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23/05/2013 at 00:14

I am! About 10 years ago I started hybridizing Rudbeckia's with these.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/8bc20b49.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/4958cc46.jpg

And this is what I flnally got.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/2427007e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/9d621867.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/e2bf030d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/All%20plants/Summer_Flowers_0151.jpg

continued

23/05/2013 at 00:19

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/All%20plants/Summer_Flowers_0051.jpg

I contacted Thompson and Morgan showing them photos and they said "we have already developed those,I could have cryed.

Bill

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23/05/2013 at 08:14

otnorot, they are stunning. So what if T & M have already done it, that's their role, you've done it with patience and skill, be very proud of yourself and happy knowing you haven't mail ordered yours.

23/05/2013 at 08:36

Otnorot

Clever guy. Nice. 

Dont worry about T & M.  What do they know?  

I like rudbeckias but grow only Goldsturn.  Who better to ask than you for your opinion on the best perennial varieties?

23/05/2013 at 12:51

Bragging is always welcomed here

23/05/2013 at 13:34

You got a garden joslow?  

24/05/2013 at 01:28

Verdun better not ask me for advice as I'm a jack of all trades but master of none.I do like the Goldstum.

Bill

24/05/2013 at 07:15

Those are gorgeous- keep going, Bill. You may beat them yet! The next advance is always just around the corner.

24/05/2013 at 08:27

Beautiful Bill, well done you.  I'm trying to encourage my grandchildren to get in the garden, slowly slowly catchee monkey!

24/05/2013 at 09:04
well done, and you didnt have their budget, we a s a nation have always been at the forefront of invention...go for it..more to follow?
24/05/2013 at 21:44

Wow.

 

This one:

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/All%20plants/Summer_Flowers_0151.jpg

 

We wantsss it, pressciousss.

 

Now I have to look these things up and find out whether they grow well in ... umm ... two inches of turf on a mix of boulder clay and builders' rubble at the top of a steep six-foot bank next to a small river. in a frost hollow.

24/05/2013 at 22:09

I doubt very much that Thompson and Morgan will have the same plants as you, they may have done the same crosses, but will not have exactly the same offspring,

Go ahead and get them bulked up, named, and market them, they are all beautiful cultivars of very gardenworthy plants, perfect for English summer gardens.

24/05/2013 at 22:53

Actually Richard has a point.

I suggest you do exactly as he says. They're your own plants..name them and offer them to various nurserymen.  And carry on with your hybridising.  You've done fantastically well otnorot

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