Gordon Summerfield on Growing Bulbs

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 12:06:04 PDT
 Dear Robert,
I have passed  your question on to Gordon. Awaiting th answer. But I will be
away until Tuesday next week.

Lauw de Jager

le 14/10/03 13:03, Robert Hamilton à roberth6@mac.com a écrit :
 for sharing your enlightening experience with Gordon Summerfield.
>  I have a query  for Gordon and I  wonder  if  Lauw  will pass it on.
>> Plants like Daubenya and Massonia need good light however. Good light,
>> but protection from the dew will reduce crown rot and fungal diseases.
>> Watering from the bottom will help as well.
> This statement implies that   Daubenya and Massonia are grown under
> cover to  prevent dew  and  rainfall on the  leaves. This  being the
> case do  they  remain totally dry for the  summer  months ? If not  how
> often are they watered during dormancy ? What about watering management
> for first and  second year  seedlings during  summer ? Do they
> tolerate the  same management as  mature  bulbs ?
> Having just  watched the leaves on a  mature  Massonia echinata
> disappear from crown rot ,( we had  what amounts  to half  our years
> average annual rainfall during August and September ) , the under cover
> management appeals  to  me , as I  have quite a range of  first and
> second  year seedlings of both genera.


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