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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2013, 09:16:40 AM »
do you have any very earlies? have a few spares if you can make it over some time in Feb.

Thanks Richard. Yes please I would love some earlies, one of the things I am trying to do is extend the season particularly the early ones. I will drop you a PM at the end of the month. It will be good to catch up with you again.

The only drop I know I have lost is a Peter Gatehouse, doubly disappointing as it appears to be such a good early drop and it was the very generous gift of another forumist at your "coffee, cakes and snowdrops" day last year - Sorry Alan.

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2013, 10:01:55 AM »
The only drop I know I have lost is a Peter Gatehouse, doubly disappointing as it appears to be such a good early drop and it was the very generous gift of another forumist at your "coffee, cakes and snowdrops" day last year - Sorry Alan.
I was interested to see this Chris, it is one of those that I have tried buying it time and time again.  I eventually gave up buying it and was given it in the same year by two different people (thankyou Mrs Swanton), guess what, it's growing! Sod's Law of gardening.  It surprised me as so many people had done well and regarded it as a 'standard' drop, however, as you get into snowdrops you do find I think, that some snowdrops like your conditions and some just will not thrive...that's apart from all the diseases and insect attacks!
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #107 on: January 15, 2013, 10:13:03 AM »
Oh Paddy now my heart beats faster.
Here is winter again with snow. So I must  wait weeks, I believe 6 or 7.

I like the closed blooms of galanthus very much also, especially they look like drops or balloons.
But it is difficult to identify the type.
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #108 on: January 15, 2013, 10:52:59 AM »
A few more:

Silverwells - a little extra piece on the flower!
Castlegar
Desdemona
Ding Dong
Florence Baker.

Nice show Paddy and good to see some plants. You seem very advanced I only have half a dozen or so showing so far
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #109 on: January 15, 2013, 12:07:18 PM »
... I have lost ... Peter Gatehouse, ... - Sorry Alan.

These things happen; I should know!  I have never done well with Peter Gatehouse in the colder shadier parts of my garden so I recommend anyone who grows it to try a spot that will get the warmth of the sun in autumn and winter.
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #110 on: January 15, 2013, 04:55:14 PM »
I was interested to see this Chris, it is one of those that I have tried buying it time and time again.  I eventually gave up buying it and was given it in the same year by two different people (thankyou Mrs Swanton), guess what, it's growing! Sod's Law of gardening.  It surprised me as so many people had done well and regarded it as a 'standard' drop, however, as you get into snowdrops you do find I think, that some snowdrops like your conditions and some just will not thrive...that's apart from all the diseases and insect attacks!
Thanks Brian, its perversely reassuring to find experienced growers who have struggled to establish the same drops. Couldn't agree more about particular drops liking your conditions and others not, its all part of the challenge. :) :) :)

These things happen; I should know!  I have never done well with Peter Gatehouse in the colder shadier parts of my garden so I recommend anyone who grows it to try a spot that will get the warmth of the sun in autumn and winter.

Yes Alan I did choose one of the corners of the garden that gets good amounts of winter sun. The plant went straight into a lattice pot with my usual snowdrop mix, but it did then wait a week before being planted into the soil, with hindsight that week was probably a mistake. Having said that 6 other varieties had exactly the same treatment and they all appear to be doing well this year.

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #111 on: January 15, 2013, 05:02:47 PM »
Thanks Brian, its perversely reassuring to find experienced growers who have struggled to establish the same drops. Couldn't agree more about particular drops liking your conditions and others not, its all part of the challenge. :) :) :)

They are there to test our patience ;D
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2013, 06:13:47 PM »
Galanthus reginae-olgae (corcyrensis)

Very reliable in my garden.  Very late this year.  It is normally in flower from mid November but was hardly showing by Christmas.
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2013, 08:40:40 PM »
Over 50 cultivars flowering in my garden as of the weekend
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #114 on: January 15, 2013, 08:47:58 PM »
Get the new camera going then, Mark!
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #115 on: January 15, 2013, 09:30:56 PM »
Low light levels means poor quality photos  :'(
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #116 on: January 16, 2013, 09:58:41 PM »
A selection of photos I havent seen before
http://www.gapphotos.com/featuredetails.asp?featureref=564
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

All photos taken with a Canon 900T and 230

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #117 on: January 17, 2013, 09:34:45 AM »
I had a quick look, Mark, before being prompted to log in. I left it then.

"Green Hayes" and "Anglesey Abbey" looked wrong to me.

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #118 on: January 17, 2013, 09:44:09 AM »
But some nice effects resulting from the snowdrops being part back-lit rather than photographed against a matt-black background.
Almost in Scotland.

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #119 on: January 17, 2013, 12:32:56 PM »
They do look nice, but back to black..a pot of one of the clones of Wendy's Gold x Lutescens, and my first flower of Godfrey Owen (gave me lots of pollen too!)
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