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Title: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Hannelore on October 09, 2019, 05:29:42 PM
Here we are:
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Three little Pink Panthers - unfortunately does the camera not catch the fine pink color, but it is there!

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Galanthus Regina-Olgae just planted in September

Hannelore
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Alan_b on October 11, 2019, 11:05:40 PM
"Look at the pink, look at the pink, look at the pink, the pink, the pink!"

I'm misquoting Danny Kaye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80UDdbV3Mk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80UDdbV3Mk) because he sings "King" not "pink" but the idea is much the same - a wonderful magical pink colour that cannot be captured in any image.  I have seen these snowdrops in real life and I agree they are not the same pure white of most of the other snowdrops but they are no more a genuine pink colour than we have a genuine blue rose.
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Susan W on October 12, 2019, 10:14:39 PM
There is a glow not found on other snowdrops. I would describe it as an iridescence and in the right light looks pink!
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: RichardB on October 13, 2019, 09:34:44 AM
For my first post on this site it seems appropriate to show a Pink Panther photo I recently put on the galanthophiles Facebook site. I am waiting for a pup from this but am very pleased with the colouring this year. Hope you like it.
PS The photo has gone sideways - not sure how to correct it!

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 edit  by  maggi - rotated  the photo  for you, Richard- it  shows the  pink well!
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Hannelore on October 13, 2019, 01:46:37 PM
Is that indoors?
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: RichardB on October 13, 2019, 02:27:07 PM
Hi, no it has been grown outdoors in a pot - put into a planter with other RO's on the patio so we can enjoy them.
Regards
Richard
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Hagen Engelmann on October 14, 2019, 06:05:53 PM
"Look at the pink, look at the pink, look at the pink, the pink, the pink!"

I'm misquoting Danny Kaye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80UDdbV3Mk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80UDdbV3Mk) because he sings "King" not "pink" but the idea is much the same - a wonderful magical pink colour that cannot be captured in any image.  I have seen these snowdrops in real life and I agree they are not the same pure white of most of the other snowdrops but they are no more a genuine pink colour than we have a genuine blue rose.

If you want to enjoy the pink, go out of the garish sun light. Use a rainy day ...then you feel in love to this and other soft colorated snowdrops ...
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: zephirine on October 16, 2019, 04:59:23 PM
Less unique than these coloured beauties, but so welcome: Galanthus r-o 'Tilebarn Jamie', also planted this spring (from Andrew Thorpe):
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Hannelore on October 16, 2019, 06:32:10 PM
Looking for my Galanthus peshmeni I found a problem: The snowdrops are there, but "invisible" because Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum has captured the place. Now I do not know what to do. The two species seem to do well together, the only problem is that the snowdrops are not visible.

Should I dig out and separate them? And when is the best time to do it? I could also just cut the epimedium stalks on the bottom so that the snowdrops can be seen?
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Hans J on October 20, 2019, 02:36:05 PM
Here are greetings from Corfu  ;D

they grows here since 13 years without any protection

Have fun
Hans  8)
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: ielaba2011 on October 25, 2019, 12:49:25 PM
My first ever Galanthus reginae-olgae, they came from Ireland and straight to the pot, and after some two weeks I had already the first flowers. very happy with it!  ;D
Thank you.
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: ielaba2011 on October 25, 2019, 12:51:14 PM

Really pretty ones, they look very happy in there!
Thanks for sharing.

Here are greetings from Corfu  ;D

they grows here since 13 years without any protection

Have fun
Hans  8)
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: annew on October 26, 2019, 02:05:16 PM
Things I wish I'd thought of sooner - here are a lot of hand-pollinated hopeful hybrids of Galanthus reginae-olgae x peshmenii. How to tell whether they actually have hybridised? If I'd done the cross the other way around, using G peshmenii as the seed parent, the presence of the silver stripe down the leaves would have been the giveaway. As it is I've no idea. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: annew on October 26, 2019, 02:06:42 PM
Looking for my Galanthus peshmeni I found a problem: The snowdrops are there, but "invisible" because Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum has captured the place. Now I do not know what to do. The two species seem to do well together, the only problem is that the snowdrops are not visible.

Should I dig out and separate them? And when is the best time to do it? I could also just cut the epimedium stalks on the bottom so that the snowdrops can be seen?
I would cut way the epimedium stalks that are hiding the snowdrops, then leave the rest.
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Leena on October 26, 2019, 03:42:21 PM
Anne, thank you for your article about chipping in the International Rock Gardener. :)
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on October 26, 2019, 05:12:06 PM
Anne, thank you for your article about chipping in the International Rock Gardener. :)
  I echo your  thanks, Leena - it  is  very  kind  of  Anne to share  such detailed  advice with everyone.
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: annew on October 26, 2019, 06:06:03 PM
I expect you all to be chipping away next year - no excuses!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Tim Harberd on October 26, 2019, 07:44:01 PM
Thanks indeed to Anne for generously sharing her knowledge/experience.

AND
 
Thanks to the SRGC for making IRG pdfs freely available online!

Tim DH
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Mariette on October 27, 2019, 03:16:13 PM
Something experimental: G. elwesii x peshmenii

flower

(https://up.picr.de/37088495rx.jpg)

vernation

(https://up.picr.de/37088494at.jpg)

Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: annew on October 27, 2019, 06:13:03 PM
Interesting! An a nice inner mark too.
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Anne Repnow on October 27, 2019, 08:06:46 PM
Very pretty, Mariette!
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Alan_b on October 27, 2019, 11:12:01 PM
A very interesting hybrid, Mariette.  In the photograph I cannot see a notch on the inner petal.  Is that correct or is it just too small to be easily visible?
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Mariette on October 28, 2019, 09:12:00 AM
Thank You, both Annes and Alan!

Yes, Alan, the notch is unusually small, one of the inners reminded more of G. krasnovii than of either G. peshmenii or elwesii. But not all of these hybrids look like that - this is a pot with the first flowers 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: ielaba2011 on October 28, 2019, 01:11:01 PM
Really pretty, I love that inner mark  ;D

Something experimental: G. elwesii x peshmenii

flower



vernation

Title: Re: Galanthus in October 2019
Post by: Yann on November 05, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
I'm not a galanthophile but this week i saw nice Galanthus reginae-olgae in the Tageytos mountains.