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Identification issues / Re: unknown seedling
« Last post by Meconopsis_Group on August 11, 2017, 03:14:22 PM »
Hello your plant looks like Meconopsis MG 3 (Alaska) close to M. betonicifolia cheers.
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Identification issues / unknown seedling
« Last post by Blue Stu on August 11, 2017, 01:21:41 PM »
A seedling in a batch of aculeata was different from the others so I potted it up separately. Is it a meconopsis & if so what?
It is about 200mm tall & the petiole is about 110mm long.

I have just been looking at a post by AliceB from may this year, she got an id of baileyi. Neither are like other baileyi I have. My leaf blade is shorter than the petiole & it is broader tho the asymetric base of the leaf is baileyi-like.
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Pests and diseases / Re: Dodgy dhwojii
« Last post by Blue Stu on August 02, 2017, 03:51:55 PM »
I sent off a plant to RHS advice. This is their reply, any comments and/or has anyone else got dhwojii from the same distribution?

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Thank you for your enquiry to RHS Gardening Advice.

We have examined your Meacanopsis and agree that the especially hairy, crowded growth in the rosette is unusual but we can find no explanation for the change in growth form.

A plant was tested for disease and none was found, nor was there any sign of a pest at work. If these plants are distributed through the trays, it is possible that the growth form is a result of the genetic instructions within the seeds. Environmental or chemical affects on the parent(s) could account for distorted growth from seeds.

I am sorry that we can not be of more help in this instance.
 
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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners
« Last post by Peter Kohn on July 29, 2017, 09:26:08 AM »
Have now received my free copy and am spend time in the local University Library studying it.  Found the odd problem (picture of baileyi and Lingholm seed labelled back to front for example) and I still don't know how many species there are as different numbers appear in different chapters but there is so much description of what conditions various species enjoy in the wild that it makes me wonder why we ever succeed with any of them in the UK but also helps think about what might might be the best situations to try with more knowledge. Anyway, super book.
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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Growing in Pots
« Last post by Costales on July 28, 2017, 09:24:19 AM »
I have never thought of growing them in pots, so will need top give it a try.

I grow in pots quite a bit and it works great.
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General Meconopsis Forum / Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners
« Last post by poppy girl on July 26, 2017, 10:45:32 PM »
Hi Peter 'The Genus Meconopsis'  is all about the species. ' Meconopsis for gardeners' is mostly about the garden cultivars. The two books content are very different.
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Pests and diseases / Re: Dodgy dhwojii
« Last post by Blue Stu on July 26, 2017, 08:08:52 AM »
Your plant looks much more vigorous than mine. The colour is deeper & the purple base to the bristles isn't so pronounced. Maybe I should feed them more.
It looks now as if its a virus
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Pests and diseases / Re: Dodgy dhwojii
« Last post by poppy girl on July 25, 2017, 08:42:05 PM »
I have looked at mine from this years sowing and there is no distortion like yours in any of them.  The image is of last years sowing plant today so does not look as though these leaves have altered over time.
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Pests and diseases / Dodgy dhwojii
« Last post by Blue Stu on July 25, 2017, 01:42:09 PM »
I have 34 dhwojii from the last distribution in pots, about 10 of them are showing distortion to the central leaves. The affected plants are distributed amongst the batch, they are not all in one place. I have only fed them once with Chempack balanced fertiliser & not use any pesticides, none of the other mecs in the same place are showing the symptoms. 

This photo shows a similar shaped leaf to the distortion.
 
http://meconopsisworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/meconopsis-dhwojii.html

Is it a problem or does the leaf shape in dhwojii change as the plant matures?
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Cultivars / Re: Flowering now
« Last post by Meconopsis_Group on July 23, 2017, 09:04:10 AM »
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