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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject: snowy mespilus not snowing Reply with quote

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=116

I have a snowy mespilus and wonder why it is only budding now. It says should have flowers in April but April is next week.. In one garden centre the label said flowers/march/april /may. i understood it was in April.

It looks fine and buds are big and about to break. i do not want to miss the flowering. Any advice?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry! You don't say where you live, but I presume you are in Ireland.
The website you quote is British and the RHS (great organisation as it is) will give flowering times for England. Things are often a good bit later, here - this applies to the info on seed packets, too. My own Amelanchier is only starting to bud now. My garden is in Donegal, so it could be a full month later than those in the south, or the UK. Also, I'm on a north facing slope, which also delays things.
If it is any way healthy, your Snowy Mespilus will snow soon, and the berries in June will feed the blackbirds, too. We can eat the berries - they taste good.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
Don't worry! You don't say where you live, but I presume you are in Ireland.
The website you quote is British and the RHS (great organisation as it is) will give flowering times for England. Things are often a good bit later, here - this applies to the info on seed packets, too. My own Amelanchier is only starting to bud now. My garden is in Donegal, so it could be a full month later than those in the south, or the UK. Also, I'm on a north facing slope, which also delays things.
If it is any way healthy, your Snowy Mespilus will snow soon, and the berries in June will feed the blackbirds, too. We can eat the berries - they taste good.


Yes it is healthy and is starting to bud. The buds are big and about to burst but will be later than UK as you say. i am in southern part of Ireland.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've nothing to worry about, then. It will flower when it's ready.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you cannot rush nature most are only budding now with a rise in temp over the coming weeks it will flower if the bullfinches dont eat them all
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that you mention bull finches: I sometimes see them in the garden, but not often. I was delighted, last August, to see a pair very busy in the border at the bottom of my garden. They were very active for about a week in the groundcover - mostly Geranium Pheum. I think they were after aphids and it was great fun watching them. Their colour is so startling.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coming along now....
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getting there....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see a photo when it's blooming well. It's a lovely shrub.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what it should look like in full bloom.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:05 pm    Post subject: Snowy Mespilus Reply with quote

Or like this, grown as a shrub.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pic


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It gave birth!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
It gave birth!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And lovely it is, too.
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