Monthly Archives: December 2016

Narcissus Bulb Fly , Hippeastrums and Autumn Tazettas .

December 12, 2016
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I have  a  keen interest  in  Hippeastrums  ,  as  well  as  my  daffs .  They  flower  in NZ  from  November  until  the early  New  Year  . One  of  the  bigger …

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Wanganui , and others 2016 .

December 12, 2016
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The  weekend  between  the  North  Island  National  and  The  S I National  should  be  peak  season  for Northern  growers ;  Wanganui  Horticultural  Society  had  their  show  Saturday  17  September  and …

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Rongotea , a few more .

December 8, 2016
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Just  a  few  more  from  Rongotea ,  mainly   featuring  NZ  flowers . The  class for  3  different  Kiwi  flowers  is  for  the  ROBIN  HILL  TROPHY    It was  well  contested  with …

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Rongotea Spring Show 2016

December 7, 2016
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The  Rongotea  Spring  Show  ,  held  on  a  fine  Thursday  ,  15  September  ,  had  a  good  muster  of  local  growers and  Waikato  grower  Malcolm  Lind ,  down  for  a …

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Autumn blooming Narcissus

Narcissus tazetta has a few Autumn blooming varieties from dry Mediterranean areas that bloom when the first rains arrive in the fall and winter, these varieties don’t need a winter…

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Special first bloom in Georgia

December 5, 2016
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Special first bloom in Georgia

Just as begin planting all my bulbs for spring I find cantabricus smiling at me. It’s always fun to find the first bloom of season but this year it was…

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