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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #225 on: January 26, 2007, 12:35:59 PM »
I'm planning to bring a vase, vaase, vause with me with 12 different picked flowers. The game will be name the snowdrops and Maggi will be in charge!!
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #226 on: January 26, 2007, 12:47:39 PM »
YIKES!! Still, if I'm to be  "in charge" then i don't actually have to make any guesses, then, will I ? :-*
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #227 on: January 29, 2007, 08:14:55 PM »
Valentin, this SnowdropSunday, if I understand ( or guess)correctly sounds very interesting: can you give us more details?

Ian - this event, the 'sneeuwklokjes-zondag' is being held in Antwerp on Sunday 18th February 2007 & Valentin is one of four speakers - he will be giving what looks like a very interesting talk about:
- building a snowdrop collection (buying, exchanging, finding)
- how to make selection out of plantings
- techniques to bulk them up.

The event is usually attended by about 150 people and more details can be found
at http://www.galanthus.be/index.cfm?fuseaction=art&art_id=3318
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #228 on: January 29, 2007, 08:21:13 PM »
Crivens. Maggi is now a 'Hero Member'! My son James spotted that!
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #229 on: January 29, 2007, 08:36:04 PM »
Fine, observant lad you have there, Anthony, give him the heroine's best regards!
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #230 on: January 29, 2007, 08:47:19 PM »
give him the heroine's best regards!

A heroine indeed - well done Maggi for all that you do in making the Forum really work.



There is a 3 day 'Sneeuwklokjesfeest' (Snowdrop Festival) being held at De Boschhoeve, Arnhem, Holland from 1st - 3rd March 2007 & full details can be found at http://www.boschhoeve.nl/ 
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #231 on: January 29, 2007, 08:58:15 PM »
Thank you, Chris, it is my pleasure to help.

What a pity that the snowdrop day with Valentin is the same day as the SRGC early bulb Day... I believe there are many who would enjoy both events! And still more in the Netherlands, too. Plus the  Scottish Snowdrop Festival, which has been getting lots of publicity in the Scottish press ( see SRGC page too:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/specials/snowdrop2007/content.html  ) The White Fever is spreading like... well....white fever!!
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #232 on: January 29, 2007, 09:02:46 PM »
The White Fever is spreading like... well....white fever!!

And not before time Maggi!
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #233 on: January 30, 2007, 03:47:31 PM »
It is being trialled by the main snowdrop suppliers in England and as far as I know not under this or any name. It's origin is in England and it's garden worthiness was noted after bulbs came to N Ireland. A few of us hold the stock just in case those in one garden fail

It looks as if this snowdrop - 'Compton Court' - is being sold this year by Broadleigh Bulbs, under the name of 'Compton Manor'
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #234 on: January 30, 2007, 05:08:29 PM »
Had a visit today to Killerton House, a National Trust property just outside Exeter. It was a poor day with no sun but some Snowdrops were out, no Cyclamen yet, and some early Camellia. Took a photo of this clump only because I hadn't seen any of you experts mention this particular variety. As I said it was not a good day for photography, and the clump didn't have many flowers open, but I liked the leaves. Of course, given my knowledge of things Galanthus, it will probably turn out to be "as common as muck"

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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #235 on: January 30, 2007, 05:27:47 PM »
Okay, several points here: I realise Chris is referring back to an earlier post in this thread, but David, there is a new page for snowie posts now: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=209.0

Now, You all know that I can barely tell one snowie from another, but Mark Smyth is here looking over my shoulder indeed, he is breathing down my neck ( it's rather pleasant, I must say!) and tells me that Davi'd's shot of G. ikariae is not that but G. elwesii.
It wasn't me wot said so, it was a big boy, but he hasn't run away yet! Sorry about that last sentence, but all Scots will know it!
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #236 on: January 30, 2007, 05:39:48 PM »
Sorry David - I have to agree with Maggi/Mark - Killerton House have their plants mis-labelled.

For g. ikariae, see my first ever post of a photo to the Forum - page 11 Reply#155 on this thread (don't tell me you missed it  :o :o :o)
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #237 on: January 30, 2007, 07:19:19 PM »
1. Sorry Maggi fingers were working in advance of brain.

2. After 3 Maggi "Well, they all look the same to me" ;D

3. I shall write to the Head Gardener, Killerton House; the President of the National Trust; Tony Blair; Lord Levy (who will no doubt give me a Knighthood-up to the minute satire folks!!) and anyone else I think might listen, and complain about Galanthus mislabelling  :P
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Re: Galanthus January 2007
« Reply #238 on: January 30, 2007, 09:52:06 PM »
Has anybody been to HOPTON HALL to see the snowdrops. I was toying with the idea of going if we get a fine day that coincides with a free day.
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