N cyclamineus

August 7, 2017
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Yesterday I mentioned variation in the species cyclamineus. The first to flower opened today. I picked it for a Hort Soc meeting. It has lovely form and is always very…

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Wendy Akers

Dear All, It is with sadness that I report the passing of Wendy Akers. Wendy and James were good friends for many years. We hunted daffodils together in Spain and…

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Sad News

August 6, 2017
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It is with much sadness that I must inform you of the passing of Wendy Akers. I know many will have known her and enjoyed her company both in the…

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More miniatures flowering in Canberra

August 2, 2017
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Hi Some more photos of what is flowering in Canberra now. I like your splits and the viridiflorus seedlings Lawrence. We have some split bulbocodiums but they flower a little…

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Winter 2017

As Graham has remarked it’s been a dry frosty winter here in Canberra. End of winter is in sight with the first pseudonarcissus and jonquilla in flower. There are some…

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2017, Whatever season….

Here in the northern parts of South Africa we experienced a very fierce winter – last week – and some cold days since. Winter arrived very late and one can…

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2017 Daffodil Season is underway in Canberra

Our season is well and truly under way despite the very dry and cold winter we have had in Canberra. The micro mini is about half the size and height…

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Erlicheer and White Pearl

The  daffodil  season  is  moving  slowly  in  New  Zealand  and  most  areas  had  a rough  weekend  as  a severe  southerly front  moved  up  the  country . My  cutflower  numbers  for …

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Bulbs of Mitsch’s ‘Lemon Tree’

We have received a query from Denise who lives in Utah asking where she can buy bulbs of Grant Mitsch’s daffodil  ‘Lemon Tree‘ .  If you can provide a source…

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Introduction

July 15, 2017
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For my talk on bulbs last night I used the following abstract. I thought it was quite good myself and you are welcome to use it. The Story of Bulbs…

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Open Pollination/culled daffodil seeds/bulbs

July 10, 2017
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If you go out into the fields or flower beds after dark you will sometimes see hundreds of not thousands of moths working over the blooms on the daffodils. During…

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Chinese Sacred Lily

July 10, 2017
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I have known about the Chinese Sacred Lily for some time. I am giving a prestigious lecture on bulbs and have delved into literature and art for the talk, deciding…

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Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open pollination because only 1 to…

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