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Re: [SPAM]Re: G'day from "Down Under"

  • Subject: Re: [SPAM]Re: G'day from "Down Under"
  • From: "Linda Smith" <irisgrower@cableone.net>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 14:56:16 -0700

 Oh, but I miss the noise those birds make here in America. 
  • Maybe you can make me a recording.
HA!!!!!!
 
Linda in CW AZ
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 12/06/07 14:49:35
Subject: [SPAM]Re: [iris-photos] G'day from "Down Under"
 

G'day Colleen, Mike and Griff,
 
Thank you all for your suggestions.
 
I've got one pod and two stems supporting pods that are infected with rot.
 
In the case of the pod, I've cut it open and washed and dried the seeds. This particular cross was done in early October and the seeds seem pretty well developed, so I'll store them and plant out next June/July.
 
I've cut the other two pods off the infected stems and am storing them in the hope that the goodness left in the pods will help the seeds inside develop further.
 
And yesterday, just to add insult to injury a mob of cockatoos destroyed a number of my seedlings that I'd planted out in the first week of November! I'll have to cover the remaining seedlings with mesh to stop these destructive birds.
 
*Sigh*
Regards,
Mark
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 1:52 PM
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] G'day from "Down Under"

Hi Mark

Given that you?ve probably got heat and humidity together, ouch! Just try to keep your rhizomes as well drained as possible and ensure there?s nothing sitting on top of the rhizomes, mulch etc, that will hold the moisture. When you find rot, cut away the infected part and wash the cut surface with dilute antibacterial soap or ?White King? and leave exposed for a week or so. Rotting pods are hard. If the stem rots out, cut to pod, if fairly well developed and plant the seeds green.

Have fun and send some rain our way.

Colleen Modra

Adelaide Hills

South Australia

www.impressiveirises.com.au

From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark & Wendy Lazzaro
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 9:51 AM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] G'day from "Down Under"

G'day Colleen,

Thanks for the welcome.

Narooma is about two hours North of Eden. I don't know what our average rainfall is here, but this year to date we've had 975mm (39") and I'm having real problems with pod and rhizome rot. Any suggestions?

Thanks for sharing your hybridising goals. I've crossed Kalifa's Horn with TB Spiced Tiger and the pod is growing.

Look forward to talking to you further.

Regards,

Mark

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 4:14 PM

Subject: RE: [iris-photos] G'day from "Down Under"

Hi Mark

Good to have another Aussie on board, sometimes Jan and I feel a bit alone. So now we have a Victorian and a South Aussie and a New South Welshman.  Where about on the South Coast do you live? As far south as Eden? I live near Lobethal in the Adelaide hills, which means our climate is a lot cooler in winter than down in Adelaide and about half as much rain again. We normally get about 750mm a year. But the drought hasn?t broken here yet, as it seems to have on the East Coast. I?m picking that it will break here about Feb.

I?m into space-agers and rebloomers and anything with great form. I?m also trying to extend the bloom season by breeding for very early and very late.

Colleen Modra

Adelaide Hills

South Australia

www.impressiveirises.com.au

From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark & Wendy Lazzaro
Sent: Friday, 30 November 2007 2:01 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] G'day from "Down Under"

G'day all,

I've been lurking here for a few weeks now and have built up the courage to introduce myself.

My name is Mark and I reside on the far South coast of New South Wales in Australia.

I've grown bearded iris now for six years, more seriously for the last three. I made my first hybridizing attempts in 2006 and these seedlings are now being grown out and will hopefully flower next Spring (2008).

I guess you could say I've been infected with a big dose of "iris virus". I attended the Australian Iris Society - NSW Region Annual Show and joined up as a member. Whilst at the show I had the privilege of talking to Grahame Grosvenor regarding iris hybridizing.

I also had an opportunity recently to visit the Tempo Two Nursery and to speak with Barry Blyth about hybridizing.

Both Grahame and Barry were receptive to a novice's questions and have encouraged me to give it a go. 

As well as bearded iris, I like the PCI's and hope to obtain some soon and will dabble in a little hybridizing with these as well.

I'm a fan of Brad Kasparek's broken colour iris, and this is where my personal hybridizing program will be concentrated.

I've enjoyed seeing all the photos of the seedlings posted, and hope to have something of my own to share with you all in the future.

Regards,

Mark

 
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