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Tim Ingram

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #120 on: January 17, 2013, 12:48:41 PM »
What a lovely couple of pictures! I have tried planting 'yellows' together in the garden, but still only get normal seedlings from 'Wendy's Gold'. A more controlled cross is obviously a lot more effective. I have only just bought 'Godfrey Owen' (from Rod and Jane Leeds); a strong bulb but only just showing in the garden. It must be one of the most distinctive of all snowdrops. (We have around 100 plus different snowdrops in the garden, but I begin to realise I am still very much a novice! I am especially interested in selecting out seedlings that arise in the garden over time and are well adapted to garden conditions).
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2013, 12:55:35 PM »
Anne, it is a very fine pale yellow green type you have.
I like these unobtrusive colors! Best.
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #122 on: January 17, 2013, 01:04:47 PM »
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Anne W:    ......a pot of one of the clones of Wendy's Gold x Lutescens......

That is a very attractive hybrid Anne, holds itself well.


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Tim Ingram :  I am especially interested in selecting out seedlings that arise in the garden over time and are well adapted to garden conditions

Surely the most important thing for a garden, Tim, rather than a collection and so of prime import in my opinion.    :)
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #123 on: January 17, 2013, 03:11:30 PM »
Yes very pretty Anne, we'll all be watching your sales list in two or three years time ;D
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #124 on: January 17, 2013, 04:54:46 PM »
Is it possible to keep the pollen from Godfrey Owen Anne & use it to fertilise later snowdrops?

 
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #125 on: January 17, 2013, 05:27:07 PM »
That's the plan  ;D I've Mrs Thompson in mind.
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #126 on: January 17, 2013, 05:49:27 PM »
That's the plan  ;D I've Mrs Thompson in mind.

I wonder if Mrs Owen knows ::)
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #127 on: January 17, 2013, 06:21:04 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with 'Snow White' (not her gnome)?  There is a flattering description in the snowdrop bible as G. nivalis 'Snow White'.  I have also seen the name G. elwesii 'Snow White'.  However, an internet search reveals little about it and a forum search, which I am not sure I performed correctly, yielded nothing.

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2013, 06:44:05 PM »
Anne thats a lovely yellow. Holds its head high and looks like it doesnt have plicate leaves
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #129 on: January 17, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »
Some forumists who may may be able to help with some info..........:-\

Forumist Gerard Oud sells  G. elwesii Snow White, .....
http://www.sneeuwklokjes.info/index_gb.asp    gerardoud @ tele2.nl

Also Irish forumist Guy de Schrijver has listed it ( I think as an elwesii) in the past, ...
http://fieldofblooms.ie/product-list/           guy2002@eircom.net

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #130 on: January 17, 2013, 07:25:33 PM »
Some forumists who may may be able to help with some info..........:-\

Forumist Gerard Oud sells  G. elwesii Snow White, .....
http://www.sneeuwklokjes.info/index_gb.asp    gerardoud @ tele2.nl

Also Irish forumist Guy de Schrijver has listed it ( I think as an elwesii) in the past, ...
http://fieldofblooms.ie/product-list/           guy2002@eircom.net


Thank you, Maggie, I can always rely on you to come to the fore.  I am more confusd because both sources list it as G. elwesii (without a photo or description) but Snowdrops calls it G. nivalis.  Are there two 'Snow Whites'?  Does anyone actually grow it?
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #131 on: January 17, 2013, 08:01:57 PM »
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #132 on: January 17, 2013, 08:07:03 PM »
bit nippy at work but lovely frost this morning covering everything, later in the day trees were raining ice.

few pics from the greenhouse this afternoon.

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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #133 on: January 17, 2013, 08:08:02 PM »
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Re: Galanthus in January
« Reply #134 on: January 18, 2013, 12:00:28 AM »
Carolyn, I do grow G. 'Snow White'. It was a present from a friend. It will take a few more weeks to flower. Just two weeks ago it did break through the soil. It slows down a bit now we have very cold weather. I 'll show it as soon as I can take a good picture.

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