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Carolyn Walker

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »
re: Peter Gatehouse

Is this not the one we were trying to identify earlier this year?  I thought it might have been Carolyn that posted it, maybe someone else.

Ring any bells?

johnw

Hi John,

Fall chores are done and it snowed today so I am once again free to obsess about snowdrops on the forum.

You have a good memory.  I posted the photo of the unknown G. elwesii pictured below, trying to find out if anyone recognized it.  The answer was “not really”.  I since found out that it was selected from a patch of straight G. elwesii at the US Botanic Garden by an unknown gardener employed there, who gave it to his chess buddy, who gave it to his employer, who gave it to my customer, who gave it to me---isn’t provenance great.  I still think it has good markings.

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #91 on: November 28, 2012, 12:13:20 PM »
Carolyn  -  I now see the marking is somewhat similar but the Bowman mark is stronger & squatter.  Is this the Bowmans of Rhododendron Ruby Bowman fame?

We too may get a cm or two this afternoon.

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« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 05:25:11 PM by johnw »
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #92 on: November 28, 2012, 05:54:02 PM »
Carolyn, Bowman is a great snowdrop!
Good memoryJohn,  in the meantime I hope you have some 'Bowman' bulbs.
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #93 on: November 28, 2012, 10:09:27 PM »
Carolyn  -  I now see the marking is somewhat similar but the Bowman mark is stronger & squatter.  Is this the Bowmans of Rhododendron Ruby Bowman fame?

We too may get a cm or two this afternoon.

johnw

John- The snowdrop is unnamed.  Bowman is the name of the customer who traded the snowdrops to me.  I haven't seen a better X mark, and I can't wait to check it out later this month.  I will post photos.

I have already been admonished by a non-US galanthophile (who will remain nameless ha,ha) not to name this snowdrop.  Sort of humorous when you realize only one snowdrop has been named in the US and 1,000 plus over there.  Frankly, with CITES in place, the best hope for US galanthophiles is to select unnamed quality snowdrops and name and sell them legally in the US.  Importing unusual varieties hasn't worked for us, even with the proper documentation, and smuggling is not an option for me.

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #94 on: November 28, 2012, 10:12:28 PM »
Carolyn, Bowman is a great snowdrop!
Good memoryJohn,  in the meantime I hope you have some 'Bowman' bulbs.
Uli

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I am glad you agree that it is a great snowdrop.  I acquired 26 bulbs in the spring, and, after reading your comment I just went out in the dark and cold with a flashlight and counted them---they are all there.  Will keep you posted with photos when they bloom.

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #95 on: December 01, 2012, 01:37:59 PM »
Carolyn,  I hope to see pic of Gal. Bowmann, please a little bit bigger than the last pic.
Have you any idea,  whether G. Bowman is available in Europe (or in the US)?
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #96 on: December 01, 2012, 04:25:18 PM »
Hans... WOW!   8)  They are some great looking earlies you have there.  Really lovely   ;D

I've been struggling, over previous years, to get the early flowering, scarcely found, snowdrops in my little patch. It is around now that I feel the S.A.D. starting to grab hold....    :'(

If any other members are growing snowies that flower at this time of year  - please let me know  :)

Some pics from today:

1 - One of Melvyn's giveaways.

2 - reginae-olgae 'Ivy Cottage'

3 - 'Early to Rize'

Sadly some other earlies have been munched by the slugs   :(

- but hopefully next year I shall have some more chear at this time of year.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 04:28:05 PM by KentGardener »
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #97 on: December 01, 2012, 09:36:53 PM »
John,

I am having my first venture in to G. reg. olg. in pot in the glasshouse this year and was delighted to have flowers in mid October. In the open garden G. 'Faringdon' Double' is well up but not inclined to open because of lack of good sunshine.

Melvyn's giveaway is so elegant, very beautiful - as are the others though not as good.

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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #98 on: December 01, 2012, 09:41:51 PM »
I thought the green tipped reginae-olgaes from Joe would have flowered this year. They made good sized bulbs this year. Single leaves again so I must wait another year
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2012, 10:50:06 PM »
Thanks a lot for the kind comments!  ;)
Fine plants John!

That G.e.monostictus_2_12-11-25 is very special
Yes it is beautiful - but it still would be nicer if the third outer petal would not look 'normal'.

The last of november - a green tipped beauty a generous friend gave  me: Galanthus reginae-olgae 'Annmarie Kee' 
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #100 on: December 02, 2012, 05:16:03 PM »
Hans, I remember seeing photographs of your lovely 'Annmarie Kee' in past years.  And it looks equally excellent in December 2012.   8)
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Re: Galanthus November
« Reply #101 on: December 02, 2012, 08:05:17 PM »
Thanks a lot John,
Had heard this nice cultivar does (why ever) not show always the green tipps - here it does every year on all flowers (as also for example 'Jessica').
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