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Author Topic: Galanthus February 2011  (Read 127173 times)

Alan_b

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Galanthus February 2011
« on: February 01, 2011, 07:54:53 AM »
I've shown these snowdrops before but I guess I'm a bit like a proud parent who keeps on showing you photographs of his kids.


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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 08:19:06 AM »
I have your 'Greenlight' snowdrop in my garden Alan. It is a beauty. Mine are not quite out yet but soon will be at the same stage as the ones you have pictured in the pot. It seems to be a good doer too.

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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 08:45:05 AM »
I've shown these snowdrops before but I guess I'm a bit like a proud parent who keeps on showing you photographs of his kids.




They are very beautiful kids  ;)  You should be proud  :D
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 09:00:02 AM »
I have your 'Greenlight' snowdrop in my garden Alan.

I'm impressed!  I'm trying to build up my stock for swaps but this has taken some time and I have only parted with three bulbs so far because I have so few myself.  Joe Sharman has only been selling them for a few years and only selling a few a year so you have done well to get one.  It does seem to be a good doer but my first two bulbs took a year or two to settle so got off to a slow start.  The ones in the pot that I photographed are making up for lost time, however.     
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 09:02:57 AM »
Alan
The Green Light you swapped with me is beginning to clump up well. I hope your Ailwyn is doing likewise.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 10:49:43 AM »
I'll take a photo of mine next weekend Alan, hopefully the flowers will have dropped by then. I bought the bulb 2 years ago from Joe & I have three flowering size bulbs this year with a few yung'uns at the side. If it goes on like this I'll have one or two to swap in a couple of years  :D
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 11:44:06 AM »
Alan why dont you send a bulb or two away for twin scaling?
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 12:36:21 PM »
Alan why dont you send a bulb or two away for twin scaling?

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Why not twin scale - or chip- yourself  :)
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 02:36:27 PM »
Here is a green tipped snowdrop in the garden today. I've lost the label, so don't know the name.

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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 03:55:03 PM »
I'm quite apprehensive about twin-scaling myself.  A few years ago I tried a daffodil for practise but I got quite a low yield and the bulbs never recovered, still well below flowering size.  Plus all the instructions talk about the copious use of fungicides I don't have.  I did send away one bulb to an expert for twin scaling and it seems to be doing quite well in year two now; which is just as well as the rest of my stock then upped and vanished.

I am actually looking for twin-scaling experts in case my current helper gets too busy to do more, so if you have suggestions please send me a PM.  Mark has been helpful in the past but I don't know if the people he suggested then are still active.       
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 04:16:57 PM »
Alan
The Green Light you swapped with me is beginning to clump up well. I hope your Ailwyn is doing likewise.
Steve

"Clump" might be a bit of an over-statement so far, but I got two flowers instead of one this year and I'm very satisfied because I had been told Ailwyn does not increase that rapidly, so my expectations were low.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 05:19:29 PM »
They are Alan
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2011, 05:29:30 PM »
I'm quite apprehensive about twin-scaling myself.

Made me smile for some reason....  do we need more than one Alan?   ;D
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2011, 05:32:52 PM »
I am actually looking for twin-scaling experts in case my current helper gets too busy to do more, so if you have suggestions please send me a PM.  Mark has been helpful in the past but I don't know if the people he suggested then are still active.        

I believe Colin Mason (Fieldgate) is an expert twin scaler.  Take a look here:
https://sites.google.com/a/narrateo.com/fieldgate-twinscaling/
at the bottom of the page there is also a link to an article Colin wrote about twinscaling if you wanted to have a go yourself
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2011, 05:38:59 PM »
Rob could your snowdrop Selbourne Green Tips or Jonathan? Does that sound right?
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