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Thomas,
many thanks for creating this excellent cultivar collection reference. 8)
Best wishes
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I'm a bit late but many thanks & congratulations Thomas for a real work of scholarship.
Gerry passed away  at home  on 25th February 2021 - his posts are  left  in the  forum in memory of him.
His was a long life - lived well.

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Thanks again to everyone, it was a pleasure for me to create this thread.
When I started growing cultivars I found it nearly impossible to find a good
source of knowledge about these plants - took me many years, but now I
have the knowledge and want to share it with other enthusiasts - perhaps
cultivar growing will become more popular now.

My book will still need some years, havn't worked on it for more than a year now,
but there is Janis' new crocus book that will soon be published and later Kerndorff and Pasche
will also publish a revision of the genus - so why waiting for mine ?

Martin you're right - too many of these wonderful plants have disappeared and I'm sure,
there are still many, many of these old cultivars growing somewhere in old gardens
and nobody realises them. Probably in 10 or 20 years the collectors will have to search hard
for 'Dorothy', 'Fuscotinctus' 'Blue Pearl' and 'Miss Vain' - hope you have placed some aside  8)
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Wow, Thomas, this reference thread you have created is outstanding and so well laid out.  The photographs are both wonderful and useful and give a clear impression of each Crocus.  ID should be all the better with the information you have gathered and presented. Please put me on the list for a (signed  ;)  ) English version  :D
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Thomas, what a wonderful resource this is for all lovers of Planet Crocus! It's just the bees knees!

I am very happy that I have been offered a corm of 'Kittiwake' which I lost many years ago. It hasn't arrived yet but at least I know where it is and it should come to light this summer/autumn I hope. Then there is 'Eyecatcher' which is still with me but doesn't increase much and 'Myddelton Cream' which Marcus Harvey has distributed recently. I have half a dozen now.
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Congratulations Thomas on your splendid work in researching the chrys./biflorus cultivars.
  I'm happy to be able to help you with one item missing from your collection .
    I'm looking forward to the german edition of your research 
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Congratulations Thomas on your splendid work in researching the chrys./biflorus cultivars.
  I'm happy to be able to help you with one item missing from your collection .
    I'm looking forward to the german edition of your research  
               Otto.
          
 
Hmmmm..... :).... you know, Otto, you might be the very person Thomas needs for his translation... native Speaker, plantsman..... 8) 8)
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I dont see this one on your pages
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I thought it might be useful to show again the compilation Thomas made some time ago of crocus cultivars, even if the new thread is more up to date etc.... this is a quick guide to print out and check the flowers against! ...... click on the file name to download it....
* Thomas Huber pix of crocus hybrids.pdf (113.37 kB - downloaded 1390 times.)
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I have just updated the cultivar pages with John Grimshaw's photos of the lost 'EA Bowles'.
Thanks to him for permission to use these beautiful photos in my thread.

Furthermore I have added new photos of 'Brunette' from this years flowering.
Last year the flowers didn't show the typical features of this plant.
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Hello,have enjoyed looking at your pics and varieties I never knew existed,I have a few Q's and pics for you to deal with if you don't mind helping me,cheers chris

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Hello,have enjoyed looking at your pics and varieties I never knew existed,I have a few Q's and pics for you to deal with if you don't mind helping me,cheers chris


Hello BigKristof, good to have you join us..... I am sure Thomas and the other Crocus experts will be pleased to help you with any questions you may have.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2010, 05:26:24 PM by Maggi Young »
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Hello Maggi,thank you for the warm welcome,it is a pity it rained today and spoiled the crocus,that's always a prob growing them ouside in england,some years I hardly see a flower on chrysanthus types because it rains too much,cheers chris

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.................some years I hardly see a flower on chrysanthus types because it rains too much..............

Don't live in Devon do you Chris? ;D
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Welcome Chris. Please post your photos in this thread or use the ID thread:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4369.msg143711#new
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