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Galanthus in December 2018
« on: December 01, 2018, 09:50:50 AM »
As usual my 'Swap/Spares' pots leads the way!

First up, Bumble Green, this year showing full green tipped marks.

Next a pot of Autumn flowering Plicatus, these have done really well. They also have a great fragrance, nearly up to the Gr-os.

Next, the old favourite Three Ships, early as usual here.

Finally, a delightful pot of Crocus laevigatus flowering it's socks off, single bulb originally sourced from Anne Wright.

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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 12:31:44 PM »
I've decided I really do favour the darker green markings. (Probably change my mind tomorrow!)

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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 05:16:17 PM »
Paul Barney´s Edulis -  list arrived today, too.

Merry Advent season to all!

Galanthus reginae-olgae ´Cambridge´and Arum italicum ´Pamela Harper´ greeting the last month of the year.


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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 07:54:12 AM »
Next a pot of Autumn flowering Plicatus, these have done really well. They also have a great fragrance, nearly up to the Gr-os.

Interesting that autumn-flowering plicatus were unknown until very very recently.  'Three Ships' was the earliest and, if I remember correctly, is one of the parents of 'Bumble Green'.  But earlier this year I was able to buy one tiny bulb of an unnamed autumn-flowering plicatus from Ruben Billiet at the Mid Anglia Bulb Sale.  And Ingrid, leading the pack as ever, has a whole pot full.  Our common snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, is looking increasingly exceptional as not (as far as we know) producing autumn-flowering forms.     
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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 01:16:33 AM »
Some early bloomers here in Virginia Dec 2, 2018:  elwesii monostictus, fall blooming plicatus byzantinus, 'Cambridge', peshmenii, and transcaucasicus

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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 10:24:19 AM »
Galanthus ‘Gabriel’
One of the SRGC members kindly sent me some snowdrop varieties last year and this is the earliest among them :)
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 11:18:56 AM by YT »
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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 12:44:07 PM »
Some early bloomers here in Virginia Dec 2, 2018:  elwesii monostictus, fall blooming plicatus byzantinus, 'Cambridge', peshmenii, and transcaucasicus
Nice selection, Tim!
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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 12:44:36 PM »
Galanthus ‘Gabriel’
One of the SRGC members kindly sent me some snowdrop varieties last year and this is the earliest among them :)

Very elegant "hold" to the outers.
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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 04:59:02 PM »
Well, I am chuffed G elwesii Barn's form has flowered in December for the first time ever. At least that is what the label says!

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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 07:10:08 AM »
Well, I am chuffed G elwesii Barn's form has flowered in December for the first time ever. At least that is what the label says!
There's one called 'Barnes' which is a near approximation to your label.  AFAIK the origin of the name 'Barnes' is lost; perhaps it came from someone with the surname Barnes.
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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 10:37:19 AM »
Cheers. Will alter the label to match then. Only had it for 5 years, never flowered in December before even though it is supposed to.

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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 08:44:45 PM »
In my garden in Germany near the Dutch border ´Barnes´flowers regularly in October or November. This year this snowdrop is somewhat late, due to the the long drought, and is still in flower now.

This pic was taken on the 26.10. 2014.

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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 03:40:09 PM »
Galanthus ‘Gabriel’
The temperature rose up to 20˚C today and its petals warped upwards. Just like a hovering angel :)

Galanthus ‘Gabriel’
One of the SRGC members kindly sent me some snowdrop varieties last year and this is the earliest among them :)
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Re: Galanthus in December 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 06:31:34 PM »
In my garden in Germany near the Dutch border ´Barnes´flowers regularly in October or November. This year this snowdrop is somewhat late, due to the the long drought, and is still in flower now.

This pic was taken on the 26.10. 2014.
Near Heidelberg Barnes blooms very early - in October. A lovely no-nonsense drop that increases really well.
I am happy about my own discovery blooming now - a virescent G.e. monostictus. The weather is abysmal - I hope it opens up within the next few days
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