Sunday, 26 January 2014

Another picture from the same talented grower in Russia and this time seedlings of Meconopsis betonicifolia. The seed was from the form  Hensol Violet. This batch of her seed was from a Swedish source and  it shows how great the genetic diversity that there is in cultivated stains of this species now.

Monday, 20 January 2014

These are some lovely images from Russia. A quite superb form of what I still call Meconopsis betonicifolia rather than the new name for M. baileyii - and anyway these were grown from seed sent as Hensol Violet from Sweden. They are grown in the garden of a clearly very accomplished plant grower in St-Petersbourg  in Russia - Svetlana Voronina - who has large collections of many plants. She gardens near a forested area so there is shade and wind protection and the area is normally quite wet. 

Saturday, 4 January 2014

David and Margaret Thorn returned to Arunachal Pradesh this year and have brought back some more beautiful images particularly of Meconopsis grandis shown here. I shall add more of these images later in the new year. What is particularly interesting is that they were taken  near the site in Bhutan that the famous Ludlow and Sherriff expedition found L and S 600 - perhaps the best known Meconopsis of all time. I am very grateful to them for sharing these wonderful pictures