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mark smyth

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Galanthus 2006
« on: November 21, 2006, 07:24:06 PM »
I think it's time to start putting the Galanthus with each other

Galanthus elwesii Hiemalis Group

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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006, 09:04:34 AM »
Is that in flower now, Mark? By the way, my G. reginae-olgae 'Tilebarn Jamie' is now in flower.
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 10:40:28 PM »
Mark...somehow unreal to read you being a 'newbie'. anyway, this is also a test to see if I am doing right in posting....
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 02:17:26 PM »
yes you are doing OK
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:49:20 PM »
Seems it is going to be an incredibly weird snowdropseason. Although, no -one knows about the consequences in time, global warming is doing its job. Here in the garden is an amazing range of Galanthus up. It is quite normal that G.  corcyrensis is flowering, as is 'Peter Gatehouse, reginae-olgae forma Calabria, reginae-olgae 'Christine' (in bud)elwesii 'Hiemalis', 'Barnes'... It is not so frequent (NE part of Belgium) that the next snowies are up already that soon: plicatus 'Colossus, G.gracilis, G nivalis (some early forms), G. elwesii 'Fred's Giant', elwesii 'Haydn', 'Benhall Beauty,' 'Three Ships', 'Merlin' even shows 4-5 cm sprouts.... This is not only a temporarily feature for this year, it seems to be normal that the snowdropseason is going 'backwards'. Un unconvenient truth? Global warming??
« Last Edit: November 25, 2006, 09:37:51 PM by Ian Y »
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 06:38:07 PM »
I was having a look around my collection today and have too many up above ground.

« Last Edit: November 25, 2006, 09:38:04 PM by Ian Y »
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 12:07:17 AM »
For all those who missed it last time in 2002 or are new converts the Snowdrop book is back out again this week. It has an updated list of suppliers and a new a-z index for quick reference instead of thinking of what species it is.

45 + 5 P&P from Griffen Press Publishing, 4 Colesbourne, Cheltenham. Glos GL53 9NP
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 12:50:30 PM »
Hi Mark

do you know if there are any new pictures?

I was looking on www.usedbooksearch.co.uk yesterday and the original was on there for 95 (I paid 80 last year for it...)

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mark smyth

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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 04:12:36 PM »
I was wise when the book came out and bought two. I sold one the year after for 70. I might buy two again this year. John Grimshaw mentioned a new Galanthus G. nivalis 'Green Ibis' in the mailshot on page ? of the book but it isnt in the old book. Some excellent goodies on the sales list that goes live tomorrow including elwesii 'Deer Slot' and elwesii 'Rosemary Burnham'
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 12:04:24 AM »
Past Autumn, I have been chipping some (new) Galanthus. Some are extremely succesfull and showed already (big) bulbils when I planted them up. In the following pic you see the chips of Galanthus 'Diggory', to me a good to chip one.
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 08:56:57 AM »
OK I give in I can't stand this talking in code ::)
What snowdrop book and what sales list - it is not fair to talk about them and not give us outsiders a bit of a clue!!

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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2006, 10:03:04 AM »
The book is
"Snowdrops - A monograph of Cultivated Galanthus

Matt Bishop, Aaron Davis, John Grimshaw

Reprint of the 2002 classic - the essential guide to the genus.  Updated with revised list of snowdrop gardens and suppliers, and an additional easy-to-use index, alphabetical by cultivar.  Describes all species and over 500 cultivars, with cultivation guide and historical information.  Illustrated in full colour throughout.

ISBN 0 9541916 0 9, 344pp.

info@griffinpress.co.uk"

No I have not got shares in it but I have had my copy on order for a couple of months and am awaiting delivery with great excitement!!

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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006, 10:24:50 AM »
Thanks Brian
Sounds like thats my Christmas present sorted then!
Sue
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 11:12:07 AM »
Valentin, 21 from 1 'Diggory' bulb... that is a good result indeed!
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Re: Galanthus 2006
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2006, 12:08:12 PM »
Brian well done about the description.

I'm envious of the chips/twinscales. I tried it this year and failed. Out of 30 that I chipped, including many rarities not in circulation, I only have 11 successes. Many are just one ot two survivors. Thats the end of chipping for me. The only sucess was Narcissus 'Navarre' that produced 4 bulbils from each chip. Although I have the list of bulbs chipped I refuse to total the loss.
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