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14th February 2006

Hepatica nobilis 'Picos Strain Pale Blue' .
The 'Picos Strain' has marvellous mottled foliage. I have a few selected for their flower colour, the first of them to open this year has been this pale blue. Down in the poly tunnel, last years seed is just starting to germinate. Until last week it was under the bench in the greenhouse but I decided it would need more light once it germinated - looks like I was just in time. Hepatica seed has to be sown the moment it is ripe - it loses viability very rapidly if dried out.

14th February 2006

Asarum marmoratum NNS 00-78 arrived bare root in the post, already in flower, so I take no credit for flowering it. It is slightly bruised, and I have now cut it off to give the plant a chance to establish. Last years seed from a number of species has started to germinate in the last few days. I have never grown them from seed before, so don't know what to expect. There is a chance of some hybrids among the seed - I went fairly wild with a paintbrush to be certain of getting some viable seed.

14th February 2006

Hepatica 'Hakurin' .
The astonishing cultivars of Hepatica developed in Japan are just becoming available in the west. 'Hakurin' has been developing for three weeks now, but has waited for some warmer weather to open fully.

14th February 2006

Hepatica 'Shikoryuu' is a very recent acquisition. This is its first flower and is quite small. It has petaloid stamens, which are not well developed in this flower, the plant needs more time to establish in its pot.

Acorus Alocasia Anemone Arisaema Arum Asarum Aspidistra Begonia Bromeliads Camellia
Carnivorous Cautleya Chirita Chlorophytum Clivia Colocasia Crocosmia Dionaea Drosera Epimedium
Eucomis Fuchsia Galanthus Hedychium Helleborus Hemerocallis Hepatica Hosta Impatiens Iris
Liriope Ophiopogon Pinguicula Polygonatum Ranunculus ficaria Rhodohypoxis Rohdea Roscoea Sansevieria Sarracenia
Scilla Sempervivum Tricyrtis Tulbaghia Utricularia Viola odorata Watsonia

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