At 05:36 4/03/03 -0800, you wrote: >This will be a quick message because I'm going out to a talk by Janis >Ruksans. I went to three talks by him on the weekend at a Winter >Study Weekend in Vancouver - one on Junos, one on Corydalis, and one >on increasing bulbs that don't do it themselves - mostly frits, and >then he came over to Victoria to look at gardens and give another >talk on Central Asian bulbs. > Diane, Would you be willing/able to put together a summary for us of his(her?) talk on increasing bulbs that don't do it themselves? I for one would be most interested to hear what was talked about. Some things are just so infuriatingly slow that it would be nice to have more ideas on how. I still can't get myself to start cutting basal plates on uncommon bulbs..... I'm too much of a wuss!! <grin> I appreciate that you may not have time to do this, but I thought it was worth at least asking about it. I wonder if it is worth a topic of the week one week? I'd certainly like to know more abouot it. 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!!!!!