Pollination

This is about the relationship between flower structure and pollination efficiency. It also includes reproductive costs and success.

Fertility update – Div.8

November 21, 2013
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When I first met Graham Phillips in the 90’s he cheerfully suggested that people interested in breeding in division 7 and 8 should be sent to the madhouse. I have…

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Fertility update – Div.10

November 18, 2013
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It has been an extraordinary year here for bulbocodiums. The intra-sectional hybrids were great company over the winter. The inter-sectional hybrids are exploding in diversity and yielding all sorts of…

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Fertility update – Div.7

November 15, 2013
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The foundational fertile jonquil/main division hybrids are, of course, Limequilla Hillstar and Quickstep (and perhaps Gertrude Nethercote). The key problem is how to reliably introduce the genetics of the best…

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Fertility Update – Div. 5

There is no clear answer as to which hybrids best exemplify the characteristics of triandrus in standard sized daffodils. There seems to be a move away from hybrids with main…

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Mid June

Finally we’ve had some rain. Hopefully I will now be able to finish planting. (It is very late!) Some nice jonquilla are now flowering. Years ago I selected bulbocodiums that…

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N. x tuckeri

May 26, 2013
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  During my trip to Spain in March I saw  N. x tuckeri for the first time. Leslie Tucker told me the site near Navas de S. Juan. Many N.…

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