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It's Christmas!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:45 pm
by Odsox
It must be Christmas, my Christmas Cactus says so. :iconbiggrin:

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... and while I had the camera out I took a photo of my cyclamen (the ones that are supposed to be fragrant, but aren't)
Sowed seed back in January, they have been flowering their hearts out for over 3 months now. I saved some seed from the dark red one and bearing in mind that cyclamen are perennials, I may well be overwhelmed next year.

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Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:12 pm
by Green Aura
You have a lovely pink house at the moment. I don't think I've ever seen such a lot of flowers on a Christmas cactus before.

Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:49 am
by bonniethomas06
Ooh Clematis from seed? Amazing! Are they difficult?

Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:31 pm
by Odsox
bonniethomas06 wrote:Ooh Clematis from seed? Amazing! Are they difficult?

Umm, they're Cyclamen Bonnie. :lol:
Not really difficult but they are a bit iffy to germinate. I've never germinated my own saved seed (yet), but bought seed, which of course may not be particularly fresh, is about 50% germination rate.
I chitted mine on a damp paper towel in the airing cupboard and potted up when I saw a tiny shoot developing. Then grew on in a heated propagator as it was January.

Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:46 pm
by bonniethomas06
Doh! I do know the difference honest, stupid fat fingers :oops:

Well now I know it is possible, I may give it a go!

Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:17 pm
by Odsox
OK, Christmas must be over as it now appears to be spring.
It's not a particularly good photo, but in amongst those wallflower plants are some Paperwhite daffodils coming into flower.

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Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:24 pm
by Green Aura
Cue sharp frost?

Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:46 am
by ina
I just got my sweet peas out... They still had some flowers on them, despite the frost!

Re: It's Christmas!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:25 am
by Green Aura
We just spent a week on the East coast, ina (much further North than you - about 80 miles SW of us). There were all sorts of flowers still in full bloom to our amazement.