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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: Today at 07:25:29 PM »
This plant is flowering now grown from group seed any ideas, cheers.

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Species / Re: Meconopsis staintonii
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:26:20 AM »
next picture

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Species / Re: Meconopsis staintonii
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:25:26 AM »
Well done look good I have 3 plants in flower plus 2 odd ones very different here are my pictures cheers

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Golden root mealybug
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:00:55 PM »
Hello thanks for your information I am sure Pat will post again once she comes home however we need to try and find out more methods which can deal with this Bug some chemicals are for sale but not to gardeners I will search also cheers

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Golden root mealybug
« on: June 18, 2017, 10:00:44 AM »
Here is a picture of the offending bug please destroy any plants found with this and report to  Group we must prevent any further spread, cheers.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners
« on: June 17, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »
Hello I am assured that all contributors to the book will get a copy sent by AGS I also wait in Hope cheers.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Golden root mealybug
« on: June 17, 2017, 05:12:25 PM »
Hello a very difficult question to answer however here goes the Golden Mealy bub we think came in fro New Zealand  went with plants to a Meconopsis Enthusiast who sold plants to others thus spreading the problem the Mealy bug is easily recognised will attack other plants as well beware do not buy or take any plants from unknown sources sorry but I risk to name where this came from be careful cheers.

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Species / Re: Meconopsis staintonii
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:57:09 AM »
Plants look great look forward to flowers. cheers.

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Members New & Notice Board / Re: Gardening Scotland 2017
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:36:14 AM »
Chairman John Mitchell with the Book members can buy this for £38 contact via AGS for postage.

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Members New & Notice Board / Gardening Scotland 2017
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:33:07 AM »
This years display was yet again organised by Sharon Bradley a superb stand with so much information and loads of flowering Big Blue Poppies I will post several pictures here of the stand which won a very well deserved Gold Medal we should all pay tribute to Sharon and her team for a superb effort,cheers  Ian Christie

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: June 03, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »
Superb hope it sets seed if it does can I try some cheers.

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:49:18 PM »
Great plant Meconopsis baileyi forms which can be Blue , Purple and White please post a picture of the odd one cheers

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:52:00 AM »
Looks good to me great plant cheers

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Cultivars / Re: Flowering now
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:11:28 AM »
MG 3 head

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Cultivars / Re: Flowering now
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:10:48 AM »
MG 3 flowers

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Cultivars / Re: Flowering now
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:10:03 AM »
Next

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Cultivars / Re: Flowering now
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:09:28 AM »
Really hot here Meconopsis flowering well would like some rain I am posting some pictures Meconopsis MG 3 buds and flowers

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Species / Re: Meconopsis staintonii
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:28:48 PM »
I have been watching 3 plants in my garden supposed to be Meconopsis staintoni all are going to flower but leaves are very different one plant  could be other 2 are ??? will post pictures when in flower cheers.

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: May 25, 2017, 09:55:27 PM »
You have Meconopsis baileyi nice plant cheers

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Please come and visit The Meconopsis Group stand in the Floral Hall several flowering plants will be on show with seed for sale look forward to meeting you cheers.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:34:54 PM »
Two picture taken today Meconopsis x cookei 'Satin' my hybrid made some time ago have manged to bulk up now cheers.

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Identification issues / Re: Sheldonii v. Lingholm
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:21:44 PM »
hello I am sure Ken Cox is suggesting that M. shelldonii was wrongly sold all plants were M. Lingholm sorry to say this is still listed as M. sheldonii Lingholm we will never reach everyone but keep trying cheers.

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Identification issues / Re: Sheldonii v. Lingholm
« on: May 18, 2017, 08:52:40 PM »
Hello Meconopsis Lingholm is a seed raised group probably derived from M. Slieve Donard years ago several different forms are around, Meconopsis  sheldonii is a hybrid between M. grandis (true) and M. baileyi which is sterile cheers.

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Cultivars / Re: Flowering now
« on: May 09, 2017, 05:43:18 PM »
More pictures

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Cultivars / Flowering now
« on: May 09, 2017, 05:41:46 PM »
We have had a very difficult season with so much rain over the winter now it is scorching hot and we desperately need rain however several plants are flowering early trying to get ready to take plants to Chelsea for the launch of OUR book.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: May 02, 2017, 05:50:45 PM »
A few more pictures, Meconopsis x cookei Old Rose we are trying to make sure that Meconopsis will be o?k for Chelsea not easy with the weather.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: May 02, 2017, 05:48:43 PM »
Hello we have had severe gales recently and very dry weather the gales have shreded many Meconopsis however several are flowering early, Meconopsis Mop Head,

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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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Species / 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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