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Growing / Re: First seed germinated 2017
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:17:29 PM »
I have been trying a higher percentage of Perlite for my young seedlings so far they look ok I think this helps air flow around seedlings and holds moisture better will see later if all goes well,

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:14:19 PM »
Two more

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:12:17 PM »
More pictures

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:11:02 PM »
I have been busy recently lifting and splitting Meconopsis weather has been perfect for this with lots of rain and cooler days I avoid the few warm days we have had. I pot some plants for sale then prepare a new bed by adding leaf mould any composts we have and a little fertiliser . I am also trying some new areas by making up ridges like potato rows to plant on top of these winter here very wet and soil like porridge I hope these ridges will give more drainage

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Plants and seedling swaps and wishes.
« on: February 25, 2017, 04:53:30 PM »
Hello thanks for these suggestions and sure it would be good for members to be able to swap if they are not able to attend meetings but it is also important to have plants at meetings maybe  this should be discussed cheers.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis staintonii
« on: February 21, 2017, 10:40:33 AM »
Hello thanks for you post this is something that we are all looking at two years ago John from Cluny gave me several M. staintonii when these flowered we had a group of 3 here and Pink Lemon and White at the Forfar garden the white one was the weakest I am sure what we have are Hybrids John has a large planting at Cluny must visit when in flower, cheers.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: When to sow
« on: February 09, 2017, 06:21:03 PM »
Hello please put you seedling back in the unheated glasshouse they will get drawn and soft in the house if possible cover with some fleece if temperatures go really low we have several pots of recently germinated seedlings is a cold glasshouse   just watch not to water if very cold, cheers.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:28:21 PM »
M. George Sherriff Group

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:27:29 PM »
Meconopsis Mop Head

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:26:38 PM »
More pictures

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:25:05 PM »
We have had some winter weather here today some snow last week hard frost and snow walked around garden plants today quite a few growing  well  Meconopsis x cookei and M. quintuplinervia well ahead with some Meconopsis Mop Head growing well a few other M. George Sherriff group as well cheers.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Growing from seed
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:20:15 PM »
Have a few seeds germinating M. grandis and MGS 3  I now add a good layer of Perlite mixed with the compost on top layer have found this helps prevent damping off also add to pricking out mix. Hard frost and snow today

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Identification issues / Re: Meconopsis 'Jim's Ex'
« on: February 08, 2017, 08:13:04 AM »
Hello Alan many thanks for these details I do find this interesting as several G.S. group plants set some seed here your advice to keep such plants for your own use is very helpful and yes we do have many well established plants that have been around  for sale  these have been named and approved by The Meconopsis Group gardeners should be encouraged to select those the best clones cheers.

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Identification issues / Re: Meconopsis 'Jim's Ex'
« on: January 20, 2017, 03:03:27 PM »
Hello Peter many thanks for your consideration  this will reduce much confusion cheers Meconopsis

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Identification issues / Re: Meconopsis 'Jim's Ex'
« on: January 20, 2017, 09:12:06 AM »
Hello Peter this plant and its seed has given much thought by the Meconopsis Group without getting to technical  we would ask you to keep any seedlings to your self this name cannot be accepted by the group sure you can grow the plants and perhaps in time we  will look at these in more details perhaps it could be considered for an approved name,  good luck  cheers Meconopsis

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: January 17, 2017, 07:33:22 PM »
I am posting a picture taken today showing M. quintuplinervia foliage well ahead for January cheers.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: When to sow
« on: January 07, 2017, 09:27:19 AM »
Hello Alan we have used the following tip for years works well once you have sown your seed either in pots or trays take a piece of fleece place over the seed post and tie around the rim for trays just wrap fleece around tuck ends under to make sure no spaces. The fleece allows all rain and frost to get in but voles and mice do not eat through this with us make sure fleece is loose so that when seed germinates you can pull it up to allow seedling to develop no slugs or snails can get in either, cheers

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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:06:40 PM »
I would agree each year our weather in winter is different and to save some plants have potted in large pots to place under cover for the winter  some survived others did not recently we pruned a large Acer so put some branches over rosettes will let you know have not had any snow cover yet, cheers Meconopsis

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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: January 01, 2017, 08:34:06 PM »
Hello this is a problem that many people have especially at this time of year when we expect lots of rain or snow cover. I have grown this species for many years and always lose some plants over winter, I grow most under tall Acer trees which give some protection from rain  also plant on an angle so that rain will run away from plants  we sometimes cover large established plants  but we have no easy answer to your problems cheers Meconopsis

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: When to sow
« on: December 31, 2016, 05:05:58 PM »
Hello many thanks for all your details as this is the last day of 2016 I will sow some seed first thing tomorrow morning a new year a new start this has been successful for germination over many years however just today I checked some seed pots aown  end of November and I see already a few seedlings emerging this is the mildest December we have had for a long time and I an sure that winter is still to come.  I send every member the VERY Best Wishes for 2017

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: December 28, 2016, 12:45:09 PM »
I have been sent this picture from  John Mattingley a Monocarpic  Meconopsis probably M. staintoni

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 17, 2016, 08:30:48 PM »
Hello again A problem with these names  these used to be known as M. betonicifolia then was changed after almost 100 years to M.  baileyi  when DNA work realised we had a new true M. betonicifolia a bit complicated but details on Web site when possible.

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Members New & Notice Board / Re: Notices, News and information
« on: December 17, 2016, 09:21:01 AM »
 To all visitors I copy this post from our seed exchange manager Ian Scott please Join us and share our love of Meconopsis.

Although the Meconopsis Group seed exchange closed on 4th December, new members who join over winter are sent a small selection of the remaining seed, free of charge. Membership runs for the calendar year and costs £8 (UK) and £13 (non-UK). The price difference reflects the fact that non-UK members do not pay an additional fee (£5) when using the seed exchange.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 17, 2016, 09:18:21 AM »
Thanks for these details Ian I am sure that some visitors to this Forum would welcome seed  when they join the group.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 17, 2016, 07:53:41 AM »
Hello welcome to this forum great to hear from you and to see your Meconopsis which are M. baileyi I am sure if you are or could become a member you can get seed of different Meconopsis. cheers.

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Growing / Re: Plant not flowering
« on: December 16, 2016, 08:22:00 AM »
Hello this is most unusual if both plants are near each other perhaps the plants have to much feeding if they are producing a good established plant then they should flower this year if not move it to a a more open area let us know how it performs this year, cheer
s.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 16, 2016, 08:18:22 AM »
Hello thanks for your details about growing your Meconopsis this is exactly the kind of posts we are looking for every person where ever they stay have a different climate. Here in the North East of Scotland I start sowing seed on the 1st of January this is usually in pots maybe a few trays for the easy ones all are placed outside without cover  we get lots of rain frost and snow seed will germinate usually in February March then pots are brought inside I also sow some seed immediately it is ripe of the difficult species save a little bit to sow in January as well good to have a back up, look forward to hearing how your seeds  grow, cheers.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:46:19 AM »
Hello I have raised seedlings a few times sow seed in a deep pot never prick them out first year second year when I see growth I plant all seedling out without disturbing them allowing them to grow bigger third year lift seedlings and plat out  what has survived most young seedlings are kept under cover  for 2 years sorry to say have still lost my plants, cheers

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 14, 2016, 05:11:26 PM »
Great picture Steve hope all your other plants survive the winter cheers.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Image Sizes
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:43:33 PM »
Hello all try clicking on the paper clip symbol at left of picture this should show another window at bottom left of screen click on that to see bigger picture, cheers  Meconopsis Group

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Seed Heads and seeds
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:39:27 PM »
Two different M. George Sherriff group no viable seed from these.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Seed Heads and seeds
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:37:46 PM »
Meconopsis baileyi and M.' Lingholm'

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Seed Heads and seeds
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:35:43 PM »
here are some pictures of seed heads  Meconopsis grandis

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Growing from seed
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:11:39 AM »
We usually hang the bag upside down to let seed heads dry out no problems with seed sticking usually have plenty so no worries if we lose a few.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Growing from seed
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:07:37 AM »
 the last picture shows seed as we collect it then we select the best to sow  usually first week in January place all seed pots tray outside to get frost and rain bring inside when we see germination.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Growing from seed
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:04:14 AM »
We collect seeds and store in an empty margarine tub then sort our when we have time one good tip is when you see seed heads beginning to open tie a piece of fleece around the stems make a bag around the seeds will drop into bag when ready just in case you are away at that time when you see seed in the bag cut the stems turn them upside down you have saved the seed remove from bag and store

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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:58:43 AM »
Most plants recover we remove worst leaves maybe cut them all down they do re-grow.

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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:55:31 AM »
A few more.

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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:45:38 AM »
I am posting some pictures again some problems with overhead watering when sunny and also normal rainfall with dry conditions we do not spray with any chemicals.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Foliage
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:29:14 AM »
Meconopsis wallichii and M. staintoni

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Foliage
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:25:58 AM »
M. paniculata

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Foliage
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:25:13 AM »
Meconopsis superba

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Foliage
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:24:13 AM »
I am posting the Meconopsis foliage pictures M. staintoni,

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 12, 2016, 07:59:38 PM »
Here is a recent picture from Cyril I have lost my plant.

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Pests and diseases / Botrytis and mildew
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:15:49 PM »
Here are some pictures showing unhealthy leaves probable cause is watering when sunny,  over watering, misty days.

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Growing / Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:31:35 PM »
Please let us know all your secrets for successful growing, location soil type any useful details

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Welcome to the New Meconopsis Group Forum
« on: December 01, 2016, 04:26:08 PM »
Only 4 pictures at a time allowed I have tried 600 x 400 depends on file size will not load pictures if to big.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Meconopsis Group contacts
« on: November 30, 2016, 10:03:04 PM »
All information and any special questions 
MEMBERSHIP  Please come and join us we are all passionate about Meconopsis and companion plants meetings are held at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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General Meconopsis Forum / Seed Heads and seeds
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:00:13 PM »
Please ask any questions here about  seed heads fertile seed or infertile, seed shapes and size.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Meconopsis Foliage
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:58:15 PM »
Emerging rossettes in spring leaves flower scapes.

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