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  • mcmoonter
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    We’ve collected hundreds of seeds from our Himalayan Lilies.

    They take a few years to flower but are pretty spectacular when they do.

    Email me and I’ll fire you some seeds in the post.

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=324

    jekkyl
    Member

    can I grow em in the conservatory?

    mcmoonter
    Member

    They are native to the Himalayas so I’d think they’d do better outside. They grow to a couple of metres in height too.

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    Hope they don’t spread like Tibetan Balsam, it plagues all my local rides

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    * Does not like *

    mcmoonter
    Member

    Hope they don’t spread like Tibetan Balsam, it plagues all my local rides

    That’s Himalayan Balsam. That’s a completely different plant and I agree its a menace.

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=480

    slackalice
    Member

    Loving them!

    YGM
    Thank you!

    IanMunro
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    They look fantastic!, but sound a bit of a bugger to germinate. Have you successfully germinated from seed?

    mcmoonter
    Member

    They look fantastic!, but sound a bit of a bugger to germinate. Have you successfully germinated from seed?

    We’ve not had a lot of success with germination. It might be worth putting half the seeds into the fridge for a spell to trick them into thinking they are back home. They don’t like being mollycoddled.

    This is a bit of an experiment to see if they’ll work elsewhere.

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    Tempted but if they take a couple of years to flower there will probably be a new standard in lilies around by then, probably 3m tall ones (118 7/64b)

    Mintman
    Member

    That’s a kind offer and a great challenge, YHM.

    MrGrim
    Member

    Lovely, YGM

    scandywag
    Member

    Yes please, I’ll report back how they fare in Sweden. 😀

    MrGrim
    Member

    Double post

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    Thanks, YGM

    mcmoonter
    Member

    I had no idea there were so many gardeners here on STW. I’ve got a bundle ready for posting, any more for any more?

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    P – just asked my very green-fingered mother and she’d be delighted with some seeds. I shall PM you now.
    cheers
    M

    oldschool
    Member

    Thank you YGM

    Premier Icon roger_mellie
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    I’d be delighted to join the propagating experiment if you have any seeds/ stamps left 🙂 Off to the email now.

    Anna B
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    Also interested if you have any left! have just mailed you. Thank you!

    Premier Icon Alphabet
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    Yes please if you’ve got any left. YGM. Thanks.

    aa
    Member

    I’d like some please, to continue my 4yr olds journey into gardening

    mcmoonter
    Member

    I’ve got one envelope left.

    mcmoonter
    Member

    Last envelope gone. I will get some more tomorrow.

    mcmoonter
    Member

    That was a bit of an unexpected response, in a really good way. STW is the new WI.

    Here’s the youtube clip I referred to in my emails. This will be a sleeper of a thread as they take a few years till they flower, but it really is worth the wait. Good luck.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsdxZTtQCE8[/video]

    YGM if there’s any left.

    Thanks

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Am I too late?

    Swelper
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    Im in, will drop you a line, hope they like the North East. Will also give some to parents, very keen gardeners.

    mcmoonter
    Member

    I posted seeds out to everyone that emailed me yesterday, they should reach you all tomorrow.

    I’ve found five more envelopes, if anyone else would like some be quick.

    Bunnyhop & Swelper I’ll have them in the post tomorrow.

    Swelper
    Member

    Cheers mcmoonter, much appreciated

    Premier Icon mtbmaff
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    Hi Peter, have you any seeds left?

    I’ve emailed you my address if you have, thanks Matt.

    Premier Icon luffy105
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    Isn’t this how the Day of the Triffids started…?

    So after spending years genetically modifying plants that will wee in your shoes and let your tyres down, mcmoonter retreats back to his lab that is cunningly disguised as an artists studio to watch the horror unfold!

    You don’t fool me with your seemingly kind and generous gestures mcmoonter!

    I may have made the coffee too strong this morning 🙂

    alanf
    Member

    Am I too late?
    Will take an envelope if any are still available.

    Edric 64
    Member

    More mail from me ,although i`m probably to late

    mcmoonter
    Member

    Isn’t this how the Day of the Triffids started…?

    The Triffids may be easier to germinate.

    We harvested the seeds for this year’s stock so they should be in perfect condition.

    I’ll get the last ones in the post today.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Cheers mcm – have arrived.
    Will pass them on to Mrs Stoner senior this weekend.

    slackalice
    Member

    I’ve also just received a whole load of Mcm’s seed! I wasn’t expecting so much! 😯

    Couldn’t resist! 😉

    Thank you Peter. They shall be passed to two very fine horticulturists to work their skills and magic upon!

    mcmoonter
    Member

    I’ve also just received a whole load of Mcm’s seed! I wasn’t expecting so much!

    I also recieved some of his seed today. Thanks

    Premier Icon alexonabike
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    Strangely, we were talking about this plant at work today (I’m a trainee gardener for the NT) as our plants have produced lots of seed too. We were talking about the viability of UK-grown seed as many propagators advise seed to be brought from abroad as UK seed is often unviable for some reason (we could not fathom). So we too are experimenting with this! Good luck all!

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