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Galanthus in January 2019
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:45:05 AM »
As befits the season some of the Scottish drops are in evidence today!

First up G. Mona, another beauty from Ian Christie, increasing well and with lovely inner markings.

Next G. First Lady a poculiform from Cyril Lafong, I love the poculiform drops and this one always reminds me of my visit to Cyril's wonderful garden.


   
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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 12:25:19 PM »
Lovely sunshine here this morning and what a reward, Dryad Gold Charm looking beautiful! Part of the epic Dryad Gold Series, this adds real colour and distinction to the garden.

Like all of Anne's drops this is clumping well!

The good news is she will be offering a limited number of these on Ebay imminently!  ;D ;D ;D

Also Eilys Elizabeth Hartley continuing to draw admiring comments from visitors. Again, one or two of these will be coming!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 02:52:42 PM by Maggi Young »

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 08:22:12 PM »
Hi Guys,
   Here is Glenorma doing what it's supposed to do.. It does intrigue/surprise me that no one has commented on the faciation I've observed in the cultivar.... Is it just mine? I reckon up to 10% of scapes show some faciation.. Apart from flattened stems, one of the features is spathes with more than two 'windows'... ( poor photo attached for info.)

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 11:58:49 AM »
Sorry, Tim, I don´t grow this variety and therefore may offer no experience. But I learnt that twin-scaling may cause aberrations, especially in not well established plants. Did You contact the supplier regarding Your odd ´Glenormas`?

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 04:42:16 PM »
Sorry, I can’t help either as I don’t grow it.
Spent most of the day in the garden today. Still light enough at 4.15.  Loads of snowdrops flowering and looking smart.  Too dull for decent photographs though.  Flowering in the open garden are several well established cultivars which have been in for five years now.  What a good Snowdrop ‘Long Drop’ is.  Vigorous and elegant.  I have ‘Silverwells’ and ‘Lime Tree’ making attractive large patches now.  Try as I might I can’t differentiate between them but I like them.  ‘Sutton Courtney’ is open now and is one of my favourites.  Another one which seems to do well is ‘Mary Biddulph’, not as refined as her relative, Margaret, but very reliable and attractive. ‘Godfrey Owen’ looks better every year as does Anglesey Abbey’.  I could go on... I think I’ve got the bug...

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 01:02:02 PM »
Lovely bright sunshine here today and a real feast of yellows!

First up two from Anne Wright

Dryad Gold Nugget, with a wonderful olive green inner marking.

Dryad Gold Bullion which has bulked like fury for me, this is another pot in my swaps and spares bunker doing very well.

Next, a major favourite of mine, Ronald Mackenzie, a real pot full on the way and looking divine.

Finally, Golden Fleece, actually looking quite yellow this year. last year was more green. A few more years to see if this is consistent.

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 07:40:41 AM »
Because it's so beautiful  8)
Galanthus 'Gloria'

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 02:13:29 PM »
Simple but perfect
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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 06:49:36 PM »
Galanthus 'Godfrey Owen'

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Galanthus 'Comet'

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 02:57:27 PM »
Very unusual morning patrol today, in the bright sunshine, I could hear low voices from my main snowdrop beds saying "Tis awfully taps aff doon 'ere '!!

Google Translate tells me that it is my Scottish drops expressing delight at the weather! 🤣🤣

First up Brechin Tower, one of Ian Christie's specials, named for the inner mark resembling Brechin Cathedral.

Next Brechin Ian, again from Ian, but named after the 'other' Ian Christie, yes, there are too many of them! 🙃

Then Chatton, a lovely diminutive yellow, named after the village.

Just like St Andrew's Day down here!

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 10:56:01 AM »
A green theme to this morning's patrol.

First up, a lovely pot of Green Tear, doing really well and bulking nicely.


Next Margaret Biddulph, a vigorous and much underestimated virescent in my view. A delightful plant.


Next Simply Glowing, in my swap pot bunker. Does well in pots or the garden.
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Next, the return of the 'weed' Philippe Andre Meyer!!! No matter how many of these I give away, clumps of them, it returns and increases back to where I started the following year!


Finally, the wonderful Hughes Emerald, another variety which bulks well. This shot in my swaps and spares bunker.
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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 11:05:11 AM »
Crikey, you are feeling very green today, Ingrid !  I do think that's the greenest  I've seen 'Green Tear ' shown.  I hope  Gert Jan van der Kolk sees your photo!
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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 04:55:13 PM »
The lovely G. 'Fenstead End' looking stunning today

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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 08:15:03 PM »
Galanthus 'Trumps' 

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G. 'Marjorie Brown'


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Re: Galanthus in January 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 08:25:38 PM »
Galanthus 'Trumps'  2 pics
G. 'Marjorie Brown'
Not the other way around, David?  I cannot see anything of 'Trumps' in that first picture.
My comment no longer applies as the post was subsequently corrected to show the pictures in the right order.
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