More water lilies

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Charithea

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More water lilies
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:18:02 PM »
Test message. I have been learning how to post photos. This was the nearest pic.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 07:40:43 AM by Alisdair »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Fleur Pavlidis

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 06:03:31 PM »
When we did a teachers' day at Sparoza I happened to have masses of off-shoots of a nano water lily to give as presents. I demonstrated how they could be planted in any sort of vessel, but the one I kept in a big flower pot has failed to flower so I'm jealous to see yours flowering away. In the pond proper it's fine.
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John J

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 05:00:12 AM »
Fleur, we have 2 of these tanks. They are 80cms in diameter by 50/60cms deep. We got them from Andreas Protopapas, a well-known waterlily breeder here in Cyprus (he's won competitions in the US and provided plants for the RHS garden at Wisley in the past). He orders them from a company in Italy.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Charithea

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 07:04:23 AM »
Hi Fleur, I have learnt how to minimize pics last night at Markos' birthday party. Now I shall bore you all with my photos. I am sending the photos of the Nymphaea Escarboucle. It flowers non stop. It loves the hot sun.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2014, 07:07:31 AM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Charithea

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 07:08:50 AM »
Sorry this is the other pic.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Daisy

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 10:09:47 AM »
Your water lilies are looking really good Charithea.
I love Escarboucle. I used to grow it in England. It was free flowering there too.
Is that Nymphaea pygmaea Helvolva in the first photo?
Daisy :)
Amateur gardener, who has gardened in Surrey and Cornwall, England, but now has a tiny garden facing north west, near the coast in north east Crete. It is 300 meters above sea level. On a steep learning curve!!! Member of both MGS and RHS

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Charithea

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 12:29:07 PM »
Hello Daisy, thank you. They are so reliable. The Escarboucle always come first and then the rest follow until Autumn.  The yellow Nymphaea is Moorei or mooreana. It was just opening that is why it looks small and also because I am a bad photographer and I took it from the wrong angle. Charithea
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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John J

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 09:27:54 AM »
Our first flowers of this season.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Alisdair

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 08:37:38 AM »
John, are those in the containers you said were 80cm wide by 50/60cm deep, or in a bigger pond?
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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John J

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 10:16:12 AM »
These are both in the containers, Alisdair.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2019, 05:29:33 PM »
Completely off the subject but while I was answering Alisdair's question I spotted something in the second water lily photo. Can anyone else see what appears to be a small creature in the water in the second photo? Below the top flower and above the leaf, it's grey with a white face and a large ear sticking out to the side. Or are the years catching up with me and I'm starting to see things?
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 06:14:35 PM »
My goodness, what is it?
Have you gone out to look for it again?
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Caroline

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2019, 10:33:32 PM »
Looks like a specimen of Unidentificatus horridus to me,  or perhaps its just some kind of seed pod?  ::)
I am establishing a garden on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes out of Auckland. The site is windy, the clay soil dries out quickly in summer and is like plasticine in winter, but it is still very rewarding. Water is an issue, as we depend on tanks. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas. Caroline

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John J

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 05:35:17 AM »
I did check yesterday and there is absolutely nothing there. I took the following photo this morning before the flowers opened and as can be seen there is only the play of light on the water and the weeds. The human brain is hard-wired to attempt to make sense of random images and so may see such things as faces where none exist.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Alisdair

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 10:29:09 AM »
Naiads seems to have sprung to maturity almost instantly, so if it was a baby naiad she may already now be lurking full-sized somewhere else waiting to spirit you away, John!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society