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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:51 pm 
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my package arrived today and i cut the box open fast.

i have been having a run of things going crappy lately. so for example, i have for the last few years gotten a lot of roosters to hens hatch, killed many lovely plants that like me hate both wind and mud.

so, to buffer my current success failure ratio i bought 3(each place i saw selling them, had them of similar age). each of the bulbs have a shoot but no leaves. they are small, so i cannot picture putting it in a 500mm pot at this current size of between 15 - 20mm(ish).

the packaging was a sandy mix in a plastic bag, thenwrapped in newspaper layers & in a box.

pictured is the bigger of the bulbs.
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the chance that they might grow as massive as yours lucky 992 is exciting.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:38 am 
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i planted the bulbs up into 3 pots of approximately 30 cm each. they were the largest permanant pots i had. i used 3/4 potting mix, 1/4 sand and tiny gravel mixed together.
the ones pictured are here and the 3rd has been sent to my Mum for 3 years. her first reaction seeing it was "do you want me to put it in a smaller pot?" Mum looked it up in her garden book and is not going to put it in her watering regime. she is going to take care of it so if the worst happens here, there is one safe bulb with Mum.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:50 am 
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I was fortunate to be given one of these lovely plants a couple of days ago. The person who gave it to me is a very experienced daffodil grower (commercial) and said advice usually with bulbs is not to give too much nitrogen as it tends to cause the 'scales' of bulbs to be soft and loose, which is more prone to rot and disease. They need good drainage so the grower had the plant in a raised rockery type bed in the garden with the bulbs almost totally above the soil surface.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:47 pm 
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Don't be surprised if the young bulbs adjust their own depth depending on conditions. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes!
New leaves are under way here on the smaller bulbs. The flowering is over on the larger ones but no leaves as yet.
Very few (only 4 seeds) this year here. Maybe due to the re-potting.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:00 am 
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the bulbs that i bought have started to grow their leaves in and i am wrapt that they didn't die. the pictures are from earlier today. [emoji2]


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:33 am 
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Best Easter gift!! Look healthy too, good work.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:58 am 
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thank you PossumCorner. i have neglected them just tight until i saw leaf action; though it was hard as i kept looking for any sign of green. :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:19 pm 
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Yep they look first class. Must have got that potting mix right...... Well done :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:06 am 
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Hi Grabby,
was just wondering if you have extra leaf size or numbers this year on your brunsvigia bulbs?

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