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Author Topic: Galanthus February 2011  (Read 101683 times)

mark smyth

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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #645 on: February 20, 2011, 05:41:46 PM »
John F you thought the little elwesii I have might be Penelope Ann. From ovary base to petal tip is 3cm. Can you measure Penelope Ann, or anyone else.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #646 on: February 20, 2011, 06:06:19 PM »
You could have asked whilst it was daylight Mark!   ;D

The best I could do in the dark.

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mark smyth

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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #647 on: February 20, 2011, 06:17:00 PM »
the sun was out here 8)
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #648 on: February 21, 2011, 10:20:41 AM »
I have just seen that Galanthus 'Ray Cobb' sold on Ebay for 90 in January. Ray will be pleased as when I spoke to him he thought he was only worth 40 a time. He will be unbearable now.



( Edit by Maggi: moved here from another thread)

« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 04:08:33 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #649 on: February 21, 2011, 08:17:30 PM »
I visited someone today who has Penelope Ann. Here is a comparison photo.

Penelope Ann on the left.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #650 on: February 21, 2011, 08:26:48 PM »
the sun was out here 8)

So, that's where it went!!!  Can you share it around a bit please, Mark? 
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #651 on: February 21, 2011, 08:29:38 PM »
Alan it was lovely here again today. Cloudy but no need for a coat/fleece. 9c

Tomorrow I'm going to an island in/on Lough Neagh where G. nivalis have been growing since the 1800s. Fingers crossed for something different.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #652 on: February 21, 2011, 08:39:01 PM »
Here are two G. elwesii Green Tip with an extra spathes and spathe like petal

One Ivy Cottage Green Tip has green tips - well not quite

Galanthus nivalis Audrey Vockins - an albino yellow

How a green tipped elwesii should look
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #653 on: February 21, 2011, 09:10:16 PM »
Freezing here with snow at times.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #654 on: February 21, 2011, 09:15:54 PM »
Mark that last green tip is superb,i'd love to pollen dab with that.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #655 on: February 21, 2011, 09:20:04 PM »
that last green tip really is lovely!

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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #656 on: February 21, 2011, 11:00:38 PM »
Galanthus nivalis Audrey Vockins - an albino yellow


Good to see that she has a snowdrop named for her, she was at the Gala too.
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #657 on: February 21, 2011, 11:14:55 PM »
Hitch is very kind to drive her during snowdrop time. I always make time to have a chat with Audrey. She cant see very well but knows my voice
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #658 on: February 22, 2011, 12:33:57 AM »
Hope you really enjoy your day on the island.

I expect we'd all recognise Mark's lovely accent in a galanthus gathering  .... ;D
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Re: Galanthus February 2011
« Reply #659 on: February 22, 2011, 03:14:01 PM »
Well Paddy, I thought this would be the right thread for some 'old reliables' in the garden situation, since they don't count as an 'event'.

However it looks like ebay is having fun again.  Perhaps we should have an ebay thread specially for gossiping about sellers/buyers/prices etc  :D :D :D  

Anyway, here are some snowdrops in my garden this morning, with the emphasis on garden    :)

'Lady Elphinstone'
'Pusey Green Tips'
'Desdemona' including Leucojum
Cyclamen pets
 Galanthus ikariae and 'Magnet'

(edit by maggi to add picture names to text)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 04:13:52 PM by Maggi Young »

 

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