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MartinB's Journal

MartinB's Journal

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Araiostegia parvipinnata

13 May 2010 21:53:50
Araiostegia parvipinnata

Araiostegia parvipinnata

I bought this at crug farm a few years ago, it was collected one from some expedition. We were their first customers of the year and so I nabbed this beauty, out in a pot all winter.


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Clara Clara 13 May 2010 21:57:34

That looks lovely I love how tall the stems are


Jacinta Jacinta 13 May 2010 21:59:20

Martin, what is a 'crug' farm?


MartinB MartinB 13 May 2010 22:07:39

Crug farm is a nursery in wales where they propagate plants from their constant expeditions to foreign parts. My plant has a collection number BSW J1608. Deb used to mildly sponsor expeditions which used to send her seeds, which is why I have to constantly battle against the most awful thugs that will take over the garden if I falter and faith Jacinta I am not young :-0


Jacinta Jacinta 13 May 2010 22:10:54

Interesting. Ah Martin, you are not THAT old. And anyway, if you are young at heart, that's what counts. :)


fran m fran m 13 May 2010 22:11:30

That really makes them special plants, well done you two.


Rachel Rachel 13 May 2010 22:12:29

That sounds exciting, being part of such an expedition. You mean there's worse than Japanese knotweed?


knocknakillew knocknakillew 13 May 2010 22:23:44

you must have quite a collection


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