|How could they get much better than this? (Click over to enjoy even more)|
For it all to makes sense, we need someone who is keen enough to want to do a phd on all this, or alternatively if we were fortunate to get someone who is interested enough and who may have access to the necessary facilities to test the chromosomes of some of these individual plants, and until we do get some help in this I dont think we are going to get much further on with the hybrid argument. For now its more of a question of identifying to the best of my ability, noting any changes on a year by year basis. I have already been doing this now for over three years and starting to just about get the hang of it all. But like today we have found so many additional (possible Schmals), (possible variants eg Palens) and lots of other oddballs that its become slightly overpowering to even begin to try and take it all in within one day. I will have to pay several more visits over the coming days to try and evaluate these specimens and to try and make some sense of it all. We are getting there but it will be a very very slow job!
For now though here are some of the photos of some of the "gems" from yesterdays outing.
|Here is a new Schmal established today as No.27|
|This is Schmal No.23 a very light specimen (caged for its protection)|
|A pale variety of atrorubens|
|Schmal No.18 with a incredible 55 flowers|
|Another overladen atrorubens|
|Black Aphid attack 2015|
|Nice to finish off with this one . Another very light green possible|