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Maggi Young

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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 03:03:06 PM »
I recently got a new book, "A Passion for Snowdrops" by George Brownlee.
Rather a nice little book, covering many aspects of snowdrops from different varieties their timing in the year, the flower in art and information about galantamine.

 https://www.whittlespublishing.com/A_Passion_for_Snowdrops

£15.99
978-184995-493-8
216 × 138mm
160 pages
90 illustrations (photographs, drawings paintings) colour throughout
Softback


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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 08:13:51 PM »
Just curious about these Galanthus, pictures were taken on an old churchyard, now public green. The first picture shows how close they grow together, pictures 2,3 & 4 of the individual clumps. I think picture 4 is Elwesii, I’m not sure about the other two.
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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2022, 11:09:27 AM »
Akke, I think no 2 and 4 are G.elwesii, but no3 has so short leaves it is hard to tell. It is nice looking, I like snowdrops which have short leaves when flowering. :)
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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2022, 09:01:39 PM »
Thanks Leena, it’s just that the colours are so different. Not being very good at photography, the pictures and colors do them justice. Who knows, they are on an old graveyard.
In my own pots Galanthus Reginae-olgae ssp vernalis is just opening up while G. Reginae-olgae is fading away, the swaying here is not as impressive as in your video, Leena but I take a few more moments to enjoy it now, thanks.
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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2022, 03:57:40 PM »
Here is another of those MrsM X ?Diggory? seedlings which doesn't have a MrsM mark. .... So hopefully they ARE a Diggory cross.

But actually it was the Diggory outers I was interested in, and this seedling shows no sign of that! Some of the other seedlings are a bit more rounded so maybe in the next generation. .... You can live in hope!!

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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2022, 04:33:01 PM »
Thanks Leena, it’s just that the colours are so different.

Well, yes. You are right that the colours are different...
Hopefully someone else knows better. :)
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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2022, 08:53:11 PM »
Thanks Leena, maybe time will tell :), I’ll keep an eye on them. In the meantime masses of Galanthus (mostly nivalis) are waiting to pop out.
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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2022, 08:01:45 AM »
Already booked on the snowdrop day.  Very excited to watch.

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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2022, 08:05:32 AM »
Galanthus elwesii
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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2022, 06:46:47 PM »
Nice clumps, Herman!

This one I selected for its pale eyes.



With ´Green Eyes´they are better defined, and the leaves are green, also.


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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2022, 03:45:03 PM »
From 'Discover Scottish Gardens' - news of the  2022 Scottish Snowdrop Festival
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The Scottish Snowdrop Festival is now live! With events happening across the country in dozens of gardens, woodlands and estates, visitors are invited to enjoy the sheets of white flowers and collections of special varieties of mid-winter’s loveliest bloom.

The Festival runs throughout the peak of snowdrop season, from Tuesday, 25 January until Friday, 11 March and during that time visitors can discover snowdrops growing in all kinds of places, from Teasses Estate in Fife, where there will be opportunities for candlelight walks in woodlands filled with snowdrops, to 10 Pilmuir Road West in Forres where a specialist collection of more than 150 different snowdrop varieties will be on display.

Click here for the full list of Snowdrop Festival Events

No matter the weather, you can experience the joys of Scotland's gardens and woodlands this winter. There is a range of incredible gardens open all year round offering quiet space to reflect, the chance to connect with nature and family, and even adventure for the thrill seekers. Whether you're looking for a day out, a romantic weekend getaway or a wonderful place for your next staycation, visit www.discoverscottishgardens.org/days-out and make a plan that is sure to offer fantastic memories for all.


As always, please plan ahead to ensure the garden/grounds are open and to check whether tickets must be booked in advance. Please also be aware of the weather forecast and how this may affect events.

Garden of the Season
Cambo Gardens - Kingsbarns, Fife


Cambo House and Estate is one of the most exciting gardens in Scotland. It mixes high-end horticulture and atmospheric woodlands, with a busy calendar of craft fairs, moonlight walks and artistic events. Its reputation as a garden grew from the 1980s onwards when Catherine and Peter Erskine brought in pigs to clear ivy from the 70 acres of woodland and allow the snowdrops that grew there to flourish. They also built up a collection of rare and specialist snowdrops and they started selling bulbs ‘in the green’ to other snowdrop lovers. Read the full article here.

Tickets: £6.50/Free

The gardens are open daily 10am-4pm.

Website: www.discoverscottishgardens.org/garden/cambo-gardens
 
Wake up to Scotland's winter wonders
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 Discover Scottish Gardens hosts a number of fantastic hotels, B&Bs and self-catering providers who have beautiful gardens and grounds for you to enjoy during your visit. Whether it's moody skies, hidden secrets of the woodlands or perhaps trails of snowdrops and the quiet of winter gardens, visit our website to explore and book some of Scotland's best escapes and getaways.

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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2022, 06:28:09 PM »
Mariette, did I understand correctly that those are your own grown snowdrops? Congratulations.
'Green Eyes' has very green leaves, quite special.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2022, 08:38:12 PM »
Sorry, Leena, if I didn´t put it right: the first one is a nameless selection; ´Green Eyes´came from Anglesey Abbey.

These were actually raised in my garden and are crosses between a namless G. plicatus with a single apical mark and ´Three Ships´. The inners of all the hybrids show a mark influenced by ´Three Ships´, unfortunately not the bigger size of the latter.






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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2022, 11:57:16 AM »
The mighty Glenorma is doing its thing again. I took a little bunch to last night’s Burns Supper where at least one of the guests thought they were artificial!

One thing I’m curious about is that I’ve never read of anyone else reporting on Glenorma’s tendency to display signs of fasciation. I’d say (year on year) about 10% of my blooms are affected to a greater or lesser extent.

Does no one else get this?

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Re: Galanthus Jan 22
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2022, 09:50:03 PM »
A few snowdrops blooming in my garden.  The relatively mild weather for the time of year is bringing them on fast.

Last flowers on Galanthus corcyrensis.  The ones inthe front garden in full sun and drier soil are long gone but this patch at the back door are in shade most of the time they are above ground and beneath a large hosta in the summer.



Galanthus 'Fred's Giant'



Galanthus 'Fly Fishing'



Galanthus 'Mrs Macnamara' - I must get round to moving her this year to smewhere I can see her better..  She is tucked in behind Moraea alticola against a wall in a place not easy to see.

 
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