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[IGSROBIN] Fw: Tragacanthoides


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> From: AlbyScriven <SCRIVENS@bigpond.com>
> To: Hedgehug@aol.com
> Subject: Re: Tragacanthoides
> Date: Monday, 23 November 1998 7:43
>
> Hello Cindi,
>
> Sunbaking indeed!!!    I have been trying to make the most of probably
the
> best weather we have had in years.   I cannot recall the plants looking
as
> well as they do this year.  Everything is smiling at me instead of
looking
> sullen and miserable.   I am doing cartwheels over a couple of my
raisings
> for this year, they look very promising.
>
> No I haven't heard of an updating of the seed bank.  The difficulty is
that
> when you have a reasonably substantial collection, you may only really
want
> seed of a couple of taxa and you really have no use for alternatives.  In
> my case I usually buy a $US10 note say and then list seeds to use up the
> note.  That means about 10 pkts. plus postage.   For much of the seed
list
> I have surplus seed of my own so I really don't want any more of that
seed.
>  Its a difficult problem but it is important to us to have an up to date
> list.
>
> No bottom heat is necessary to raise Geraniaceae cuttings or seed here in
> Australia.
> If the weather conditions are right, strike rates of 100% within 3 weeks
> are common. Seed, well Geraniaceae seed has a mind of its own but bottom
> heat seems to have little lf amy effect on germination results.
>
> All the overseas people are still waiting on the Autumn issue of GATW.
> This is quite normal, we just have to be patient and enjoy when we
receive.
> Regards
> Alby
> Geraniaceae is all around the World
> mailto:SCRIVENS@bigpond.com
> <http://www.users.bigpond.com/SCRIVENS>
> ps   I think this is going to you personally and not the Robin so if you
> feel that any of it may be of interest to others you could pass it on.
I
> am never quite sure where these reply to author e-mails finish up.
>
> ----------
> > From: Hedgehug@aol.com
> > To: SCRIVENS@bigpond.com
> > Subject: Tragacanthoides
> > Date: Friday, 20 November 1998 15:39
> >
> > Alby,
> >
> > I've been having some computer glitches of my own.  Did you get a
> response
> > regarding the seeds you are looking for?
> >
> > It was good to hear from you again, I was wondering what happened to
you.
>  Now
> > I realize that you have been sunbathing and enjoying your good weather!

> It's
> > been rather cool and cloudy in San Diego, which is fine by me, and I
> don't
> > have to water as often, but the cuttings are simply not taking root.  I
> have a
> > set of cords that are supposed to provide bottom heat if you construct
a
> > sandbox for them, so maybe I'll get creative over the Thanksgiving
> holiday and
> > see what happens.  Will keep you posted as to results.  Do you use
bottom
> heat
> > when starting cuttings and seeds?
> >
> > Has your GATW arrived yet?   The winter issue went to the printers a
week
> or
> > so ago, so I'm not quite sure if you're waiting for it or the autumn
> issue
> > with your article in it.  Please advise.
> >
> > Cindi
> > hedgehug@aol.com





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