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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: March 04, 2017, 02:44:50 PM »
Some lovely picture here. Lets hope i don't get these diseases shown

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Members New & Notice Board / Re: Meconopsis Group meetings.
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:50:25 PM »
Looking forward to the event.

I any members have any questions about the Forum, please either post them or bring them along to the event and I will do my best to answer them.

CU soon

Matt ;D

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Growing / Re: New Cold Frame in Portland, Oregon USA
« on: February 12, 2017, 10:20:18 PM »
Hi Mike. I would like to echo the comments above. I hope you find the forum useful and enjoy reading all the info available in the Forum and on the website.

Good luck

matt

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Stratification of seed.
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:38:40 PM »
Great News Nick, I will have to check my 2016 aculeate, perhaps it has also germinated.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Growing from seed
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:36:32 PM »
They are looking good Ian. I am hoping to see some sprouting soon.....nothing appearing yet ;D

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:33:49 PM »
That would be very kind of you. Thanks. I hope I have managed to keep my seedlings going though as it would be a great achievement for me.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis balangensis
« on: February 11, 2017, 04:42:37 PM »
That would be very kind of you Peter. I am sure we will all try our best to give them a good and successful h

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis on Behalf of Cluny Gardens
« on: January 03, 2017, 10:28:13 PM »
This post has been made on behalf of John Mattingley at Cluny Gardens Perthshire:

"Happy new year,
Thought that I should let you know what I /we have been  playing with and hope to continue with over the coming years. I have  around 50 Meconopsis staintonii in the garden at Cluny this year and these have already displayed a range of colours from huge ten foot tall late flowering white blooms to 5 foot pink, red, purple, sky blue, strong yellow to a soft lemon yellow. All grown from Chadwell seed introduced a few years ago. There is also a 6 foot white flower with a pink thumb print at the base of the petal admired by some and disliked by others. Interestingly enough some of our plants are showing that staintonii is some times not monocarpic but capable of flowering up to 3 years in a row (so far).
We are also going to be planting around 40 Meconopsis napaulensis (yellow flowers ) grown from seed generously given to us from Glenarn garden and these will probable flower mainly next year (2018) and we have been given 6 plants of a lovely pink form from another source. Our job is to try to keep the different, closely related, plants apart so that reliable colour forms can be grown. Of course Cluny will always have a mixture of colours as well since we are a very informal garden.
It goes without saying that we would be delighted for you all to come and see these plants in all their glory over the coming season.
Web site: clunyhousegardens.com
"




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Seeds and germination issues / Re: When to sow
« on: January 02, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
Happy New Year to all.

I have done most of my sowing in the autumn in the past. Last year I did a little bit in the spring and never really noticed any difference. Perhaps slightly less success from the Spring sowing. I do always wonder how the seedlings that germinated in the late Aut/Winter would do if we got a really cold spell, but we have never had a severe cold winter since growing Mecs.

This year I am going to try the Mid January sowing to see how that goes. For me generally getting the seed to germinate doesn't seem to be a problem, it is when they get growing the issues start.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis balangensis
« on: January 02, 2017, 05:12:32 PM »
Sorry Peter, I cannot help as I haven't tried growing it,  yet!!!

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Growing / Re: Meconopsis simplicifolia subsp. grandiflora
« on: December 27, 2016, 11:50:26 AM »
Sorry Peter

I cannot help with this as I have never grown this species. I have generally struggled with M. simplicifolia. I look forward to seeing what answers you get as I am sure it will help me.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:09:46 AM »
Thanks Cyril

I am sure you are right, I just know they seem to be the last Mecs to appear. Fingers crossed they do so this spring. It's just around the corner now....well nearly ;D

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:26:46 AM »
A lovely picture Cyril. I have a couple of young plants that are about 2 years old now, cant say they are thriving, but they did appear again after their first winter out (Last Year). I put a little plastic temp cloche over for winter rain protection, so fingers crossed they will appear next year. Just for the notes, they are quite late in the season before I see them. Is this the same for you? I think its quite late May before I saw them sprouting.

On another note, I have been struggling with M. quintuplinervia and was delighted to have a fairly good looking plant growing again. I have just recently found out that it has rotten off at the top. Hum Ho, will need to try again.

Thanks for the info.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 16, 2016, 10:01:28 PM »
Your English if fine Celebri. Nice pictures. Is this Mec betonicifolia?

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Growing in Pots
« on: December 15, 2016, 01:57:06 PM »
Very interesting Steve, I haven't tried the cat litter yet. I am having some success with small granite chips. The main problem is when I put them out in the garden, even preparing the hole well, they clay seems to overtake after a while. I take it that it much leech in around the plant with the wet climate. I will need to try to get more experiments set up next year. Thanks for the post, I am sure it will be read with great interest....Matt, I Love the picture, I haven't managed to germinate M. henricii yet.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:25:47 AM »
Hi Lars

I think if it had some sort of leaf on it before it shut down for winter they should grow away again next spring. I think my issues have been my local climate is too wet. Looking at the pictures from the wild, it looks like the crown of the plant needs shelter from direct rain. I will be trying the overhead boulders next time...Matt

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Growing in Pots
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:21:12 AM »
I think I will need to try some more in pots as my heavy clay soil is not great. In our area of south Glasgow, they should also never dry out....Matt

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis baileyi x latifolia
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:19:11 AM »
do you have any pictures Peter? It may help your query....Matt

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 14, 2016, 07:20:45 PM »
Hi Steve

A fantastic Picture. I have two small seedlings that are about 2yrs old, so fingers crossed they will make it over this winter. How old was the plant that flowered? My soil is a little on the heavy side but they have popped up over the last 2 years so I am frightened to move them....Matt

I have a plant that produced a single flower this year. It had a good growing season and is now multi-nosed. I also have a couple of "yearlings" which again have had a good growing season.
I've probably now signed their death warrant by stating that!  ;)



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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Image Sizes
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:52:13 PM »
Clicking on the paperclip also allows you to 'Save as' and save the image to your computer if you like. Remember, if you use downloaded images and are using them for a talk or display, you should give credit to the original owner of the picture or the website you got it from....Matt

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Storing seed once collected
« on: December 13, 2016, 05:30:29 PM »
Just to put my limited knowledge to the topic. I learned from some long time collectors and they put the harvested seed/pods or whatever onto little plates and place them on a bright window sill for a few days so they can dry out then they are packaged and put in the fridge... MH

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Stratification of seed.
« on: December 13, 2016, 09:07:18 AM »
Thanks for the mix recipe Blue Stu, I will certainly give it a try. Just another point about the Sphagnum Moss, Peter Cox of Rhododendron fame, who told me to use it for rhododendrons also mentions in one of his books about it being quite sterile and I must admit there is less liverwart issue when the moss is in the compost....Matt

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Stratification of seed.
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:50:13 PM »
I use chopped Sphagnum moss for growing Rhododendrons. Never thought about it for Mecs, I will also try.

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:43:33 PM »
Great Alice, I could also see the first one perfectly.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Image Sizes
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:29:15 PM »
Thanks for the tutorial Ian, I am sure it will help. I think there will be a steep learning curve for some Forum users. I can see a talk title appearing in the near future. Matt

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:52:34 PM »
excellent information and pictures. I will be trying growing them under some stones from now on. I am trying M. quintuplinervia this way at present and seem to getting some luck

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Pests and diseases / Re: Botrytis and mildew
« on: December 12, 2016, 05:44:28 PM »
This is just a test reply, to see if pictures can be loaded.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: December 05, 2016, 06:13:38 PM »
I am having a bit better luck with this. I have about 2 plants in the garden that are about 2 years old now, they haven't flowered but have at least lasted...so far. I think I have about another 2-4 seedlings that germinated late this summer and hopefully will show up next spring.

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: December 05, 2016, 06:10:24 PM »
Well done Alice, I grew it years ago and used to flower it OK, but lost it for years and am now struggling to get it going again. Got to keep on trying though.

well done getting logged in and Thanks

Matt

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Growing in Pots
« on: December 04, 2016, 11:05:15 PM »
I have never thought of growing them in pots, so will need top give it a try.

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Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: December 04, 2016, 11:03:38 PM »
I wondered how your Mecs always looked so well fed. Cold area though and like me in the East Kilbride/Blantyre area at about 650 ft, late frosts have been known at the end of Mat and very occasionally June.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Group contacts
« on: December 03, 2016, 04:14:29 PM »
I will do my best to be there. I was mad I missed the autumn one. 8)

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Foliage
« on: December 03, 2016, 04:13:28 PM »
Did you not see the pictures Sharon? You see them as attachments if you are not logged in, but if you are logged in you can see the pictures displayed....Matt

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Members New & Notice Board / Notices, News and information
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:28:25 PM »
This section will be for read only News and info. You will not be able to reply to anything in this section.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Seed Heads and seeds
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:26:19 PM »
Looks like I will need to get the camera out ;D

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Welcome to the New Meconopsis Group Forum
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:25:09 PM »
the pictures all look Good Ian. We can easily put a section on the website explaining the various criteria for Picture posting.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Group contacts
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:01:39 AM »
The next meeting at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh AGM for Saturday 4th March 2017

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Seed Heads and seeds
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:31:10 PM »
when is the best time to send pictures, as the pods are ripening or once they have shed their seed?

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:02:23 PM »
what about the other awkward to grow species, who grows what? The website also needs some pictures for some of the species to complete the Species Portrait section, can you help?

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Welcome to the New Meconopsis Group Forum
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:56:08 PM »
remember if attaching pictures they cannot be too big. Some general guidelines will be communicated soon

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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Welcome to the New Meconopsis Group Forum
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:24:27 PM »
Over to you the members now

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:17:12 PM »
Meconopsis rudis

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Identification issues / Re: Mec Identification
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:47:20 PM »
I find the racemosa, prattii and rudis plants hard to distinguish between one and other

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Seeds and germination issues / Re: Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:42:09 PM »
I did have two germinate from the 2014 seeds, but they dies before flowering

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Identification issues / Mec Identification
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:34:43 PM »
It is hoped to be able to help people identify their Meconopsis. So if you have ID issues please ask away and we will see what we can do.

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Seeds and germination issues / Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:32:47 PM »
just wondering if anyone is still growing Mec. dhwojii.

I used to, but have had no success recently.

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General Meconopsis Forum / Welcome to the New Meconopsis Group Forum
« on: November 29, 2016, 08:46:37 PM »
Hi Members and Guests

Welcome to the new Meconopsis Group Forum. A place where we can discuss all things Meconopsis.

Ian Christie is the Forum Administrator and looks forward to hearing from you all.

Please remember you are on a public Forum and we do not tolerate any bad/offensive or inappropriate material.

Enjoy.

Yrs

Matt

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