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steve owen

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2012, 03:56:27 PM »
Does anyone know anything about Galanthus 'Autumn Beauty'? It was bought from the Wisley plant centre and is in flower now. It's not mine unfortunately!
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Its an elwesii hybrid. I have a good clump in full flower. Its always the earliest to flower
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2012, 04:08:43 PM »
Here is another autumn poc: HERBSTFLÍCKCHEN. I hope it blooms in UK also.
The next is a green tipped Gp, nothing special but nice.
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2012, 05:48:17 PM »
Just a question:

Is Galanthus 'Heracles', as refered to in this thread, the same as Galanthus 'Hercule'?

Galanthus 'Hercule' is pictured in Galanthomania, page 140.

Many thanks for your help.

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2012, 06:14:28 PM »
Its an elwesii hybrid....

I seem to recall there was some controversy on these boards as to whether 'Autumn Beauty' is in fact a single hybrid or a group of similar hybrids.   
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2012, 06:26:21 PM »
Yes,  several members, including Steve had had bulbs showing considerable variation  :
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=4230.msg119843#msg119843
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2012, 06:46:58 PM »
Just a question:

Is Galanthus 'Heracles', as refered to in this thread, the same as Galanthus 'Hercule'?

Galanthus 'Hercule' is pictured in Galanthomania, page 140.

Many thanks for your help.

Wim

Hello Wim,

No it is not the same thing, John Fielding named his Galanthus reginae-olgae Heracles early this year, as far as I know Hercule is a Galanthus elwesii selection.

Regards, Melvyn

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2012, 07:18:42 PM »
Thank you, Melvyn.

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2012, 10:36:50 AM »
Here is another autumn poc: HERBSTFLÍCKCHEN. I hope it blooms in UK also.
The next is a green tipped Gp, nothing special but nice.
Hagen you are teasing us - nothing special? What species is HERBSTFLÍCKCHEN?
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2012, 01:38:13 PM »
Two beautiful snowdrops, Hagen.
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2012, 05:51:00 PM »
I AM VERY JEALOUS!   ;D    -  as I am still awaiting my first flower to open in the garden.

Melvyn, Ian, John and Hagen  - wonderful pics.  (and I agree with Hagen - we do like pics on here.   :D )

Hagen - love the fern as a backdrop.  And how can you say that is not special?!!!  To be flowering at this time of year I think that is a wonderful beauty for us to see.   8)
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2012, 07:12:58 PM »
John, a jungle garden should  have a lot ferns in the background. But ferns and galanthus are not the best neighbours.
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2012, 07:59:50 PM »
But ferns and galanthus are not the best neighbours.

How so?
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2012, 08:54:32 PM »
Visiting my daughter's where some of the bulbs are billeted, and surprised and delighted to see a good strong nose through the soil by the label "wor. Elizabeth Harrison" - much earlier than I anticipated. At least the local mice haven't had an expensive lunch!
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2012, 09:47:38 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9087106/Mutant-snowdrop-sells-for-725.html

It would have been the most expensive mice lunch in history had the local mice found their way round this specimen mentioned by the daily telegraph!!!

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2012, 04:45:46 AM »
Thanks for the link Pontus - I smiled at the penultimate paragraph:

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However with snowdrops suddenly becoming so valuable many collectors are now hiring security guards

Has anyone booked G4S for the New Year?    :D 

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