Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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Toole
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Thanks Trond and Cohan.

Parts of the garden are still a work in progress --I still need to reduce the number of bulbs especially ,in some of the front beds and plant a few smaller shrubs to hopefully provide more definition.

As an aside our local Alpine Garden Group were treated to a magnificent presentation from Cliff Booker ,(UK) last night .I understand Cliff  in 2010 completed a NARGS Speaker Tour program of the Eastern Chapters.

Cliff and his wife Sue are just into a ten-venue lecture tour based at various locations through out the South Island.It was wonderful to see amongst others ,Anne and Joe Spiegel's stunning NY State garden on the big screen.

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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You are lucky! Don't think I'll have the chance to hear neither Cliff nor any other of the forum here in Norway!

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

cohan
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Sounds like  a fun event :)  I guess Calgary (2.5hrs away) has some good events, but I've yet to be able to attend anything...lol

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

IMYoung
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Hoy wrote:

You are lucky! Don't think I'll have the chance to hear neither Cliff nor any other of the forum here in Norway!

I wouldn't be so sure, Trond - Ian Young has spoken several times in Norway and others have too -  I wouldn't be surprised if Cliff turned up sometime, either!

 

Usually all it takes is a group to issue an invitation.  SRGC has done that for Cliff in the Spring in Scotland and in the past we invited Dave Toole over here too.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Fermi
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Making a lovely display is this double flowered Philadelphus - possibly 'Natchez'

double Philadelphusdouble Philadelphus

and in the vegie garden this seedling appears to be a cross between a purple artichoke and  a cardoon!

purple cardoon

and in the rock garden an intermingling of a native Pimelea and hybrid Armeria

pimela and thrift

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

cohan
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Always amazing how adaptable some plants can be- that you and I can both grow Philadelphus and Armeria, for example!

I like that rock garden area- the rocks- in particular the long/tall ones- are unlike anything commonly seen here, and the vertical placement enhances that exoticness.

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

Fermi
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That arrangement of rocks was by my partner and it's called "Phallacy"!

In the cooler front garden bed we have a couple of clematis which have grown into each other; the pale one is 'Hagley Hybrid' and the dark one is 'Gypsy Queen'

clematis

In a sunnier part, we had a standard rose 'The Pilgrim' on each side of a gate. When one died the understock took over and we now have a bower!

rose bowerRosa 'The Pilgrim'understock -?Rosa multiflora?

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

cohan
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Nice colour combination on the Clematis. The roses are nice too, especially the single, though the subtle colour on the other is very nice too. I'd just be happy to have any rose that's not pink..lol My mom/aunt planted several here years ago, and all are pink, plus the native acicularis grows all over the property- also pink...lol

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

Booker
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Just returned to the UK from our wonderful lecture tour of South Island, where we criss-crossed this magnificent country, stayed with some amazing people (Dave and Hilda included ... many thanks folks), visited some superb gardens and saw some incredible alpine species growing in truly spectacular settings.

A series of images of the Mount Cook lily; Ranunculus lyallii taken near the Homer Tunnel, South Island, New Zealand in November 2013.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Toole
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We enjoyed hosting you and Sue overnight Cliff earlier at the beginning of the month.Thought your presentation and pics were stunning and I'm so pleased you managed to 'bag' a few Ranunculus while over here.

I'm still yet to photograph R.crithmifolius flowering in the wild so you are one up on me Bud .winklaugh

I'm sure you will enjoy Scotland next year ...The Scots are in for a treat..yes

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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