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Piccies of Alpines today.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those lewisias! Speechless!
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, they're only imports from the Rockies. Smile

I've a Wall Pennywort going to flower in a few days time.
https://www.google.ie/search?q=wall+pennywort&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9bloVfubNsetU5OQgJgJ&ved=0CCAQsAQ&biw=1292&bih=854
I got it from a neighbouring farmer, who took it off a limestone boulder he was getting rid of. It was was growing in zilch soil on a limestone rock, whereas all the internet info says it grows in acidic soil! So I planted it two weeks ago in a mix of lime dust and water, which set like concrete. it then went ballistic in growing. Here's a pic of it starting to flower.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea - growing local species. Interestng that it doesn't conform to the book, in its soil preferences. I've thought of trying to cultivate some of the tiny ferns that grow naturally on old, lime mortar-built walls, here. They would make a nice contrast of scale and form with my wall-grown lewisias, if I ever get the wall built!
Meanwhile, here are my spine pots in full flower. I'm pleased with them. I've a White lewisia coming into flower, too.



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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Those lewisias! Speechless!

You can only aspire GG, only aspire!

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an alpine novice, what else would I do other than take pride in my achievements and aspire to do better?
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're spot on GG, learn from the master in Limerick.
Sure I'm only winding you up, I owe you a few still!
I thought your efforts looked great anyway, be proud.
PS. Arsenal won the cup.

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Delospermas rule! Smile








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And how!!!
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