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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Breaking News

24 February 2012 14:28:27
Pulmonaria & Helleborus

Pulmonaria & Helleborus

After a mere two years, I was greeted by a wonderful sight in the greenhouse this afternoon.

Both Cardiocrinum and tree peonies have germinated!

A big, big thank you to Paddy & Mary for the Cardiocrinum cordatum seeds and to Deborah for the Paeonia speciosa (pink flowered) seeds, which I sowed in the depths of darkest December 2010.

Gardening doesn't get much better than this!


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TinaJ TinaJ 24 February 2012 14:37:50

I bet you are  over the moon,i know i would be if i sowed seeds two years ago and they germinated for me now,congratulations

wheres the champagne!

L ovely pic 

 


HeadGardener HeadGardener 24 February 2012 14:54:15

Rachel did you give me some of that tree peony seed as I see two seedlings are up too?  great news


fran m fran m 24 February 2012 14:57:27

Congrats Rachel, can sense how trilled you are.


Rachel Rachel 24 February 2012 15:00:42

A cup of tea will have to do, Tina.

You didn't get them from me, Bill.

Thanks, Fran. I am.


J.D. J.D. 24 February 2012 15:01:13

Wow, lucky you.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 24 February 2012 15:24:43

? Ok Rachel did you give me some Tree Peony seeds from Mt Usher then? do you remember?


Rachel Rachel 24 February 2012 15:26:14

Ah, yes. That could be right, Bill. Shush though!


Rachel Rachel 24 February 2012 15:28:04

Actually, I just checked and I sowed those other ones at the same time. I must go check in the greenhouse.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 24 February 2012 15:30:23

Oh Ok LOL


sallysarah sallysarah 24 February 2012 21:21:10

I have to say that's the oh so nicest photo.  And you have to be the best at waiting for seed germination, Rachel!!


Keego Keego 24 February 2012 22:30:10

Lovely Picture and great news on the seeds Oh The thrill of walking in and seeing these seeds germinated fantastic


Rachel Rachel 25 February 2012 12:10:31

Ah, thanks, Sally!

Now, Mary, I am waiting for Jimi's Cardiocrinum gigantum seed to germinate. Did he give your class seeds this year or maybe he had none ripe?


LindaB LindaB 25 February 2012 20:43:50

Brilliant news Rachel, well done


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