Lyn, > I love Mary Sue's images too but you should be aware that many Homeria's >are not allowed into this country now as they are declared weeds in >Australia, the only ones allowed in at present are H. miniata, H. flaccida >and H. ochroleuca. Bummer! I wonder how THEY (AQIS) handle the name changes that happen..... it must get difficult for them when they have certain Moraeas that can now no longer come in (i.e the Homerias), whereas the majority are still OK as far as I know? > > This also unfortunately also applies to some babiana's including the >wonderful B.ringens, thank you Sheila for the seed from earlier days,I watch >over my little ones like a mother hen. The banned list just keeps getting >bigger, That is SUCH a shame. I have seed from Silverhill that is still doing well. Incidentally, those of you who have not had germination... make sure you give it a few years. I had germination of a few the first year, and definitely more the second year.... than last seaon there were even more, so it means that some of them take 2 years after sowing at least to germinate. I thought it was worth mentioning. Those I got from Sheila at the same time as Lyn have had some germination but not a heap of it. One came up last season, another has germinated just recently, and the other 2 seeds are looking just fine (I happened to have checked them the night before last as I was thinking of repotting them). Maybe that info can be useful to someone who has wanted to give up on them due to not germinating.... they may be still in there waiting for whatever condition they have decided they need before that particular seed germinates <grin>. Thanks for the quarantine info Lyn. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!