Saturday, January 21, 2017

Some announcements & Changes

First off, I'm still here although I've not posted for nearly 3 years.

About the blog

Several things have happened - I've found it harder and harder to manage the blogger now it's on google and I'm regularly inputting to a group blog which makes it hard to navigate to my other blog sites. Google now insists on one ID so that means I also need to sign out of my google account and then get into this one - I can't even update the password apparently.

Unless I can migrate theis blog somehow to my main google ID and have an easy switch to go between this and the other site(s) I'll need to move onto another blog platform.

I'll  put up a link to the new blog if that happens.

About InspiringPlants.org

I got a note from someone telling me the site was down. It's been around since the late 90s I think and somehow the web forwarding fell over. Anyway it had fallen into disrepair because the various tools I'd used to create it were no longer being supported.

I've now managed to transfer it to another company and am planning to rebuild it as soon as I can.



Sunday, April 20, 2014

White April

A mix of plants for April all on a white theme. First a Cyclamen that turned up in the plunge - I suspect it's Cyclamen x meiklei (C. repandum x creticum) which vaires from white through pink to dark pink, mimicking anything from C. repandum to C.rhodium to something that looks like C.creticum.

Then Fritillaria purdyi from seed, it took 9 years to flower!

Leucoryne ixiodies, this came as var alba but I think it's naturally white. Smells wonderfull!

Lewisia tweedyii alba from AGS seed.





Saturday, March 15, 2014

A couple of Frits

Two for today, F. kurdica (from Iran) and F. hermonis.



Sunday, March 09, 2014

Primula allionii

There is usually a some point in the year, usually when I'm pulling dead bits out of a plant, that I wonder if it's all worth it. Then spring comes and I realise, yes, they are worth the trouble.

Primula allionii - one of Brian Burrow's seedlings

Primula allionii Lacewing

Primula allionii Marion

Primula allionii hybrid - I grew this myself as a seedling from P. allionii Mary Berry but I don't think it's pure allionii

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stealing Photos

I shouldn't really have to say this but lifting pictures from my blog, using them for commercial purposes and slapping your own copyright on it isn't really cricket.

Those that do so and refuse to make amends will be named and shamed here. Plus I'll take other action.

Sad really, I like to share my pictures, many are now on wikipedia but I can't abide this kind of dishonesty.

And when you think about it - if you are selling seeds or plants - how come you can't take your own pictures?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cyclamen leaves Part 2 - Graecum



Cyclamen graecum is famous for having some of the best leaf forms of all Cyclamen. Here are just a few;

First two are Cyclamen graecum graecum - grown from seed collected by Melvyn Jope. 

The third one is just graecum with no further information.

The fourth one is supposed to be C. graecum anatolicum and you can see it's much smaller than the others.

The fifth silver/pewter one is "Rhodope" named after a location in Crete.

The final one is supposed to be the Monte Smith form from Rhodes (anatolicum), again it's tiny.