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Mary-Anne
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PostSubject: Hippeastrums.   Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:23 pm

So many Hippeastrums flowering at present

These are always the first to open up.



These are usually the last I have so many this year
As all the ones I grew from seed three years ago have flowered
They are the biggest flower of them all.



I have two pale pink varieties this is the palest one with a short stem



The pink on this one is a lot brighter and has a tall stem



A bright orange with a small flower



Somewhere amongst those pots of Orchids on the left are the white
And in front there is a red with white stripes.



Got a few more colours but cannot remember where they are.

One of the day lilies is opened also.

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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:17 pm

Oh no...they are beautiful Mary-Anne!
My few Hippty's are pathetic...while the flower is OK they are flowering on stumpy little stems.
Do you know what would cause this?
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:09 pm

Superb, Mary-Anne. I'm getting some bulbs sent to me shortly so that's exciting. The colour of the day lily is gorgeous.
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:21 pm

THE hippeastrums
I had lot of them once ,about 6 different ones and they all dissapeared when I
was in hospital along with somw other special plants I had, someone thought they needed them more than I did. I often wonder about people who would steal plants from a garden if they were made happy by doing that.
That day lily is divine .I have only had that yellow one flower so far but the plants are looking real good and healthy.
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Thanks Marlene.. Maybe yours only have small stems, my white and those huge red ones only have stems about 30 cms and the lighter pink is a short one too. I don't feed them they say you should, and only water mine when they are budding and flowering, you could say I neglect them. I can send you some seeds of those big red ones when they are ready if you want to have a go at growing them..
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:05 pm

Thanks Betty you will enjoy your Hippys. If you want some of the Hippy seeds do let me know..

That's Sad Gwen I can share my hippys with you if you like next year, I am pleased to hear that the Dayillies are coming along fine and are very healthy. thumbs-up My big yellow Daylilies have heaps of buds on them so they will be blooming very soon..
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:33 am

Mary-Anne wrote:
Thanks Marlene.. Maybe yours only have small stems, my white and those huge red ones only have stems about 30 cms and the lighter pink is a short one too. I don't feed them they say you should, and only water mine when they are budding and flowering, you could say I neglect them. I can send you some seeds of those big red ones when they are ready if you want to have a go at growing them..

Thanks for the offer Mary-Anne but I just don't have any suitable place to plant them. Maybe that is why the ones I have don't do well.
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:37 am

MA Thank you . please add my name to the Hippeastrum list. I got some seed from Gail that are growing well but they are only in their 1st year . I forgot what colour , they take 3 years from seed thats good to know....MA I do hope you are sparking well this morning after yesterday and doctors.How silly of me to suggest rest to you I should know you won't. My Mum used to say there would be plenty or time for rest after she is burried .
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:00 am

That's OK Marlene no worries but if you want to try the seeds in a pot just let me know..

No problem Gwen remembering that some are very big bulbs so we will forget about the pre-paid Satchel will also give you some of the Freesia bulbs and more Babiana perhaps those ones I sent were too small and anything else you would like by then.

And I have no idea when then is Gwen, I cannot remember when I lifted and divided before hammer When I have some time I will research..
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:04 am

Sorry Gwen I forgot to answer your last question.. I am fine I did not sleep very well so have been awake since 3.45 reading till it got light, I have floaties in my vision but I was told not to worry about them so I wont..

I agree with your Mum as I have a lot of living to do too.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:42 am

Mary-Anne, I would love some hippy seed and can you get seed from day lilies?? You gardeners have corrupted me big time, I now have a pot city with its own urban sprawl. Laughing I was thinking I might eventually buy some of the expensive Hippies, doubles I suppose they would be, although I prefer the singles. I can see how you could get a nice collection swapping bulbs and seeds, and from what I have heard, they are pretty tough.
Are those floaties in your vision going to go away?
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:16 pm

MA I agree floaties are harmless they come and go I have had quite a few , they always went away .I also have had Terigiums in one eye for 6 mths but they laft also.
MA when its time for bulbs let me know I wll send pre paid bag .It won't be for a long while yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:36 pm

No Problem Betty I will send them as they pop open as they are suppose to be sown kind of fresh I think.. I never use the floatation method I just pop them into a pot with seed raising mix and never watered then much in the beginning as they are big and like tissue paper kind of, they are not a thick seed..

And yes sometimes the Daylilies do set seeds but not all do so I will keep my eyes open I have grown Yellow Daylilies from seed they took from Autumn to the Late Spring of the second year to flower around 19-20 months here.

Yes those floaties will go away Betty, both my eyes have been very gritty, heavy and watery today that will past soon enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Hippeastrums.   Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:48 pm

Gwen I have heard of that problem but never had it, Cataracts were bad enough, it funny seeing those black and grey shapes floating across the Computer monitor Very Happy

It will have to be a Bigger White bag this time Gwen because when I dig them up I don't want to give you the very small bulblets just in case they don't make it, and I remember digging one up for someone on Garden-Web years ago where there was the Mum Bulb rather large and it had about 10 babies around it, and there was no way I was going to pull them off their Mum I would have broken them.. I am not saying they are all like that, but lots are.. Very Happy
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