Worsleya Is it Love?

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 16:20:28 PDT
Hi Ron:            Interesting that my advice makes you laugh. Yet, Worsleya is like so many other amaryllids a slow growing plant, even in its native Brazil and here, the neighboring country. You are very fortunate in having your plants grow fast. 
All the best

> From: ron_redding@hotmail.com> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 08:56:44 +1000> Subject: Re: [pbs] Worsleya Is it Love?> > Bill, Mathew, Geoff, Alberto et al,> > Thank you very much for the remarks however I would like to state that > growing and flowering worsleya's is now pretty easy for me after some hard > lessons. I have killed a couple along the way however I now have a pretty > good system and it all starts with the the three golden rules of growing > them they are MEDIUM, GROWING MIX and MEDIUM.> > Mathew there are many legal bulbs in this country as there are several > growers here that have been cultivating the plants for almost thirty years. > I have spoken with and visited everyone that has come to my attention over > the last eight years.> > I also will say that Alberto's remark that they are slow growing was once > true however I am proving this to be so false that is almost a joke. I have > photo's of some of my plants (and yes there are thirty two of them there > however I have many more in my collection) you can see them on the > Australian Bulb Association web site picture gallery. I plant to take > another photo in December and let me assure you that this little group has > just launced into spring and will take off. The Cosh clone that I mentioned > is in the big pot sitting almost on the ground on the far right.> > I am currently putting my cultivation techniques into some form that I may > share, sorry however this is going to take a little while however let me > assure you that once you get it right this is a very special and easy care > plant.> > > > Kind Regards and Best Wishes> Ron Redding> Hervey Bay> Australia> > > > > > >From: MATTHEW MATTUS <mmattus@charter.net>> >Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>> >To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>> >Subject: Re: [pbs] Is it Love?> >Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 08:17:14 -0400> >> >Wow, Ron... Congratulations!> >> >Many of us have traveled down a similar path, only to find disaster along> >the way, as promised. Some may say that you've achieved one of the holy> >grails of horticulture, others may disagree. But regardless, you are> >fortunate to have obtained a legal bulb, and an achievement none the less > >to> >both your skills as a gardener and of your patience!> >> > _________________________________________________________________> The future of MSN Messenger is here: download now > http://ninemsn.com.au/livemessenger/> > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list> pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php
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