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I can send you new ones Trond

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I have two types of L socialis, one is also flowering now- not fancy, but still nice- and this is a form with nice leaves... I have a couple other Ledebourias too, though some of the most amazing ones are very hard to get- especially in Canada!
Here's a not very exciting photo from today of Ledebouria socialis (hard to see in this pic, but the leaf is a bit more shapely than my other form, nicer markings, and the leaf back gets darker in stronger light... Also Ledebouria 'Leatherleaf'

 
I have no idea how many plants I have inside-- I suppose around a couple hundred maybe.... No way I could deal with just outdoor gardening here when the season is so short...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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bulborum wrote:

I can send you new ones Trond

R

Roland, thank you very much! I'll PM you.

cohan wrote:

I have no idea how many plants I have inside-- I suppose around a couple hundred maybe.... No way I could deal with just outdoor gardening here when the season is so short...

Well, I have about 100 I think - and that's enough for me. Takes time to check them all during the winter although some are completely dry during the winter. But you have some interesting ones, Cohan ;)

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Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Some of mine are winter dry as well, though I am trying to get more winter growers, that's the whole point of having plants inside!! My best light is in spring and fall, so I have started to water my summer growers quite early, and late into fall, with a shorter winter rest, and half dry in summer; I follow a similar schedule for things like Haworthia, which are mostly winter growers in habitat, but I don't water during the darkest time of winter, and again in mid-summer (though its not hot here) I don't water again..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

Some of mine are winter dry as well, though I am trying to get more winter growers, that's the whole point of having plants inside!! My best light is in spring and fall, so I have started to water my summer growers quite early, and late into fall, with a shorter winter rest, and half dry in summer; I follow a similar schedule for things like Haworthia, which are mostly winter growers in habitat, but I don't water during the darkest time of winter, and again in mid-summer (though its not hot here) I don't water again..

Have you sorted your plants in classes according to watering regimes or do they all get the same treatment?
Or maybe you remember the exact programme for each and every plant you have ;)

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Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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They are more or less grouped, but I also have to fit pots where I can fit them, and where they can get appropriate light.. So I try to put pots with similar schedules together in trays, and give more or less water by making a looser soil for those that want to be drier -- this is espeically true for cacti; some plants though, just get stuck in where there is space..
Once they are adults and on schedule (seedlings tend to get water all year for a couple of years) I do know what schedule each plant needs..
That doesn't mean I always water them when I should....lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Seems you have plenty to do even when the garden is snow covered ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Sometimes it seems the outdoor garden is just a small blip on the radar..... in fact, maybe I only imagined that there is a growing season outdoors here....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Howey
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Thanks for the info about the Moraeas, Michael.  I'll give it a try.  I heard that a high potash content in the fertilizer was a desirable thing with these South African bulbs?  Fran

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London, Ontario, Canada
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Hoy
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I bought a bulb of this plant when I visited South Africa in 2003. Now I have a potfull of them and they flower from a long time every spring with nicely scented flowers.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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