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The next meeting at the RBGE is on SAT 20th Oct More news and times nearer the date

Hybrids / Re: Meconopsis baileyi x latifolia
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:32:45 PM »
Hi Peter and all members. I think i have the picture issue resolved now and tehy should all be available again over the next few days.

sorry for the inconvenience

Hybrids / Re: Meconopsis baileyi x latifolia
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:53:12 PM »
Hi Peter, sorry about the picture issue. It’s been going on for a while and I am struggling to get time to resolve it. Our host recently updated their servers and this was the start of it. I hope to get to grips with it as soon as I can. Sorry Matt

General Meconopsis Forum / Re: seedling identification (picture)
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:37:38 PM »
I agree with Peter. Not a Meconopsis seedling. sorry

Pests and diseases / Re: Dodgy dhwojii
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:02:39 PM »
I can see that picture now

Pests and diseases / Re: Dodgy dhwojii
« on: March 27, 2018, 01:12:37 PM »
It certainly looks like/similar to the plants I grew years ago.

Growing / Re: Growing evergreen Meconopsis
« on: March 27, 2018, 01:09:26 PM »
I am afraid I don't have rainfall figures peter. But it is significant... I am sure. My soil type is also not perfect. We are in a heavy clay area so I have to add lots of grit and peat to try to improve it. I am about 650ft high so we also get quite a bit of frost when it is about.

Pests and diseases / Re: Dodgy dhwojii
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:39:33 PM »
I also used to grow it quite easily about 20 years ago. In the open garden rockery. Now I am really struggling.

Growing / Re: Growing evergreen Meconopsis
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:36:30 PM »
Hi Peter

i have grown M. superba a few times here in West central Scotland and find i need to put a cloche over superba and the few napaluensis i have ever grown. if i don't the winter wet gets to them, even in the grittiest soil conditions.

It's happened so many times i now always make sure they are covered.

Seeds and germination issues / Re: Cold and Germination
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:21:32 PM »
I think that's the secret, trying to keep them frost free so they don't bolt. Its a balancing act. Watch you don't get a sunny day that heats the conservatory up too much.

Growing / Re: Meconopsis in the beer fridge
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:17:55 PM »
Never tried it. Not too sure how it would work out for you. If you decide to try it you can let us know. What are your winter temps like?

General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Chinese Alpines formerly
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:27:56 PM »
Good to hear all this encouraging news. I may have to investigate. Thanks for the infoshare.

General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis Group numbering system
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:54:38 PM »
What sort of information are you looking for Orrawran? I can suggest looking at our website, there is pages of quite detailed information to start with.

General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Chinese Alpines formerly
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:48:15 PM »
I noticed that Peter. Lots of nice things at quite expensive prices. Has anyone actially bought from this company before? Its always worth checking out these foreign enterprises beforehand, just in case they are not what they seem?

General Meconopsis Forum / Re: meconopsis punicea
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:14:25 PM »
Probably caused by the long drawn out autumns we have with a mixture of we and mild weather.

General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis cambrica
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:12:49 PM »
Not too sure Peter. I would presume we do stand with the new name Parameconopsis cambric.

Species / Re: Meconopsis delavayi
« on: October 07, 2017, 05:37:41 PM »
Lovely Picture, hope mine look like that one day.

Seeds and germination issues / Re: Stratification of seed.
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:33:28 PM »
Hi Leslie

I live in the Blantyre/East Kilbride area and grow M. punicea reasonably well. I usually do an autumn sowing and leave them out, uncovered all winter and get germination most of the time (Not always though).

I was told (a long time ago by an experienced grower) to sow punicea seed as fresh as possible and have been trying to harvest or sow the seed straight onto the place where the mother plant is growing, again with mixed results.

Seeds and germination issues / Re: meconopsis henrici
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:10:10 PM »
Your henrici looked quite large and healthy before you potted them on Poppy Girl, Do you grow them under cover? Coldframe/Greenhouse? Mine are outside in the elements and are much slower looking considering we live fairly close. I am wary of them in the greenhouse after a load dried out for only a day last year and I lost many of them. Hence they are outside. This weeks monsoon should suit them. :)

Growing / Re: First seed germinated 2017
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:03:48 PM »
Yes, Excellent germination pictures. I had some reasonable germination this year and last week when we had a dry spell there was a lot of greenfly around. I sprayed a few plants that had it on and as they were next to the mecs, I puffed a bit on them. NOTE: Not a good idea, it has wiped out a fair amount of the germinated seed. The first few true leaves were on many and when I looked in a couple of days time, they were all withered and brown. Lesson Learned....the hard way :(. There are some that seem OK though, so at least they didn't all die.

A question for all the growers out there, what sort of feeding do you give the young seedlings? I have been using Miracid in a liquid  feed. I also note that a lot of people seem to prick out and move the seedlings on a lot earlier than I would thing of doing. Is this right? Do you put slow release fertiliser in the bottom of the mix in the potting on pots?

Tips and advice all welcome. The group can all learn from each and everyone's experiences.

Cultivars / Re: Lingholm
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:13:04 AM »
Super plants that look very well grown, thanks for sharing them with us

Members New & Notice Board / Re: Gardening Scotland 2017
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:11:03 AM »
Well done to Sharon and the team who all helped get another gold. Sorry I missed it all this year

Seeds and germination issues / Re: Mec dhwojii, who grows it
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:08:55 AM »
Well done Alice, they look excellent. I will need to source some seed and try again

Identification issues / Re: Horridula?
« on: June 01, 2017, 06:46:47 PM »
It looks like very close to M. racemosa for  me,

General Meconopsis Forum / MOVED: Meconopsis staintonii
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:55:09 PM »

General Meconopsis Forum / MOVED: Species which hybridise
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:54:12 PM »

General Meconopsis Forum / MOVED: Meconopsis balangensis
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:52:57 PM »

General Meconopsis Forum / MOVED: Meconopsis betonicifolia
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:52:22 PM »

Identification issues / Re: Horridula?
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:01:34 PM »
This is a M horridula (of Hort), that I have always thought of as prattii or racemosa, it spreads its self around the rockery quite nicely.

Growing / Re: Meconopsis baileyi ex Doshog La
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:55:38 PM »
I have also had reasonable germination. I am not experienced enough to know whether the leaves are rounder that normal. I have  only grown M. baileyi once before and cannot remember the seedling leaf shape.

Seeds and germination issues / Re: meconopsis henrici
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:51:18 PM »
Pretty good germination, but despite a little feeding they look a little chloritic (Yellow).

Growing / Re: Growing Meconopsis
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:27:14 PM »
They are all looking good Ian. I now have some germination from this years seed and a few from last year. I will try to post a few pictures for all to see. Exciting times, I just love it when things start to germinate.

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

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


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.

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

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.

Species / 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

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:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Hybrids / 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

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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