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Hi I'm in Sutton Coldfield English west widlands,eucomis various types all flowering really well for about a month now,also nerine bowdenii and Alba in good bl
Hello, I've some Eucrosia mirabilis seedlings, but a very few, so I wish I could swap some of them for another bulbous species, but I won't sell them. Let me k
Colchicum cilicicum blooming and more on new blog post by Jane McGary at Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:55:17 PDT
On 10/5/2015 8:28 PM, Travis O wrote: > The book 'Flowers for Northern Gardens' by Leon C. Snyder wrote that C. 'Lilac Wonder' is a hybrid of C. autumnale an
Colchicum cilicicum blooming and more on new blog post by Travis O at Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:28:01 PDT
Thank you Jane, very informative! I'll add these bits: The Plant List (via Kew) lists C. giganteum and bornmuelleri as synonyms of C. speciosum.  The Pla
What's going on in the bulb world... by David Pilling at Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:56:20 PDT
Hi, On 05/10/15 22:44, Brian Whyer wrote: >> My first amaryllis opened today, there will be many more, I've got 7 >> stems this year. No nerine bowdenii yet,
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