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Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise)

meanie

By Meanie


Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise) (Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise))

The flower of the more common Strelitzia reginae emerging.
Taken today at Oxfords botanic gardens.



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how's your bud coming on Meanie, that must be doing well...

14 Mar, 2012

 

what a beauty and a fabulous photo!

14 Mar, 2012

 

About half a metre high, fattening up and getting a little colour too Surreylad! Best of all, I think no.2 is trying to poke through!

Thanks Sticki - not long until I have one of my own!!!

14 Mar, 2012

 

lucky you! its a fantastic thing ~ is it a bird, is it a plane??

14 Mar, 2012

 

sounds excellent...

14 Mar, 2012

 

It's just perfect Sticki!

I'm not sure 100% yet SL, but the way that the foliage is moving offline is the same way as my first one started.

14 Mar, 2012

 

its like a celebration all in one, i love those sleek lines and the firebird colours!

14 Mar, 2012

 

It will be a celebration when it blooms - seven years from seed!

14 Mar, 2012

 

seven years?????

isnt that a film title??

14 Mar, 2012

 

Got me on that one!!

Seven Years In Tibet?

14 Mar, 2012

 

thats the one. have you been growing it for 7 years?

14 Mar, 2012

amy
Amy
 

There's nothing common about that ,it's exquisite !

14 Mar, 2012

 

Yup - seven years Sticki!

Thanks Amy!

14 Mar, 2012

 

Well you deserve a celebration then, for perserverance!

14 Mar, 2012

 

It's about average Sticki!

14 Mar, 2012

 

Just cut my last bloom off Meanie.....7 blooms in total, For its 1st flowering season it did well on Tomato feed...

15 Mar, 2012

 

Tomato feed it is then Milky! How often?

15 Mar, 2012

 

Every week Meanie...........Mine has flowered overwinter in the greenhouse so its been fedd all year.........obviously not soaking it like I do in the summer, but keeping it moist...........

16 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Milky!

16 Mar, 2012

 

i have a garden full of these whats the big fuss lol

wow how stunning is it beautiful plant Meanie :)))

i want one :))))

19 Mar, 2012

 

Get yerself some seeds Mark and wait seven years!!!!!
My seed grown plant is very close to its first bloom!

19 Mar, 2012

 

Stunning i love it well done im so impressed :)

19 Mar, 2012

 

I wish that this one was mine Mark - it's huge!

19 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Meanie i read it wrong sorry thought it was yours.I bet you do wish it was yours as i wish it was mine.Its gorgeous:))))

22 Mar, 2012

 

Mark - I reckon that I'm three to four weeks away from showing mine off.

22 Mar, 2012

 

We look forward to seeing it .Will keep a look out for it :))))))

23 Mar, 2012

 

I also thought this was yours Meanie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 Apr, 2012

 

Wish it was Tommymoo - mine is painfully slow!! The flower bud is as high as the leaves now.

8 Apr, 2012

 

Oh.. I remember yours started to produce the flower stalk earlier than mine! Talk about frustrating!

8 Apr, 2012

 

Tommymoo - I've only waited seven years, so what's a few extra months!

9 Apr, 2012

 

Positive thinking, Meanie! I admire your attitude - I'm totally the opposite.. I was depressed (even p****d off and threw stones to the field once or twice lol) when I saw dead cordylines, cannas etc etc. I'm terrible :0)

9 Apr, 2012

 

Lordy!!
I've waited five years for my Hippeastrum cybister to rebloom! Didn't realise that it was a cool growing one!

9 Apr, 2012

 

5 years to see your Hippopotamus!? - Joking; it sounds similar lol I googled it - it's gorgeous and definitely worth a wait. What a patient gardener you are!!!

9 Apr, 2012

 

It's the only time that I am patient!
H.cybister is a bit of a gem. The variety is "Chicko", and the only time that it bloomed for me it was rather special which is why I've stuck at it!

9 Apr, 2012

 

Oh I see. The flower stalk was 40 cm tall last month, according to your comment on "Chicko." How is it doing now? Nealy time to bloom???

9 Apr, 2012

 

69cm - just measured it!!

9 Apr, 2012

 

Ooohhh, it's grown a lot in a short period!
Can you see a sign of flower?

10 Apr, 2012



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