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11th March 2007

Epimedium pinnatum colchicum L321 .
All of a sudden the Epimedium season has sparked into life. This is Roy Lancaster's collection of Epimedium pinnatum colchicum I like it for its early flowers, and because I am certain it really is a form of Epimedium pinnatum ssp colchicum. I have a number of other forms - they are all much later flowering and rather confused with forms of E. x perralchicum. They should be easy to distinguish, but they aren't.

11th March 2007

Fuchsia x colensoi .
Fuchsias seem to span the seasons, but there is always something rather special about the spring flowering forms. This is from New Zealand, the curious green flowers with shining black markings are almost unique. Best in a pot because it straggles along the ground, and the flowers can be overlooked.

11th March 2007

Romulea bulbocodium ssp clusiana .
Eighteen months ago I finally gritted my teeth and plunged into Romulea. This is Romulea bulbocodium ssp clusiana . There are seemingly hundreds of them and they have a reputation for being a bit weedy and invasive. I started with a range of seeds from the AGS and they have now started to flower, to startling effect. I have been impressed enough to start looking for more seed. No doubt I will run into the weedy and invasive in the process, but if that is the biggest problem I have to face this year I will count it a very satisfactory time.

11th March 2007


Acorus Alocasia Anemone Arisaema Arum Asarum Aspidistra Begonia Bromeliads Camellia
Carnivorous Cautleya Chirita Chlorophytum Clivia Colocasia Crocosmia Dionaea Drosera Epimedium
Eucomis Fuchsia Galanthus Hedychium Helleborus Hemerocallis Hepatica Hosta Impatiens Iris
Liriope Ophiopogon Pinguicula Polygonatum Ranunculus ficaria Rhodohypoxis Rohdea Roscoea Sansevieria Sarracenia
Scilla Sempervivum Tricyrtis Tulbaghia Utricularia Viola odorata Watsonia

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