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Pink flowers?

Postby NM » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:02 pm

Is there a good gardening site anyone can recommend, so I can learn about what plants are what???

I have some pink flowers that at the moment are not flowering obviusly, it's winter!!!!

But they were flowering in late Sept/October, My neighbour gave me them from his garden, he said they were bluebells, but they aren't??

What could thay be??
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Postby Conveyancer » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:44 pm

I recommened the Dr Hessayon books for beginners
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Postby NM » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:16 pm

Ah, Yes. I know the expert books!!! My dad used to have loads, I wanted 'em but my brother took 'em to the charity shop after he died, I was cross.............

Anyway, what are these pink flowers? any ideas??
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Postby Conveyancer » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:13 pm

There are too many possibilities. More info needed!
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Postby NM » Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:06 pm

At the moment there is nothing to see but looks like bulbs sticking up out of the soil....

they flower in Late sept, Oct time....They are pink!!

the leaves are very long and thin, like those of a spider plant, but green and shinny!!!!

The leaves come up from April to when they flower in Autumn.....
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Postby carpinus » Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:31 pm

Could be COLCHICUM, common names..autumn crocus & naked ladies. There are about 45 varieties, many of which have pink flowers. Very nice, at a time of year when there may not be too much else in flower.
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Postby NM » Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:49 pm

No thats not it..........

Just had a look on google at pictures!!!

They stand taller than that!!!!
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Postby Dorset Boy » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:08 pm

NM

Try Amaryllis 'Bella Donna' probably the best bet given the info so far. Produces a flower stalk about 18 inch to two feet long several trumpet shaped flowers on top and often after flowering a marble sizd seed pod appears behind the dead flower. loves full sun with little competition and no disturbance. It will tolerate our modern winters in the south no problem. if it starts to struggle a clue is it will produce leaves and no flowers.
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Postby Beech » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:57 pm

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Postby NM » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:54 pm

Dorset boy and Beech, I think ur right!!!

It looks like both the Nerine & the Bella donna ( Same Family)

but why would my neighbour think they were blue bells when he gave 'em to me????
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Postby carpinus » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:00 pm

Bluebells may also be found with white & pink flowers but they flower in spring & not autumn as your flowers do.
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Postby NM » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:09 pm

Thanks
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Postby Dorset Boy » Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:41 pm

Hi NM

The nerine tends to be a stronger pink and the petals are quite narrow and almost crinkly making less of a trumpet shaped flower. The Bella donna is a real trumpet like the amaryllis you see grown indoors. Also if you move a bit of the soil from around the neck of the bulb the nerine will be just below the surface and be quite scaly and narrowish , the amaryllis will be deeper and be, if they have flowered, quite large (apple sized or more) and be very round in shape. Finally the nerine will seldom exceed 14-16 inches high and the stem is thinner and green, bella donna tends to be upto 24" with a thick reddish stem.
As for Bluebells!!!
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