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Galanthus in July and August 2021
« on: July 10, 2021, 05:42:30 AM »
As can be expected in mid-winter our snowdrops are flowering:
1) Galanthus elwesii - a group of seedlings displaying 2 green marks, but some others in the same group have single marks.
2-4) Another of the seedlings has had 4 outer petals consistently for the last 5 years
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2021, 12:22:13 PM »
Galanthus 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' is the only double which has settled in here and increases slowly
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 07:16:17 AM »
One of the Galanthus elwesii seedlings which displays a large inner green mark,
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 12:29:07 PM »
These two galanthus have decided they like the company of cyclamen!
The first appeared along with this Cyclamen persicum and the second with Cyclamen rohlfsianum.
They appear to be the same and are possibly Galanthus rizehensis
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 12:35:52 PM »
These two galanthus have decided they like the company of cyclamen!
The first appeared along with this Cyclamen persicum and the second with Cyclamen rohlfsianum.
They appear to be the same and are possibly Galanthus rizehensis
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fermi
  Looks like the snowdrops may have  "leaf envy" !!!
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 03:55:34 PM »
To start off August, here's a neglected clump of what I believe (after posting here in earlier years) to be an elwesii x plicatus hybrid,
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2021, 04:00:39 PM »
Galanthus "Sylvanvale hybrids" - a mix of hybrids released by Tonkin Bulbs in the Dandenongs.
These were planted very late into a new bed and I'm relieved to see them flowering.
They were a door prize at our garden club from my friend Jon (minibulb lover) who says they should be a variable lot.
In the pic you may just be able to see a couple of buds just emerging at ground level!
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2021, 02:31:09 PM »
Discover Scottish Gardens "tweeted"  -

"Our lovely Garden Opener Helen Rushton of Bruckhills Croft in Scotland
 talked snowdrops with Stuart George on the @BBCRadioStoke
 today #GardenHour. Listen from 12:30
https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_stoke

Helen is a National Collection holder with her Galanthus.

https://t.co/w4ymqcxIF9?amp=1

N. B. Link may not work outside  UK but  worth trying !
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Re: Galanthus in July and August 2021
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2021, 01:28:43 PM »
John Foster, a well known snowdrop grower  from Reddisham has passed away.  John and his wife Brenda  had an annual Snowdrop day and had also opened their garden since 1977 for the  National Garden Scheme, raising many tousands of pounds for  charity  in the  process.

Another sad day for galanthophiles, and we send best  wishes  to Brenda and all John's family and friends.

You can read more   about  John and Brenda here:

https://www.becclesandbungayjournal.co.uk/news/obituaries/tributes-to-redisham-snowdrop-expert-john-foster-8207300?fbclid=IwAR27S4jFhLi-mLcXsiNK93DHMEyv2CbjG1mKIgDraHMvRBlwTfFF66CcRvM



Joihn and Brenda preparing for a  snowdrop day in their garden- photo Nick Butcher
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