Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by simon » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:22 pm

You don't have to avoid Daffodils just because they are common. There are may unusual varieties that you don't see in other gardens. The most exotic looking are the doubles and the cylamenious ones with the swept back petals. I just planted some last week, along with some Erythronium "Pagoda" which have great foliage too.

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:30 pm

simon wrote:You don't have to avoid Daffodils just because they are common.
Also colour is in short supply at that time of year, I grow Tete-a-Tate as are small and more wind resistant. :wink:
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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by fern Rob » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:27 am

real_ale wrote:Gladiolus communis subsp byzantinus will come up during winter and flower in end of April/May, plant the bulbs now.

You can get them from here when stocks are available.

https://secure.fantasticweb.co.uk/agnes ... order1.php

That seem a good idea.

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by JoelR » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:10 pm

fern Rob wrote:
kata wrote:I just planted two weeks ago Fritillaria, orange I think.

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I have planted them before but they don't grow well In my garden.

Same for me. Lily beatles destroy them :(

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:44 pm

I've given up on Lilies for the time being, as were totally stripped of leaves in 24 hours.
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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by kata » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:05 pm

Also colour is in short supply at that time of year, I grow Tete-a-Tate as are small and more wind resistant.
I love those and grew quite a few last year in pots.

There was a yellow looking Daff that appeared from nowhere last Spring, I put it in a border.

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by fern Rob » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:08 pm

kata wrote:
Also colour is in short supply at that time of year, I grow Tete-a-Tate as are small and more wind resistant.
I love those and grew quite a few last year in pots.

There was a yellow looking Daff that appeared from nowhere last Spring, I put it in a border.

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by Kristen » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:19 pm

The Tete-a-Tete that Dave mentioned are species, and will self seed ... could have been a bird sown seed perhaps Kata?

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:23 pm

Kristen wrote:The Tete-a-Tete that Dave mentioned are species, and will self seed ... could have been a bird sown seed perhaps Kata?
Tate-a-Tate doesn't sound very species like, but I suppose French is based on Latin.
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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by kata » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:59 pm

Thats the only explanation Kristen, a bird,

They were unusual, about four of them.

I do have tet-a tete in a pot but will need to wait till spring to find them.

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These are the bird droppings.. :lol: Long grass like leaves before the flower, really strange. I know I never bought them.

I found the Tete-a-tetes. :lol: :lol:
teteatetes2013.jpg

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by Kristen » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:25 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Kristen wrote:The Tete-a-Tete that Dave mentioned are species, and will self seed ... could have been a bird sown seed perhaps Kata?
Tate-a-Tate doesn't sound very species like, but I suppose French is based on Latin.
Good point, thanks Dave. "Comes true from seed" would be better description :)

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by fern Rob » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:48 am

kata wrote:Thats the only explanation Kristen, a bird,

They were unusual, about four of them.

I do have tet-a tete in a pot but will need to wait till spring to find them.

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yellow.jpg
These are the bird droppings.. :lol: Long grass like leaves before the flower, really strange. I know I never bought them.

I found the Tete-a-tetes. :lol: :lol:
teteatetes2013.jpg
How long does it take them to flower?

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by real_ale » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:06 pm


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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by Kristen » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:08 am

fern Rob wrote:How long does it take them to flower?
Tete-a-tete's? If you plant bulbs, now, they will flower next Spring.

For self sown anything up to 7 years according to RHS, so contrary to my optimism! that is probably not how Kata's arrived

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley/Ab ... ete-a-tete

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Re: Tropical Winter/Spring Bulbs

Post by kata » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:21 am

No Idea Kristen, where they came from,

No one sells just three of Spring bulbs from the Daffodil range I don't think. They surprised me when they turned up last spring.

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