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How to pollinate Pendulous species
« on: August 04, 2012, 18:31:00 »
It is essential to take time when doing these pollinations  .
Obviously this is not necessary is you are selfing the flowers.
If due caution and care is not taken the pollen will easily fall onto the stigma.
Before it ripens remove the pollen .
This means  removing some petals.
This is time consuming but I do not see how any other way would work.
 I will pollinate a few times morning and evening with the last pollen from " Angelica " 2011 flowering season.                                       
                                      Kei River Mouth Nobilis !

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 19:06:43 »
Lionel now i am going to start mourning about the damage done to this beautiful flower. What has the poor flower done to deserve this ? I think the difference between a well established breeder and a beginner like me is that i enjoy the flowers so much that i just can't get it over my heart to do this.

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 20:02:03 »
Dear Eddie ,
                   You have me brother , I do not know what to say  !!!
Please help me out someone !

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 20:04:04 »
Sometimes a man mus do what a man must do.

Talk to Lionel after 5/6 years from now.
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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 20:05:48 »
Good point Bill. Good point. Uncle Lionel has been rescued.

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 20:24:38 »
Hi Lionel,

You have surprised me! Having lived in this area for too many years to mention, I have never seen such a beautiful nobilis from the Kei River area!

Unfortunately, with all the pendulous species, if one has to have some assurance as to what pollen has been used, one has to butcher the plants as Lionel has done. One of the years though, one has to just let it be, so that a good pic can be taken!

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 21:04:55 »
                                 " The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness ".
 The purpose of the flower is very precise and temporary , only to attract the attention of the pollinator .
This time around I have been blessed and chosen as pollinator , I just  could not resist .
This is just the beginning of the story , if I fulfill my purpose as pollinator , many seeds will set .
Many flowers will bloom and great happiness will be enjoyed .

You`re a good man Eddie!!!



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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 08:25:44 »
Hi Lionel,

Thanks for the good advice. I'll follow your advice next time.

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 09:16:38 »
I think this would make another good video topic.
Pollinating pendulous species, pollen storage, pollen harvesting etc etc

Looks like we are going to give Uncle Lionel some work to do (Free of charge of course)

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 11:04:23 »
When I see a lovely flower all I can see is a large bunch of berries  :poke: :mmm: :good: :laugh: :party:
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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 11:21:18 »
 :laugh: :laugh: :smile: :smile: :surprise: :surprise: :surprise:


I hate to admit it Hugh , but so do I ..... I truly enjoy  the present  but am always  looking to the future

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 14:02:11 »
Lionel stunning nobilis Bragging rights on her thanks for making us wiser
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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 14:40:41 »
It looks like very little yellow pigments in this one Lionel, the few I've opened like this were more cream inside. Nice and clean white insides this one has.

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 21:25:46 »
Thanx Lionel,

I wouldn't be able to find enough courage without your post.

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Re: How to pollinate Pendulous species
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2015, 09:02:32 »
Lionel, thanks for this very informative post. And thanks to Derek for bumping it so nicely.

I have had to mutilate a few flowers myself - and I haven't had very many to look at ! But who knew that breeders who regularly (and rightly!) pick up awards at Clivia Shows, are forced to assume the role of Dastardly Villain at pollinating time?

Thanks a lot Guys, I keep on learning.

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