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Maggi Young

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2019, 05:34:20 PM »
some more from Andy.....

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'Northern Lights' .... a Flete introduction and one of my favourite introductions - excuse the background! This is a x valentinei from the site that also gave 'Fanny'.

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Narcissu 'Bowles Early Sulphur' seems to like the hazels, and my appalling lack of weeding

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'Moortown' - possibly. This was Simon Savage's stock.

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an un-named "Byfield special"


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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2019, 05:35:06 PM »




Next, 'Lemongrass' another lovely gracilis. The inner markings have a delightful variation of colour with a pale olive basal mark. This is increasing well and certainly sits in my 'Great Eight' of yellows.



Wow -- thats something special -- is that the only yellow gracilis ?  Im quite smitten !!!

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2019, 05:37:40 PM »
more 'drops  at Flete Walled Gardens planted with pale  Eranthis to great effect.

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Andy jokingly  gives this "Fridge Magnet" as a  joke name!
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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2019, 05:44:40 PM »
More of Andy's .....
"A new baby that I am trialling. I call it 'Fridge Magnet' (if they don't get names they somehow get neglected) and whilst its not an all-bells-and-whistles 'drop, it gives me more pleasure than most. This patch is just three years old, and it isthe most floriferous snowdrop I grow. The combination of short stem, neat foliage, largish flower and 'magnet-esque' pedicel all combine to produce a beautiful thing. Thoughts welcome!"
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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2019, 06:37:52 PM »
Absolutely splendid photos of the planting of snowdrops with pale aconites, I love them! Thanks for posting.
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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2019, 06:57:52 PM »
Saturday at Arboretum Kalmthout:

Freddy v Houte’s woronowii ‘the baked truth’


Starling


Valentine’s day, even more beautiful in real life.


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For galanthophiles:
Check http://www.snowdropwiki.nl
A wiki, for snowdrops.:)

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2019, 11:34:36 AM »
High pressure brings out the flowers - click the link to read this week's Bulb Log from Ian Young

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Feb131550057130BULB_LOG_0719.pdf

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2019, 05:39:31 PM »
Caught in full flight in my new garden... G. nivalis 'Egret'.
I have read several comments (not on this forum) stating that it was somehow untidy, but this clone seems to be a lovely perfect pagoda to me! Love it!!!
Between Lyon and Grenoble/France -1500 ft above sea level - USDA zone 7B

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2019, 06:27:04 PM »
Nice Drops everyone!
I have nice drifts of 'normal' nivalis in full flower now, but every year someone starts to munch its way through them...
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Very irritating. I have so far not found out who it is, I suspect mice but saw a very pretty male pheasant strutting through the garden nibbling on crocus..
My humble start with named 'expensive' snowdrops does not merit a picture.. hope they don't get eaten and get a chance to settle in.


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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2019, 06:35:54 PM »
The clumps do look to have been very congested, and  declining in flower numbers, Bart .... maybe part of the problem was that they were too crowded and  declined because of that?
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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2019, 07:07:08 PM »
Ive had a lot of extremely precise damage to many drops this year and ive also seen it in gardens ive visited and also on some ebay purchases.

It looks insect damage -- extremely sharp almost laser cutting removal of sometimes just part of the emerging petal formation -- seems too precise and small for any animal, which i have a lot of passing through my garden. I live in fear of the badgers going postal !

But there must be a leaf cutter bee - or insect that is zipping around and neatly removing parts of the drop heads -- maybe this mild winter has increased the activity of some insect that doesnt normally bother getting out of bed ?

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2019, 06:36:29 AM »
Slugs and snails, if active, will eat snowdrops, particularly as they emerge through the ground so no climbing is required.  This can lead to the tips of the flowers being removed.  They can represent a serious threat to autumn-flowering snowdrops.

Pheasants like to pluck snowdrop flowers off but they don't eat them.  Perhaps they are offended by anything flowering this early in the season and take it upon themselves to correct matters? 
Almost in Scotland.

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2019, 12:49:10 PM »
Harry Pierik is a garden designer who also opens his own "hidden city garden" to visitors:  www.tuinharrypierik.nl

This  is a  25 minute documentary on the garden from a few years ago ....

Garden of Eden - Snowdrops in The Hidden Citygarden - Harry Pierik  - Documentary



 The video has English subtitles  :D

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2019, 02:53:14 PM »
 In this Bulb Log Video Diary Supplement  Ian Young looks at the flowers in mid-February, Galanthus, Crocus, Eranthis, Helleborus, etc.....

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Re: Galanthus in February 2019
« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2019, 07:05:54 PM »
Your garden is as lovely as varied, Maggi! My flat piece of  lowland lacks natural charm, but at least we enjoyed snowdrops, crocus and eranthis opening in the warm sunshine today.

This seedling opened its flower today, too.
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