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Brian Ellis

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #180 on: March 19, 2017, 11:40:11 AM »
Still to be attributed
Andrew Thorpe
Beloglavi
Belvedere Gold
Bill Bishop (Yellow form)
Bill Boardman
Bill Clark
Blonde Betty
Bloomer
Bohemia Gold
Carinthian Summer
Carinthian Sun
Carolyn Elwes
Ceri Roberts
Chrome Yellow
Daglingworth Yellow = Ronald Mackenzie)
Daisy Sunshine
Donaugold
Dryad Gold Bullion
Dryad Gold Charm
Dryad Gold Medal
Dryad Gold Ribbon
Dryad Gold Sovereign
Dryad Gold Star
Ecusson d’Or
Elizabeth Harrison
Elles Dream
Ellie Boardman
Fiona’s Gold
Frohnauer Gold
Gelbe Marlu
Gilt Edge
Gold Edge ex Gunter Waldorf is a Gp from the Merlin-group, only faded with yellow
Gold Edge ex Phil Cornish
Goldcrest
Golden Promise
Golden Fleece
Golden Queen
Goldmine unofficial name no longer used
Green Witch syn. Monti Picentini
Guinea Gold
Gunter Bauer
Helios
Howick Starlight
Howick Yellow
Janet’s Gold
Joe's Yellow
June Boardman
Kullake
lagodechianus
Lemongrass
Lichtgeel
Madelaine
Malovše
Marmin
Midas
Miss Elly
Monti Picentini syn. Green Witch
Moonlight
Mother Goose
Nethetaler Gold
neu 3170004
Nightlight
Nivalis ex Estonia
Ochrospeilus
Pale Cross
Paleface
Pluto
Primrose Warburg
Ronald Mackenzie =Daglingworth Yellow
Rumeni A
Sarah Dumont
Sharman’s Late
Spindlestone Surprise
Steve's Yellow
The Whin’s Yellow
Treasure Island
Trym (Yellow form)
Twilight
Utrecht Goud
Utrecht Lime
Wandlebury Ring
Webb’s Gold
Wendy’s Gold
Wisp
Yellow Angel'
Yellowhammer
Zarnikova
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #181 on: March 19, 2017, 10:38:24 PM »
I'm not sure what you are still looking for, Brian.  Surely, for example, you know everything there is to know about Wendy's Gold?
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #182 on: March 20, 2017, 09:31:53 AM »
Well this list was initially passed on, as I now realise, with the system of classification employed in Hanneke's book "Galanthomania" (ie Gold Group "Does the flower have yellow, orange or apricot-coloured marks, lines or tint and/or is the ovary yellow, orange or apricot coloured?") as such there is nowhere to place the plicatus hybrids that I can see so they remain in the bulk of the list.  Had I my wits about me I would have asked Hanneke when I saw her earlier this season!  I am not looking for anything Alan, merely listing the yellow snowdrops.  I have to admit that it is a much longer list than I ever imagined it would be although I am grateful for everyone's input. 

When I first started collecting snowdrops 'Wendy's Gold' was about as exotic as you could get in the easily obtainable range available.  Although there are now many more easily obtainable there are still a huge number that are hard to come by, (many of which I had never heard of as I am sure you haven't).  I thought it would be of interest for both forumists and lurkers to see what else is out there.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #183 on: March 20, 2017, 10:30:47 PM »
This list is a great idea, and I hope it will be illustrated with more pics and experiences!

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #184 on: March 22, 2017, 09:24:13 PM »
I was intrigued last year by discussions about how reliable (or otherwise) the yellow mark on 'Mother Goose' is. Now that (I assume) a few more people grow it, I'd be interested to know how many people have Green geese and how many have yellow!

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #185 on: March 22, 2017, 09:34:30 PM »
As good a yellow as depicted in the NG catalog.

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #186 on: March 22, 2017, 11:17:13 PM »
Nice to hear from you this year, John.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #187 on: March 23, 2017, 09:05:22 AM »
I was intrigued last year by discussions about how reliable (or otherwise) the yellow mark on 'Mother Goose' is. Now that (I assume) a few more people grow it, I'd be interested to know how many people have Green geese and how many have yellow!

Tim DH

We were fortunate enough to be given a very small 'Mother Goose' last year, I am pleased to say we have had two lovely golden flowers this year, I grow it near 'Das Gelbe vom Ei' and the colour is very similar.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #188 on: March 23, 2017, 11:49:38 AM »
I was intrigued last year by discussions about how reliable (or otherwise) the yellow mark on 'Mother Goose' is. Now that (I assume) a few more people grow it, I'd be interested to know how many people have Green geese and how many have yellow!

Tim DH

The jury is still out on the stability of this snowdrop. A number of growers are still reporting green, green yellow and yellow Mother Goose. Some time is still required to see how this drop develops.

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #189 on: March 23, 2017, 09:40:00 PM »
Quite an impressive listing Brian and all who have contributed. I just saw a photo of 'Howicks Yellow' for the first time and thought I would check the master list here. It is here assuming it is the same cultivar as 'Howick Yellow'.

I am quite interested in seeing a photo of Bill Bishop (yellow form), if anyone can post it or post a link to it, I would appreciate it.

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #190 on: March 24, 2017, 08:18:44 AM »
Quite an impressive listing Brian and all who have contributed. I just saw a photo of 'Howicks Yellow' for the first time and thought I would check the master list here. It is here assuming it is the same cultivar as 'Howick Yellow'.

I am quite interested in seeing a photo of Bill Bishop (yellow form), if anyone can post it or post a link to it, I would appreciate it.

Yes Rick, Howick is a Northumberland village.  Howick Hall was the home of Earl Grey, prime minister and of tea fame!  A lot of the older yellow sandersii come from Northumberland. Another is the Lowick form which makes it even more confusing and perhaps this one should be described as the Howick form.  There are others which arose at Howick Hall too eg 'Dame Margot Fonteyn' which is not a yellow.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #191 on: March 24, 2017, 08:59:17 AM »
HowicK Hall has the most fantastic garden, well worth a visit if you're in the area.  I appreciate you're some way from being in the areas, Rick.

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #192 on: March 24, 2017, 09:30:26 AM »
I was greatly amused by this comment on their website:

http://www.howickhallgardens.org/thegarden.php

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There is a large collection of snowdrops mainly planted between the wars by Lady Grey, who was a great bulb enthusiast; over time, a number of natural hybrid’s have evolved and multiplied, and every now and then boffins descend on us and give them cultivar names on what to a layman might appear to be tiny differences.


Something in my mind tells me there is a connection to Howick with Lewis Palmer the Agapanthus breeder.
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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #193 on: March 25, 2017, 03:38:59 AM »
Boffins! Love it. Thanks to both Alan and Brian on the 'Howick Yellow' backdrop. Brian, your reference to Lewis Palmer is interesting as I grow a plicatus byzantinus that is attributed as coming from his old garden. That would not be Howick Hall would it?

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Re: Yellow Snowdrops
« Reply #194 on: March 25, 2017, 09:51:13 AM »
Brian, your reference to Lewis Palmer is interesting as I grow a plicatus byzantinus that is attributed as coming from his old garden. That would not be Howick Hall would it?

I wouldn't think so, Lewis Palmer is of the Headbourne strain of agapanthus which is the other end of the country, near Winchester so I think I may have got myself in a muddle there.  Will have to check my notes - it's been a mad week!!
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