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Arisaema Seedlings

29 May 2010 19:24:19
Arisaema Seedlings

Arisaema Seedlings

After seeing Jacinta's journals on Arisaema, I went to have a look at how my Arisaema seedlings are doing.

Well, they are a long way from flowering but in 3 years I should have a grand Arisaema collection, mostly thanks to Deborah's kindness.

In the meantime I do have one lone bulb - only leaves so far. I wonder who, beside Deborah & Martin, will be the first one to have a flowering Arisaema on the site!


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Ladybird Ladybird 29 May 2010 19:30:08

You are very patient but i'm sure they will be well worth the wait.


J.D. J.D. 29 May 2010 19:36:19

Looking great, Rachel.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 May 2010 19:45:12

Lovely photographs of your garden. 

Great views from the garden towards the mountains.  

 We were in your area last year and visited lots of gardens of members of the Wexford and Bunclody Garden Clubs. 

Mary Tobin 


fran m fran m 29 May 2010 19:46:29

I have lots of picture of Arisemas in flower,............does that count?


Lìga Lìga 29 May 2010 21:20:39

Yours seedlings look very good.My...i think they got sun to much,now i put them on lower shelf.Hope it will help.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 29 May 2010 23:07:30

Well it wont be me anyway sowed lots of seeds got 4 seedlings from them and only 1 hanging on to life at the minute :-( Maybe I can cheat and buy one (ideally from Deborah :-))


Rachel Rachel 29 May 2010 23:24:22

Ruth, these plants are very expensive. It would cost a small fortune to buy that many bulbs but I am hoping that a bit of patience and tlc will give me a great result. I think I will keep these seedlings indoors this winter though!

Thanks, Jacinta, great to have you back on the site. It was terrible quiet!

Gracedieu, you no doubt saw the Martens lovely garden and Eamonn and Rita Butler's garden.Both open to the public in the summer as part of the gardens scheme. The Tombrick Garden is also in this neck of the woods and is well established. I came second to Eamonn's garden in last year's horticultural show : )

No, Fran, it most certainly does not. But I think you also have one in growth!

 

 


Rachel Rachel 29 May 2010 23:32:06

Liga, these seedlings do not seem to like the light so much. I am keeping mine indoors at a west facing window.

Bill, I know exactly how you feel. I had to cheat to and bought myself one bulb for this year. By the way, how are your Himalayan Gardens purchases doing? My Cautleya poked its nose up today (first of the gingers). The Lycoris greened up about 3 days ago and the Haemanthus is flying it. The Arisaema is also flying it. Nothing else so far but I check the Bat Plant every day. That cost me €10so it had better grow. No sign of the Bat Plant seeds you gave me germinating :(


HeadGardener HeadGardener 30 May 2010 08:52:09

Rachel most of them are doing well, there small but up except the disporum cantonese and the Begonia josephii are the only two that have'nt shown yet.


Ladybird Ladybird 30 May 2010 09:24:11

I didn't know that Rachel, so that makes them extra special.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 30 May 2010 23:50:18

You really have patience to look after them so long know I wouldn't have the patience to do that.


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