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Gerard Oud

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New snowdrop again?
« on: March 02, 2007, 06:22:55 PM »
I found quite a lot of these just between the normal galanthus,can anyone tell me what species it might be?

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Re: New snowdrop again?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 09:40:32 PM »
Gerard it looks like a nivalis type. Green tips are quite common
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Re: New snowdrop again?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 09:46:00 PM »
Mark they are galanthus nivalis,but with green tips but with green stripes.Could it be grandiflorus?

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 09:54:10 PM »
Gerard x grandiflorus is the old term for x hybridus that refers to hybrids between G. elwesii and G. plicatus. The leaves dont look like elwesii or plicatus. I really think you have found a green tipped nivalis
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Re: New snowdrop again?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 08:55:00 AM »
'Thanks Mark,
I didn't know that. Now i know i need that book from Snowdrops,A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus so i can do my homework better. Does anyone have a good spare one for me? There are some for sale on ebay, but i would like to buy one from someone of the club.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2007, 12:28:25 PM »
Gerard the snowdrop book is back out again so grab one while you can.
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Re: New snowdrop again?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007, 08:25:38 PM »
Mark can you email me the ISBN number so that i can order it here in holland.

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2007, 08:34:32 PM »
Mark can you email me the ISBN number so that i can order it here in holland.

thanks gerard,

Gerard - it is ISBN 0954191609
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2007, 08:38:08 PM »
Gerard - you might also want to consider getting 'The Genus Galanthus' by Aaron P. Davis (ISBN 0-88192-431-8) which is an excellent book and only has a slight overlap with the 'Snowdrops' book.
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Re: New snowdrop again?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2007, 09:00:25 PM »
Thank you very much for youre help Chris, i will try to order it on monday immediately.
Have you sown youre fritillarias yet?
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2007, 10:09:11 PM »
Have you sown youre fritillarias yet?
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Gerard - yes I sowed my fritillaria in January, but half of them had already germinated by this time (in the fridge where I had been keeping the seed)!
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2007, 01:33:01 AM »
Do you mean Chris, that the frit seeds had germinated in their packets in the fridge? Or had you sown them and were keeping the pots in the fridge?
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 07:12:30 AM »
Lesley - the seeds had germinated in their packets in the fridge
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Re: New snowdrop again?
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 09:47:04 PM »
Mmmmmm. I might try a few species to see if it happens for me. Would it work for lilies too I wonder? It DOES work with Nerines but not refrigerated. Or rather, I don't know what would happen if refrigerated. But they do germinat if left in a paper bag on one's potting bench (or the dining room table!).
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007, 10:34:54 PM »
Lesley - I had unintenionally left the frit seeds in the fridge for about 3 months, during which time they had laid undisturbed in their packets - I was quite surprised to find that they had germinated & it was quite challenging potting them up so that I did not damage their tiny roots.

Since potting them up and sticking them outside, in my small cold frame, they have grown on very well.
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