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Bulbo. species

Two Bulbocodium Section species. N. tenuifolius as the name implies has very fine foliage and is a neat small plant of deepest gold. It grows in rocky crevices in southern…

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Influence of N. hedraeanthus

Many of the Moroccan bulbocodiums are too tall and need staking. I’ve been using really small N. hedraeanthus as my “stem shortener” and in 3366 it has worked beautifully, the…

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bulbocodium seedlings

Some N. bulbocodium seedling selections – the influence of stated N. hedraeanthus is not obvious – in fact I suspect open pollination in most cases. Brian

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Min’s

Another miniature 1Y-Y selection and N. lagoi showing its typical erect hooded spathe. Brian

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Miniature yellow trumpets

Getting good flat, broad and smooth petals into really miniature yellow trumpets is difficult. Tthis first three selections of the season looked better ‘in the flesh’ – the camers shows…

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Some Helebores

Spring is coming to N. Ireland. I like Helebores and they are starting to bloom – the flowers have perfection of form (even if they don’t have 6 petals!!) and…

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