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Author Topic: Snowdrops in March 2012  (Read 17322 times)

Anthony Darby

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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #270 on: March 19, 2012, 10:38:26 AM »
A lovely selection Thomas. 8)
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #271 on: March 19, 2012, 11:37:28 AM »
I think they have finally made St. Andrew's day a public holiday in Scotland?


In 2007 ...... http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/standrewsdaybill
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #272 on: March 19, 2012, 06:28:14 PM »
I wasn't sure because it's not a holiday for schools in Falkirk, yet it was Dennis Canavan, Falkirk West MSP, who proposed the idea in 2003! ::)
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #273 on: March 19, 2012, 06:43:51 PM »
Hi Razvan - good to see you in the Galanthus area, as I don't get to the other parts of the forum very often. ;D   It certainly could be an elwesii or gracilis

Valentin - fingers crossed that is stable - a lovely looking thing indeed.  8)

Thomas - another good display for us in the UK now in a snowdrop desert!  Please keep the pictures coming.   :)
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #274 on: March 19, 2012, 10:21:35 PM »
St. Patrick would turn in his grave. St. Patrick's day is an American institution that seems to have spread like a plague across the world. The Irish (or the Scots, for that matter) don't need an excuse for a booze up. ::)

I think that's the answer Anthony and John. We here have taken on the AMERICAN St Pat's Day celebrations as we have Halloween, Mothers'/Father' Day and the like, when they have nothing to do with our original cultures. Here in Dunedin we have half a dozen "Irish" pubs and bars but none with a Scottish theme at all. I suppose one can get away with a pint of Guiness around the Octagon on a Friday night while a bottle of whisky might be frowned upon.
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #275 on: March 20, 2012, 10:00:08 AM »
Galanthus elwesii- the first a 'standard' garden form in most gardens around here.
Next some forms, which produce much larger leaves after flowering form an old dump site.
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #276 on: March 20, 2012, 10:42:22 AM »
Steve, is G. 'Steve's Yellow' your finding?
Do you still have many snowdrops in flower?
They look great.


Lina.

Hi Lina
Sorry to delay replying - busy busy. Whisked round the garden this morning to get you an answer to your question. There are quite a lot still in flower here;

Ransome's Late, Ruth Birchall, Cicely Hall, Pom-pom, Marlie Raphael, E A Bowles, Francesca de Grammont, Luke, Warham Rectory, Baxendale's Late, Rushmere Green, Galadriel, Beatrice, Sutton Court, Cornwood Gem, Doncasters Double Charmer, an un-named late double nivalis, Springwood Park, Fiona Mackenzie, Jennie Owen, Martha Maclaren, Green Man, and Creme Anglaise. Tatiana, Virescens and Mothering Sunday are about to flower.

Thomas, Steve's Yellow is a nivalis.

The alpine bed is a blaze of miniature narcissi and primulas; the sunshine and cold wind should keep them in peak condition for a while.

Visited my fellow National Collection-holder yesterday. Margaret has lots of snowdrops looking in impressively rude health. I find that visiting other gardens always provides ideas on how one might grow things better in one's own garden.

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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #277 on: March 20, 2012, 11:47:55 AM »
And this tuff is happy like NEVER BEFORE
Bravo, Hagen! A nice one - like it!  ;D
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #278 on: March 20, 2012, 12:33:11 PM »
Some my snowies flowered at the moment in really spring Kiev-city  8)

Galanthus angustifolius ex locus classicus - C. Caucasus, Russia
Galanthus lagodechianus ex N. Armenia (= syn. G. artjuschenkoae)
Galanthus elwesii aff. ex Transcaucasus, Russia
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #279 on: March 20, 2012, 12:36:52 PM »
Galanthus rizehensis ex W Transcaucasus, Russia
Galanthus woronowii - different selections from the wild, W Transcaucasus, Russia
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #280 on: March 20, 2012, 12:49:21 PM »
Galanthus plicatus ex Crimea - my two selections by huge flowers (4.5 cm)

Some lovely selections, I particularly like that one.
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #281 on: March 20, 2012, 01:34:13 PM »
Steve, that is a lot to enjoy still. Here I only have a few doubles in flower. Cordelia, Nerissa and Ophelia. The rest is over now.


Dimitri, what a great collection!
I like woronowii mini best of all.
 

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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #282 on: March 20, 2012, 02:25:30 PM »
Galanthus woronowii - different selections from the wild, W Transcaucasus, Russia

Any chance of a leaf close-up or cross section picture for comparison with G.ikariae?
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #283 on: March 20, 2012, 03:19:21 PM »
Galanthus nivalis with 2 Petalen, now for 3 Year
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Re: Snowdrops in March 2012
« Reply #284 on: March 20, 2012, 03:27:39 PM »
Galanthus woronowii - different selections from the wild, W Transcaucasus, Russia

Any chance of a leaf close-up or cross section picture for comparison with G.ikariae?

Dima told me he has not yet got the ikariae sections prepared.
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