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Title: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on May 30, 2015, 01:30:36 PM
There has been a lot of interest in the Dryad Golds, and requests for them to be released for sale. As some of you will know, I have been trialling some of the varieties with friends and have been pleased by their reports, and the performance of the plants here in my garden. I think they are really special (doesn't every mother think that about their children?).
I have now named and registered some, and I hope the first 2 or 3 varieties will be available this summer, but there will be a VERY limited supply until I can bulk them up further.
After a huge amount of debate and consultation (you know who you are) the first releases will be on ebay next month (seller name: dryadzny), and I hope to have some in my summer list. Some customers have also asked that I auction some of my bulbs on ebay, because they can't be quick enough off the mark for the rarer things in my list, which usually go within half an hour of the list being uploaded.
There will be a maximum of 5 bulbs available this summer, of 3 varieties:
Dryad Gold Medal =clone 5
Dryad Gold Sovereign = clone 6
Dryad Gold Bullion = clone 8
Complying with requests to simplify my numbering system for my yellow seedlings, I've now got a simple consecutive number system.  Please will those people who have been trialling for me ask me for the new numbers/names for their clones?
I hope there will be a short article in the International Rock Gardener next month introducing the new names.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on May 30, 2015, 02:22:54 PM
I can confirm that  the names and pictures of Anne's golden snowdrops will be published in the IRG for June 2015, to be online at the end of that month

For those who don't remember the previous discussions on the "Dryad Golds"  see these links :

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Quote from: annew on January 31, 2014, 09:52:14 PM

    It's one of the group of seedlings from Wendy's Gold x lutescens that I showed last year. As a working name, I'm using 'Dryad Gold series' with a clone number so I can put DG1, DG5 etc on the labels. Saves graphite. ;)


Aha, I remember now - and here's a link to Anne's great post with  a compilation of an array of the seedlings -
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10048.msg266373#msg266373 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10048.msg266373#msg266373) - this post  bears further study!!

 and also these relevant  posts :
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6443.msg181653#msg181653 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6443.msg181653#msg181653)
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9912.msg264358#msg264358 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9912.msg264358#msg264358) 

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12602.msg321986#msg321986 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12602.msg321986#msg321986)

IRG link for Dryad  article  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Jun251435252604IRG_66.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Jun251435252604IRG_66.pdf)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on May 30, 2015, 03:02:05 PM
Some new, super rare and delightful 'Yellows'...what wonderful news  :P

All backed with the years of trialling and reliability assurance of Anne!

These will be going on Ebay at the end of June, is that correct Anne?

I have already loosed the 'Kraken' to make sure he bids,  ;D with the small number available, relying on the list is just too chancy! I don't like using Ebay to buy drops BUT with the guarantee of source, it is a must  ;D Thanks for the Ebay ID, could you give us a heads up when you are listing?

More pictures please!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on May 30, 2015, 03:21:56 PM
Fear not Ingrid,  more photos in the IRG when the names are published.
As you imply, there are some strange goings-on on Ebay, but when the provenance is secure it's a much happier prospect.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on May 30, 2015, 03:27:26 PM
Thanks Maggi, the re;iable provenace will make these key targets!

I am reassured by the fact that you are not a felloew 'Yellow' lover  ;D I am not sure an online tussle between you and the Kraken would be an edifying sight, even though my money would be on you  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on May 30, 2015, 03:30:08 PM
Hmm, Maggi versus the Kraken?  ::) I imagine there would be a goodly number willing to pay for tickets for that particular spectacle.  T'would be messy though! :P
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on May 30, 2015, 03:37:02 PM
Any chance we can see a sneak peek at some of the forthcoming photos?????????  :P

These will be top targets as they probably won't be available at Myddelton next year as Anne does not attend. That means I cannot even rely on the 'Young Gazelle' to deliver on the day  ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on May 30, 2015, 04:06:37 PM
Glad to oblige!  :D
I'll be listing them in about 3 weeks. I need them to go fully dormant, then I will check the bulbs before offering them.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on May 30, 2015, 05:38:17 PM
Thanks for the photos Anne, they look wonderful! My acquisition team has set up the required Ebay searches but do let us know when your listing is imminent!  8)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on May 30, 2015, 07:39:05 PM
Will do!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnw on May 30, 2015, 10:11:52 PM
Any chance we can see a sneak peek at some of the forthcoming photos?????????  :P

What? And steal the bride's big moment?  :o

johnw
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on May 31, 2015, 10:20:50 AM
Oh Anne, Gold Bullion!  I shall have to start saving my pension ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on May 31, 2015, 10:40:20 AM
Oh Anne, Gold Bullion!  I shall have to start saving my pension ;D

Well, we have had a huge diamond caper this year, it looks like the 'Great Bullion Job' is on the way  ;D We proably need to inform George Osbourne that the 'Propensity to Save' will increase in the short term  ;D

I agree Brian, Bullion is probably my top target, until I look at the other photos...  :P
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Alan_b on May 31, 2015, 10:55:37 AM
Just to be clear, is the correct name Dryad Gold Something or just Gold Something?  Personally, I like the Dryad prefix.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on May 31, 2015, 11:17:57 AM
All prefixed with Dryad.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: mark smyth on May 31, 2015, 11:59:44 AM
exciting days ahead!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Alan_b on May 31, 2015, 02:38:00 PM
Remind me, Anne, all the Dryad Gold Group derives from Wendy's Gold crossed with a (the same) nivalis Sandersii?  Which was the male parent or did you do the cross both ways?  I think you have told us this before (therefore I'm not trying to get trade secrets out of you).
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on May 31, 2015, 05:43:38 PM
It's no secret, Alan. The cross was 'Wendy's Gold' (seed) x sandersii 'Lutescens' (pollen). Haven't had much luck repeating the cross since, so I was very fortunate that time.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2015, 06:50:22 PM
For those who don't remember the previous discussions on the "Dryad Golds"  see these links :
Quote
Quote from Maggi

   
Quote
Quote from: annew on January 31, 2014, 09:52:14 PM

        It's one of the group of seedlings from Wendy's Gold x lutescens that I showed last year. As a working name, I'm using 'Dryad Gold series' with a clone number so I can put DG1, DG5 etc on the labels. Saves graphite. ;)


    Aha, I remember now - and here's a link to Anne's great post with  a compilation of an array of the seedlings -
    http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10048.msg266373#msg266373 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10048.msg266373#msg266373) - this post  bears further study!!

     and also these relevant  posts :
    http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6443.msg181653#msg181653 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6443.msg181653#msg181653)
    http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9912.msg264358#msg264358 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9912.msg264358#msg264358)

    http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12602.msg321986#msg32198 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12602.msg321986#msg32198)
   
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Alan_b on May 31, 2015, 09:10:30 PM
Thanks Anne and Maggi.  Interesting to know that there was somehow an element of good fortune in that original cross.  And as we might well not achieve the same good fortune ourselves should we try, we should start saving up for our own share of Anne's.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Rick Goodenough on June 01, 2015, 03:15:30 AM
Anne...great to know you are putting these beauties out for sale.

Congratulations! Rick
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Leena on June 01, 2015, 08:56:15 AM
Dryad Gold snowdrops are beautiful. :) Too  bad, they are bound to be expensive now, so I'll have to wait a few years. :)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 01, 2015, 05:03:51 PM
I just updated my website with some info on the Goldies.
http://www.dryad-home.co.uk.html (http://www.dryad-home.co.uk/index.html)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 02, 2015, 08:19:51 AM
I just updated my website with some info on the Goldies.
http://www.dryad-home.co.uk.html (http://www.dryad-home.co.uk/index.html)

What lovely photos Anne! They have thrown my decision making into turmoil!  ;D

My current favourite is Dryad Gold Sovereign, what a beauty! I have to say that I have changed my mind a couple of times on the last two visits to your site!  ???

Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on June 02, 2015, 09:59:51 AM
What lovely photos Anne! They have thrown my decision making into turmoil!  ;D

My current favourite is Dryad Gold Sovereign....

You have to make your mind up sometime Ingrid ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 02, 2015, 10:38:52 AM
You have to make your mind up sometime Ingrid ;D

I am encouraged that currently our propensity to save is targeted at different varieties!  ;D Having seen you staggering under the weight of multiple bags of acquisitions, I know how formidable you can be  ::)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 02, 2015, 11:19:06 AM
Dryad Gold snowdrops are beautiful. :) Too  bad, they are bound to be expensive now, so I'll have to wait a few years. :)
For Leena, and Yorkshire and Scottish customers, I have decided to offer a 'Do It Yourself' Dryad Gold kit of one' Wendy's Gold' and one 'Lutescens' at a special price in my summer list. You will just need to add luck and 5 or 6 years time to the mixture!  :D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 02, 2015, 02:52:46 PM
For Leena, and Yorkshire and Scottish customers, I have decided to offer a 'Do It Yourself' Dryad Gold kit of one' Wendy's Gold' and one 'Lutescens' at a special price in my summer list. You will just need to add luck and 5 or 6 years time to the mixture!  :D

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Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on June 02, 2015, 04:09:07 PM
I am encouraged that currently our propensity to save is targeted at different varieties!  ;D Having seen you staggering under the weight of multiple bags of acquisitions, I know how formidable you can be  ::)

Moi?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 02, 2015, 04:37:09 PM
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    Quote from: Blonde Ingrid to Brian

    I am encouraged that currently our propensity to save is targeted at different varieties!  ;D Having seen you staggering under the weight of multiple bags of acquisitions, I know how formidable you can be  ::)

If you've seen dear Brian staggering, Ingrid, I'm sure it was not because the bags were so full of plants - merely that his back was bothering him!   I think he is a martyr to it - I'm sure there were no more than one or two bulbs in each bag............ ::)

(I've done my best for you, Brian - send cash!)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnstephen29 on June 02, 2015, 05:59:35 PM
Hi Anne what a great offer, I hope you don't think I'm been too cheeky, but can you extend it eastwards to include us folk in Lincolnshire  :D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on June 02, 2015, 06:14:30 PM
If you've seen dear Brian staggering, Ingrid, I'm sure it was not because the bags were so full of plants - merely that his back was bothering him!   I think he is a martyr to it - I'm sure there were no more than one or two bulbs in each bag............ ::)

(I've done my best for you, Brian - send cash!)

Quite so, it's not the bulbs it's the pots and the soil 8)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 02, 2015, 08:14:13 PM
Hi Anne what a great offer, I hope you don't think I'm been too cheeky, but can you extend it eastwards to include us folk in Lincolnshire  :D
Any Yorkshire folk/ Scots in your family tree?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Chris Johnson on June 02, 2015, 09:00:30 PM
Any Yorkshire folk/ Scots in your family tree?

There are none in mine - so For Leena, and Yorkshire and Scottish customers refers do descendancy rather than residency - rules me out. ???
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 02, 2015, 09:18:42 PM
I would think that as a Yorkshire woman herself, Anne would appreciate that there are English-born folks who like a bargain as much as her ain folk and we Scots!  ::) :P       ;D

Stingyness  Prudence knows no boundaries, eh?  ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnstephen29 on June 02, 2015, 09:22:28 PM
We are all Irish in my family, but I grew up in donny does that count?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: David Nicholson on June 02, 2015, 09:28:18 PM
I grew up in donny.......

I suppose someone had to have been! Maybe Maggi's Prudence grew up in Donny too?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnstephen29 on June 02, 2015, 09:31:04 PM
Cheeky sod ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnralphcarpenter on June 02, 2015, 09:48:39 PM
My wife is Canadian Anne. That counts as Scottish doesn't it?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: David Nicholson on June 02, 2015, 09:49:05 PM
Moi ;)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnstephen29 on June 02, 2015, 10:08:18 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Rick Goodenough on June 03, 2015, 04:28:04 AM
A lovely idea to offer a kit, Anne....and what of a lowly American who makes a mean Yorkshire pudding and has Robert The Bruce in the cobwebs of his family line?  ;D Rick
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Leena on June 03, 2015, 07:56:18 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 03, 2015, 08:46:52 AM
and what of a lowly American who makes a mean Yorkshire pudding and has Robert The Bruce in the cobwebs of his family line?  ;D Rick

The upside is you qualify to play cricket for England  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 03, 2015, 10:36:28 AM
I will not be asking for birth certificates! Anyone who is prepared to do-something-themselves rather than pay good money qualifies as an honorary Yorkshire person.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Chris Johnson on June 03, 2015, 11:07:12 AM
I will not be asking for birth certificates!

 ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: John Aipassa on June 03, 2015, 12:21:34 PM
Any Yorkshire folk/ Scots in your family tree?

If I am willing to wear a kilt, does that count too?  ;D ;D

By the way, my great grandmother's family name was Smith. Any Scottish reference you reckon?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 03, 2015, 12:39:17 PM
No but I know a person called Smith in Yorkshire!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Rick Goodenough on June 03, 2015, 01:03:16 PM
John...looks like you will be wearing a kilt.  ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: John Aipassa on June 03, 2015, 09:31:01 PM
Haha, Rick. I must admit I have designed my own tartan already.  ;D

And Anne, so maybe I have some traces of Yorkshire blood somehwere in my veins. :)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 12, 2015, 02:22:01 PM
Hi Anne, during your extensive testing of the new yellows, have you seen them thrive in 'sunny' Scotland? A fellow Scottish member of the yellow team asked me as she has had problems with yellows in the Dominions  ;D and wondered if these were the answer...

I naturally told her Gold Sovereign was more a Southern snowdrop  ;D ::) ::)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Alan_b on June 12, 2015, 03:38:23 PM
Surely if you want a Scottish yellow snowdrop then 'Elizabeth Harrison' is your answer?

Most nivalis Sandersii Group snowdrops hale originally from the wild snowdrop population in Northumberland - which is not too far south of the border.

The yellow plicatus snowdrops come from near me in Cambridgeshire or even further south so perhaps they are too nesh for Scotland? 
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 12, 2015, 03:40:01 PM
The Dryad Golds we've had to trial here are doing okay  in Aberdeen, Ingrid.

No idea what "nesh" means, Alan - some southern patois, I expect?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 12, 2015, 03:45:46 PM
The Dryad Golds we've had to trial here are doing okay  in Aberdeen, Ingrid.


I have passed on your note Maggi, many thanks! I guessed Anne would trial them widely. I think some of the negative feedback around 'Ronald MacKenzie' has focussed some collectors minds!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 12, 2015, 03:58:51 PM
Yes, some yellows are not too good here, which has  put me off them.  Anne's place in Yorkshire is not exactly tropical, so the Dryad Golds are well bred for  poor weather!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnstephen29 on June 12, 2015, 05:19:57 PM
I've heard nesh mentioned when I lived in Yorkshire Maggi, so I don't think it's a southern thing. I think it means no good or something like that, I'm sure Alan will correct me if I've got it wrong ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Chris Johnson on June 12, 2015, 05:52:54 PM
'Nesh' was a regular term when I lived in Cheshire. It means someone who is susceptible to cold. I've not heard it mentioned in relation to plants.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: David Nicholson on June 12, 2015, 07:53:32 PM
....... and also in Huddersfield and always related to people, never to inaminate .
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Alan_b on June 12, 2015, 10:09:17 PM
'Nesh' ... means someone who is susceptible to cold. I've not heard it mentioned in relation to plants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesh    I'm originally from the East Midlands where the term is used as per the Wikipedia entry.

I may be stretching the usage by applying it to a plant - but why not.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 12, 2015, 10:18:33 PM
Fascinating - learned something here, thanks!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: johnstephen29 on June 13, 2015, 11:19:43 AM
Must be more a English saying than a Scottish one Maggi. like sassenach is more of a Scottish thing than an English one.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Steve Garvie on June 13, 2015, 12:41:39 PM
Must be more a English saying than a Scottish one Maggi. like sassenach is more of a Scottish thing than an English one.

Sassenach is a Scot's Gaelic-derived word which literally means Saxon. It was originally used primarily to refer to non-gaelic speaking lowland Scots but now is used to refer to "Southrons" (itself an almost redundant Scots word which was borrowed by Tolkien).
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 22, 2015, 03:37:30 PM
Just returned from our hols in Canada. We had a great trip, but it's nice to get back to chilly Yorkshire! And the bulbs all went dormant while we were away!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 22, 2015, 03:52:46 PM
Welcome home Anne. Glad you had a good trip - weather has mostly been chilly while you were away - just enough heat to the rain to let the weeds burst into growth!

Dryad Golds will appear in the next IRG - online next Friday!   
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 22, 2015, 07:18:05 PM
Thanks, Maggi!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 25, 2015, 07:57:36 PM
Hi Anne,
Excellent article in the IRG on your new additions!  ;D I will be studying the listing in detail as, from memory, there are only three coming up  :o

Some of the others look beautiful so when I have had a good read I will start bugging you about potential launch dates  ;D

Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 25, 2015, 08:39:34 PM
Thanks, Ingrid. First one due on ebay in a few days. Just updated my website with more info: http://www.dryad-home.co.uk (http://www.dryad-home.co.uk)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 30, 2015, 08:19:33 AM
Hi Anne,
As promised, I have looked at your total list on the IRG. Having been drawn to the 'Dark Side' by 'Darth Ellis' I have become interested in the smaller drops, following him singing the praises of Philippe Andre Meyer. I have tasked the acquisitions team with 'Dryad Gold Bullion' but also like the look of 'Gold Nugget'.

I know it is difficult but do you have any feel for when that beauty will be likely to appear, are we a few years away?
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on June 30, 2015, 10:06:45 AM
...Having been drawn to the 'Dark Side' by 'Darth Ellis' ...

It didn't take much drawing Ingrid ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on June 30, 2015, 10:16:10 AM
It didn't take much drawing Ingrid ;D ;D

You underestimate your charm Brian  ;)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on June 30, 2015, 10:54:44 AM
You underestimate your charm Brian  ;)
Which is, of course, the very reason he has such charm!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on June 30, 2015, 06:16:30 PM
The Nugget only has a few bulbs and needs to multiply a bit more yet..
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 01, 2015, 09:07:37 AM
The Nugget only has a few bulbs and needs to multiply a bit more yet..

Thanks Anne, on the upside it does give a few years job security to the acquisitions team  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 08, 2015, 10:19:26 AM
Hi Anne, my acquisitions team sends his thanks for the link on your website, enabling him to follow you in anticipation of the new yellows appearing on Ebay!  8)

For other forum members the link is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/dryadzny (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/dryadzny)

I am told that you can then 'click' on 'follow' to automatically see any new listings, specifically the Dryad Gold series  ???
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: colineddie1 on July 09, 2015, 01:18:12 PM
I'm following - as always
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on July 09, 2015, 04:44:56 PM
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 23, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
Hi Anne, my acquisition team is moaning about when your delightful yellows will be launched on Ebay  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Any news about when I have to start supplying industrial grade Pro-Plus  ??? ??? ???

The season so far has been very uneventful, we are relying on you!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on July 23, 2015, 07:12:30 PM
Hi Ingrid - it will be this weekend! I've been hectically chipping daffs and 'drops (still ongoing) but have saved some chubby bulbs for ebay. I plan to list the first one on Saturday.
It has been rather quiet on ebay - wonder where everyone is?  ???
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 23, 2015, 07:40:40 PM
Thanks Anne, that is great news  ;D I like to keep him focused or goodness knows what he find to amuse himself  :o :o

I agree, the offerings this resting season have been very uninspiring. Your great new yellows will be just the ticket!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on July 24, 2015, 08:50:38 PM
The listing will be on at 13.00 tomorrow if I've done it right!
Back to chipping.  :)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on July 25, 2015, 01:32:10 PM
'Dryad Gold Sovereign' -  listing  is on now for this new Galanthus  :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-SOVEREIGN-first-offering-rare-new-yellow-snowdrop-/261979333985 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-SOVEREIGN-first-offering-rare-new-yellow-snowdrop-/261979333985)

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 So exciting  to see the beginning of the release of these super 'drops

Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on July 27, 2015, 10:27:32 AM
Well it will be interesting to watch the end of the listing!  So far up to £156.51 in 36 hours.  Congratulations Anne :-*
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 27, 2015, 10:40:49 AM
Well it will be interesting to watch the end of the listing!  So far up to £156.51 in 36 hours.  Congratulations Anne :-*
 

Quite agree, well done Anne!

I have heard reports that George Osborne and Mark Carney were seen entering your house Brian  ;D ;D ;D

Can we expect a run on the pound  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on July 27, 2015, 10:55:13 AM
Doing Ok isn't it? :)
Still flippin' chippin'. :P
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on July 27, 2015, 12:24:52 PM
I have heard reports that George Osborne and Mark Carney were seen entering your house Brian  ;D ;D ;D

Can we expect a run on the pound  ;) ;)

No, they were here to see if David's Courgette Pickle was any different to the pickle that Labour is in over voting.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 27, 2015, 12:28:32 PM
No, they were here to see if David's Courgette Pickle was any different to the pickle that Labour is in over voting.

Yum 8) May we expect a bottle of David's undoubtedly excellent Courgette pickle at the Mid-Anglia  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: David King on July 27, 2015, 12:54:46 PM
Under lock and key until it matures ready for next winter!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 27, 2015, 12:58:27 PM
Under lock and key until it matures ready for next winter!

Very good idea David  ;D I have seen how difficult Brian finds resisting temptation  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on July 27, 2015, 01:23:15 PM
Very good idea David  ;D I have seen how difficult Brian finds resisting temptation  ;) ;)

Moi?   Nooooo  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2015, 01:22:05 PM
First 'Dryad Gold Sovereign' has  been sold for  £283.89 !  Fourteen bidders battling it  out to the very end.
Congratulations Anne for this exciting first reception to a sale from the Dryads Golds
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Brian Ellis on July 28, 2015, 02:02:10 PM
Yes it was quite exciting ;D  Look forward to seeing the next one ;)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Rick Goodenough on July 28, 2015, 03:08:42 PM
Congratulations Anne!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on July 28, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
Many congratulations Anne, it is always encouraging to see hard work properly rewarded...rare but encouraging  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on July 28, 2015, 03:50:24 PM
Thanks, folks! Even more exciting - I finally finished the chipping - Hallelujah!  ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2015, 03:56:46 PM
 
Thanks, folks! Even more exciting - I finally finished the chipping - Hallelujah!  ;D

 Oh good - I knew this minion would be a great help

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Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on July 28, 2015, 05:20:19 PM
By Heck ! It would be!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on July 31, 2015, 11:57:21 PM
10 bidders for the second Dryad Gold Sovereign which has gone for £240.

 Such fun to see these bulbs going so well!

And I see that there's the first offering of 'Dryad Gold Medal' now  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-MEDAL-first-time-offering-of-a-rare-new-yellow-snowdrop-/261987577122?hash=item3cffad2d22 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-MEDAL-first-time-offering-of-a-rare-new-yellow-snowdrop-/261987577122?hash=item3cffad2d22)
 :)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on August 01, 2015, 08:52:29 AM
10 bidders for the second Dryad Gold Sovereign which has gone for £240.

 And I see that there's the first offering of 'Dryad Gold Medal' now  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-MEDAL-first-time-offering-of-a-rare-new-yellow-snowdrop-/261987577122?hash=item3cffad2d22 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-MEDAL-first-time-offering-of-a-rare-new-yellow-snowdrop-/261987577122?hash=item3cffad2d22)
 :)

It is indeed very interesting Maggi  8) It is also difficult not to conclude that buyers are getting a very good deal, with regard to price, on these varieties compared to other yellows that have been offered  :o 

Gold Medal is already at £132 and it has only been listed for 12 hours  :o :o
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on August 01, 2015, 09:22:04 AM
 :D :D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Matt T on August 01, 2015, 08:44:33 PM
So pleased to see so much interest in Anne's babies, rewarding her years of hard work.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Matt T on August 04, 2015, 08:41:00 AM

 Oh good - I knew this minion would be a great help

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And look where we'll end up: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/inflatable-minion-causes-despicable-traffic-jam-in-dublin_55bfc06ae4b0b23e3ce38ed2 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/inflatable-minion-causes-despicable-traffic-jam-in-dublin_55bfc06ae4b0b23e3ce38ed2)!!!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on August 04, 2015, 08:55:34 AM
It wasnae me.. ::)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on August 07, 2015, 10:05:17 PM
The third of Anne's new varieties has just gone onto Ebay  :o
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on August 11, 2015, 06:16:14 PM
The Dryad Golds are going well !
Anne Wright has something rather different for sale on ebay too, though sticking to the golden yellow theme  : Narcissus 'GALANTOQUILLA GROUP' rare new early daffodil

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Narcissus-GALANTOQUILLA-GROUP-rare-new-early-daffodil-only-one-available-/262000087185?hash=item3d006c1091 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Narcissus-GALANTOQUILLA-GROUP-rare-new-early-daffodil-only-one-available-/262000087185?hash=item3d006c1091)    8)


 and another rare Galanthus, too, G. 'Dryad Gold Bullion'
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-BULLION-rare-new-collectable-yellow-snowdrop-/262000093161?hash=item3d006c27e9 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galanthus-DRYAD-GOLD-BULLION-rare-new-collectable-yellow-snowdrop-/262000093161?hash=item3d006c27e9)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on August 11, 2015, 07:54:41 PM
Yes, Maggi the REAL interesting stuff appears! ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on August 12, 2015, 05:36:00 AM
Yes, Maggi the REAL interesting stuff appears! ;D

Hmm, let us not forget you also go to Hartlepool Power station for 'recreation'!! ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on August 12, 2015, 08:58:43 AM
Hmm, nuclear power station, wind farm, dismantling oil rigs, landfill sites - what's not to like?  :-\
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on August 12, 2015, 01:56:31 PM
Hmm, nuclear power station, wind farm, dismantling oil rigs, landfill sites - what's not to like?  :-\

 Not sure this sort of thing is helpful to my cunning plan to get sponsorship from the Tourist Board  :-\  On the other hand, if there are lots of  folks similar to Anne.......      ::)    there may yet be hope  :-X
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Blonde Ingrid on January 07, 2020, 03:29:15 PM
A very dull grey day here meteorologically BUT brilliant yellow sunshine supplied by Anne Wright and Dryad Nursery.

First up:The final, much requested TALL versions of the Dryad Gold series,

Dryad Gold Sceptre
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Dryad Gold Standard
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Both absolute stunners, tall erect and living up to Anne's motto of 'Clumps in Waiting' and completing an iconic series of yellows!

Next Dryad Gold Medal
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Then Dryad Gold Charm
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and finally one of the unnamed clones that I love DG M, that did not pass Anne's rigorous naming standards.
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Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on January 07, 2020, 07:26:49 PM
After much chivvying, Iíve decided, at last, to offer our final two named cultivars in the Dryad Gold series, following a number of inquiries about the larger clones. These two varieties, Dryad Gold Standard and Dryad Gold Sceptre, bring the total Dryad Gold family to 10 named varieties, which is half the number of clones we grow.
Also looking good just now, potfuls of Dryad Gold Bullion and Nugget. Never a show when you need one... ::)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on January 07, 2020, 07:31:14 PM
One that didn't make the cut,( but I still like it) Dryad Gold M.
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Maggi Young on January 07, 2020, 07:34:16 PM
Short or  tall - what's  not to like?   ;) (Anne -you are  really  choosy!!)
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: annew on January 07, 2020, 08:08:42 PM
Nice to have the choice!  ;D
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: David Lowndes on January 08, 2020, 07:50:12 PM
What I like is the vigour!
Glowing with health!
Title: Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
Post by: Diane Whitehead on February 04, 2020, 02:27:00 AM
Anne,

You stated somewhere that you were releasing some snowdrops that took you nine years to develop.

Have you kept track of how many seeds you sowed to finally arrive at named ones?

Diane
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