Today I picked my first flowers for the season. I hope some will last the three weeks until our first show. The season here has become very late due to a cool, overcast August. I will have a good set of miniatures for the NI National and probably no standard flowers except possibly Div 6. So much for Global warming.
These are selections from the cross. Please excuse the fuzzy photos. Technology and Dave are non compatible.
This is 07/06D a bulb of which will be offered at the NI NDS Auction. It is a lovely cream Div 6 mini of which I now have 6 or 7 bulbs
These are some seedlings of a 2Y-P crossed N cyclamineus. Sadly they all appear to be sterile and none took the pink coronal colour which is what I had hoped for. The very top flower is faultless but useless as it is too big for a mini and would never compete with Rapture or Abracadabra at a New Zealand show.
Little Gem has made a wonderful display this year. I find it best in open ground and totally neglected.