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Melvyn Jope

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2013, 08:11:18 PM »
A favourite time of the year for me when Autumn flowering cyclamen and Galanthus are in full flower.

Photo 1, a general view of the greenhouse.
Photo 2 Galanthus reginae-olgae Lefki This selection can be quite variable in size, when mature and happy the plants are very robust and always have two scapes per bulb, the height of the tallest plant in the photo is 24cm.
Photo 3 G.r-o Lefki close up.
Photo 4 G.r-o  Autumn Snow, one of the earliest to flower this year.

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2013, 08:15:21 PM »
A selection of Galanthus peshmenii.
Photo 1 G.peshmenii OS792  a selection by the late Ole Sonderhausen.
Photo 2. A plant from Kastellorizo.
Photo 3. A plant from near Antalya.
Photo 4. The same plant as 3. looking at the attractive inner markings of the flower.

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2013, 09:18:19 PM »
. 'Ruby Baker': As Hagen told Mark, it can be a lot af things that make it greener or not but I always say the same and most people have to laugh about it. What I say ? Talk to them, cherish them and you will see it works  ;)
. 'Blanc de Chine': Does have 4 outers ; probably because it's a young plant which was planted out last year ?

. Melvyn, beautiful plants and especially 'Autumn Snow'. Is 'Fotini' already blooming ?

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2013, 09:34:26 PM »
. 'Ruby Baker': As Hagen told Mark, it can be a lot af things that make it greener or not but I always say the same and most people have to laugh about it. What I say ? Talk to them, cherish them and you will see it works  ;)
. 'Blanc de Chine': Does have 4 outers ; probably because it's a young plant which was planted out last year ?

. Melvyn, beautiful plants and especially 'Autumn Snow'. Is 'Fotini' already blooming ?
Glad you like Autumn Snow. Fotini is not showing any sign of growth yet, I expect it to be in flower about mid November.
My Ruby Baker just had green lines this year, Blanc de Chine has done well but none had 4outers!

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2013, 09:34:48 PM »
Melvyn, your collection of plants, from whatever genus ( eg. your cyclamen!!) are delightful.

Blanc de Chine and Autumn Snow are particularly appealing to my eye - I seem to have a bias to the  pure whites.
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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2013, 11:19:54 PM »
Very beautiful galanthus Melvyn.  Hard to pick a favourite but your Antalya plant is certainly lovely.
Are those 'red' C. hederifolium in the background of your first picture?
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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2013, 07:48:33 PM »
Above soil level in the last few days but not open yet is G. elwesii Barnes.

For some reason r-o has struggled to flower well in previous years  but not this year. Looks like most if not all will flower. Looks like 'Cambridge' will also do well this year. I divided it in to three groups this year.
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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2013, 08:32:14 PM »
Very beautiful galanthus Melvyn.  Hard to pick a favourite but your Antalya plant is certainly lovely.
Are those 'red' C. hederifolium in the background of your first picture?

Yes Ashley they are red Cyclamen hederifolium in the background, I have just posted some pictures on the Cyclamen thread, hope you like them.

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2013, 07:32:51 AM »
AUTUMN SNOW - it is an autumn star.
He is wandering between the white and the poculiforme group.
No problem. Always a beauty.

Thank`s to Melvyn
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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2013, 12:32:41 PM »
Glad Autumn Snow has done well for you Hagen, I think the flower improves with age, I wonder if you will agree.

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2013, 04:28:51 PM »
Have Remember Remember through but not flowering as yet
Chas Whight in Northamptonshire

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2013, 09:06:34 PM »
golden autumn with white stars between

two new heartbreakers
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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2013, 08:49:01 AM »
Autumn-flowering snowdrops are not offered for sale very widely and I am curious to know how a few of us here have managed to accumulate so many.  I believe Melvyn has collected seed from snowdrops growing in their native habitats but how have you done it, Hagen?  How did you find so many unusual and attractive autumn-flowering snowdrops?  They surely don't grow wild or naturalised anywhere near where you live?  Have you grown all yours from seed also?

Imagine a National Collection of early-flowering snowdrops that you could visit in October to December.  That would be something really special. 
Cambridgeshire, UK (not that far from Wandlebury Ring, home of the Wandlebury yellows)

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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #73 on: October 25, 2013, 09:13:41 AM »
Alan, you know, I`m a galanthophile for long, long years.
If you want to create news,
you should do not swim always in the same sauce,
you should not use only trodden pathes.
You need a lot of friends, not only in UK.
Then you can get much more seed, you cannot buy in the next shop.
And you need time, time, time.
To wait!!!
I`m not the youngest!!!
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Re: Galanthus in October 2013
« Reply #74 on: October 25, 2013, 09:59:13 AM »
Alan, I think Hagen's response is correct, I too have been growing from seed for a long time and have also had some very generous gifts. I do have a little wild collected seed of Galanthus reginae-olgae seed that I could send you to get you started if you are interested?