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Paddy Tobin

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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #90 on: November 10, 2009, 08:23:11 PM »

Galanthus "Autumn Beauty"

An interesting Galanthus not seen before, sold at Wisley recently.
These were sold as a chance seedling cross of Elwesii and Reginae -Olgae.

These have been in flower for several weeks now.

Eric

Obtained four Autumn Beauty bulbs from Wisley. Two have inner marks as per Eric's pic, the other two have a substantially smaller mark.


It's a pity they gave it a name then when it appears to be variable. Paddy
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mark smyth

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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2009, 08:37:52 PM »
And I was considering sending a runner to Wisley.

I have crossed my transcaucasicus with reginae-olgae. Time will tell what omes of it.
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #92 on: November 10, 2009, 09:17:36 PM »

Galanthus "Autumn Beauty"

An interesting Galanthus not seen before, sold at Wisley recently.
These were sold as a chance seedling cross of Elwesii and Reginae -Olgae.

These have been in flower for several weeks now.

Eric

Obtained four Autumn Beauty bulbs from Wisley. Two have inner marks as per Eric's pic, the other two have a substantially smaller mark.


It's a pity they gave it a name then when it appears to be variable. Paddy


My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #93 on: November 10, 2009, 10:03:18 PM »

Galanthus "Autumn Beauty"

An interesting Galanthus not seen before, sold at Wisley recently.
These were sold as a chance seedling cross of Elwesii and Reginae -Olgae.

These have been in flower for several weeks now.

Eric

Obtained four Autumn Beauty bulbs from Wisley. Two have inner marks as per Eric's pic, the other two have a substantially smaller mark.


It's a pity they gave it a name then when it appears to be variable. Paddy


My thoughts exactly.


My three vary too. ???

Eric

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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2009, 10:24:01 PM »
What do the leaves look like?
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Paddy Tobin

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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #95 on: November 10, 2009, 11:01:03 PM »
I would guess they vary also.

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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #96 on: November 10, 2009, 11:06:44 PM »
Vary interesting. Must invest in one!
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2009, 11:13:32 PM »
Vary interesting. Must invest in one!

But, which one?

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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2009, 06:51:20 AM »
What do the leaves look like?
There is the question for the vernation of the leaves again ;D
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2009, 09:43:31 AM »
You expect better from Wisley. :(
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2009, 09:55:28 AM »
Not really Brian. All the Crocus I bought there were wrong which means like every other garden centre they buy in stock. Could this new autumn snowdrop be hype? If it's variable it cant be bulked up by twinscaling.

Steve can you post photos to show how variable they are? Can you take a photo of the leaves?
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2009, 10:00:38 AM »
I disagree Mark, you should expect better, and if you don't get it you should complain loudly, otherwise things will never change.  It's no good sitting on your haunches and accepting it.  Rant over.
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #102 on: November 11, 2009, 10:14:00 AM »
Wisely said Brian. I totally agree.
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2009, 10:35:00 AM »
Yes we should expect better from them because it's the RHS but they are running a commercial business and if they can make a quick profit they will. Most of the people who pass through probabbly dont know a plant or bulb is wrong.

For all we know the plant centre has nothing to do with RHS. The plant offer inside their magazine is nothing to do with the RHS. It's an advertisment. Well, that's what I was told by a couple I know who 'work' for the RHS at the shows trying to get new members.
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Re: Galanthus Autumn 2009
« Reply #104 on: November 11, 2009, 05:03:03 PM »
Not really Brian. All the Crocus I bought there were wrong which means like every other garden centre they buy in stock. Could this new autumn snowdrop be hype? If it's variable it cant be bulked up by twinscaling.

Steve can you post photos to show how variable they are? Can you take a photo of the leaves?

Mark

Back from London, just read your post; dark now, will take pics of leaves tomorrow and post.
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