Author Topic: Meconopsis Lingholm reappearance  (Read 236 times)

Peter Kohn

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Meconopsis Lingholm reappearance
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:35:53 pm »
Unusually, today I was able to check all my emerging plants both at home, in Sheffield Botanic Gardens (both in the ground and in pots) and up on the allotment. All are beginning to show signs of growth but those at home (at the marginally lowest altitude are barely showing. Paradoxically, the plants on the allotment are the most advanced despite being several hundred feet higher (and on a north-facing slope with no nearby houses to give an urban extra bit of heat).  The only explanation was that the allotment plants are in the most open site though it is hard to believe that the soil is warmer than the plants at home. Trish  pointed out that the allotment plants are also the most mature - probably six or seven years old by now. Does anyone else have any ideas. It is also noticeable that Lingholm germinates significantly later than baileyi.

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Re: Meconopsis Lingholm reappearance
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 03:53:27 pm »
Most interesting, Peter. Could the quality of soil itself play a role in this?

Peter Kohn

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Re: Meconopsis Lingholm reappearance
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 06:21:18 pm »
As a follow up, this summer the allotment has been completely neglected so the Lingholms there are victims of the long hot drought. At least I have seed and it is time to give up the allotment.