Babiana

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Fermi

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Re: Babiana
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2016, 01:53:03 PM »
Another Babiana villosa, a slightly lighter in colour,
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Re: Babiana
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 03:54:47 AM »
"New" for us is Babiana scariosa growing in a sand-bed which had been over-shadowed for the last few years until a hedge was removed a few months ago,
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Re: Babiana
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2016, 07:43:37 AM »
When these South African bulbous plants suddenly flower en masse after a wildfire, I wonder how much it's the effects of the fire itself, and how much simply the removal of the overgrown vegetation around them - like your hedge here?
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« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2019, 04:35:59 PM »
I think this is Babiana patersoniae flowering for the first time this past week having been sown about 2 years ago.
It's in a "community" trough after a tray of seed-pots  was upended and I swept up the debris into a foam box!
I don't think there was any other babianas but I'd better check!
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Re: Babiana
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2019, 05:35:12 AM »
Lovely - this white form shows off the anthers so well. (Pacific Bulb Soc says it normally smells of cloves, strongest at night....might be a useful check).
Alisdair Aird
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Fermi

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Re: Babiana
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2019, 11:47:05 AM »
Babiana spathacea grows quite upright when growing in full sun!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Re: Babiana
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2019, 03:31:24 PM »
First flowers of Babiana tubiflora for this year
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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2019, 01:11:05 PM »
Fermi they are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Our bulbs are shooting up as there was some heavy rain last week and also a drop in temperature
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2019, 07:40:04 AM »
Lucky escape for the Babiana patersoniae Fermi. They are very pretty and it just shows one should never give up when accidents happen.  :)
Glad to hear you have had some rain at last Charithea - we too are experiencing a drop in temperatures after a warm October and the forecast is for a wet start to November. The garden is still looking good though with Salvias the stars of the show.
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Fermi

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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2019, 03:18:39 PM »
Lovely - this white form shows off the anthers so well. (Pacific Bulb Soc says it normally smells of cloves, strongest at night....might be a useful check).
Hi Alisdair,
I couldn't smell anything but my partner says it has a scent but he couldn't say it was cloves.
There are 4 babianas which are going to flower but they are doing it in succession!
Here's the next to bloom - interesting green tips!
Thanks, Carole,
yes, I'm glad I was able to save this lot - another trayful ended up getting swept onto a neighboouring bed!
Charithea,
you're welcome! Glad you are getting rain - we had an inch over the last few days - as the bulbs are dying down I've been moving pots under cover to prevent them getting wet as the weather gets hot,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!