Howdy Bill et al, >it's getting exciting here at my place. >My Lachenalias are showing first signs of blooms. This is always a nice time >of the year although it is cold here. I have L. pendula in full flower here in one part of my garden. I think there are buds on three other varieties as well (all L. aloides varieties from memory). >Also I've got some nice little seedlings from last years seed planting's >coming on but I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for flowers from them. I have a bunch of seedlings coming up from this years sowings as well as last years coming back. Always exciting to see things come back each year. Looking forward to more of my Third Year Fritillaria seedlings reappearing as well. No idea how I am going to repot them as they were sown into a polystyrene box with other genus in rows, making it difficult to get them out without disturbing the surrounding neighbours. I might have to bite the bullet and lift them out when growing so that I have more to hold onto <grin>. They were the first bulb seeds I ever sowed and I never did them that way again. All in their own pots now. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:email@example.com Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!