan wrote:

So if your are going down to Dave's, you are then farther north- does that generally mean warmer? or is that direction offset by other factors?
We are mixing summery and near fall weather, but nights are getting chilly, and we are already seeing a hint of the fall windy weather..
I'm hoping to plant some spring bulbs if I find anything decent locally, but other than that, they will be many months away!

I'm about 90 mins travel souwest along the coast from Steve --he will be a bit drier and sunnier ,maybe just as windy  :-\ .....

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Romulea columnae subsp. grandiscapa ,(syn.Romulea hartungii ),from the Canary Islands .

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Toole wrote:

You'd be most welcome to visit Trond ....I'll have the kettle boiling  ;)
The Gagea only survives in a pot for me whereas i have different coloured forms of Anemone pavonina in various places in the garden.

Cheers Dave.

Thanks Dave ;D I'll tell you in advance but it won't be too soon ;)

Maybe I should try some of those anemones though! I do grow Gagea lutea in my garden but it is prone to slug damage :-\

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

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Eastern European sources of bulbs:
In the NE USA, I've had problems with UK bulbs not thriving, some likely not suitable for climate, next season I plan to buy some from E Europe.

Lithuania:

Augis Bulbs -- http://www.augisbulbs.com

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden -- http://www.litbulbgarden.com

Latvia:

Rare Bulb Nursery Latvia (Ruksans &  Popova)  -- http://rarebulbs.lv/index.php/en/
-- interesting, low "drone" filming of nursery -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJBgewSSRI

Those in the USA should be reminded to look at Odyssey Bulbs -- http://www.odysseybulbs.com.
 

Charles Swanson, New England USA

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

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