Some pre-Spring blooms.

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » January 27th, 2013, 9:38 pm

Khan sb very nice specially the Amaryllis Dynamite.Its a good addition.lets see your roses Inshallah next month.Your roses will bloom earlier than mine.keep watching for aphids which normally attack rose buds in early spring.as soon as you see them spray over them. Once rose bud open then its not effective to spray pesticides.

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by aykhan » January 27th, 2013, 10:16 pm

Thanks for the tip Khan saheb. Last year I used Aceta Mepard for aphids with excellent result.

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » January 27th, 2013, 10:33 pm

Dr sb Aceta mepard is very good, its also very effective against mealy bugs.if you have Hibiscus plants check them at least on weekly bases.Mealy bugs normally start from hibiscus.

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by khabbab » January 28th, 2013, 2:00 pm

Good to see osmanthus flowering and meeting expectations of its heavy fragrance, so we can consider this as a perennial in lahore or not yet?

How fragrant is the african gardenia?, you are growing it for fragrance of course.
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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by aykhan » January 28th, 2013, 2:41 pm

I think Osmanthus will be perennial if it gets established so can take the heat of May and June better. If you see a big plant anywhere then buy. African gardenia has same fragrance as gardenia but milder however is supposed to bloom continually with numerous blooms.

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by aykhan » February 18th, 2013, 11:38 am

Very fragrant double narcissus. Cant remember the name.

My TBI about to bloom. Can't wait.

Beautiful gift from Khabbab, Cyrtanthus mackenni. However, it was not fragrant for me. Will wait to check it's subsequent blooms.
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Double narcussis. Forgot the name.
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Cyrtanthus mackenni GIFT from Khabbab

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 18th, 2013, 12:05 pm

Lovely, so this is the normal bloom time of TBI for Lahore.

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by rabia » February 18th, 2013, 12:24 pm

Your double narcissuss is so beautiful.Is it easily available in lahore?

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by aykhan » February 18th, 2013, 2:47 pm

The Narcissus I got from the USA. It remained in the ground last year and I wasn't expecting it to bloom this year. I was certain it had rotted due to the heavy monsoon. Luckily here it is :)

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Re: Some pre-Spring blooms.

Post by aykhan » February 18th, 2013, 2:52 pm

Thanks to Khabbab, my new found interest in miniature roses.

I had a yellow Anigozanthos also but it rotted last monsoon. The yellow one is still with me and I was so happy to see it spring a bloom. This should be a plant good for xeriscaping and is somewhat unique.

This oxalis "Iron Cross" is awesome since not only are the flowers pretty but even the leaves are beautiful.
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