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mark smyth

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A new Leucojum selection
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:28:40 PM »
Saw this new Leucojum selection at Harrowgate Show on Friday. A UK nursery was selling them.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 11:30:27 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
A typo perhaps, or an over enthusiastic nurseryman?

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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 10:10:28 AM »
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 10:53:18 AM »
Did it pull people in?
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 12:10:41 PM »
Hi all ,

"Gravetye Giant" is a old cultivar ....it is mentioned in the book of F.C.Stern ( 1956 )
It is a hybrid or a form of G.aestivum ...
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 01:14:10 PM »
Hans,

I think he was making fun of the spelling, which ended up as Gravity, a whole different thing to Gravetye. ;D

Mark,

There are good and bad things to that possible name.  You could either say that it was very attractive, or alternatively that it sucks.  :P
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 01:17:22 PM »
Ahhhh ...thank you Paul !
Now I have understand the joke  ;D
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 05:24:30 AM »
I think it's just lost like a Chinese whisper. A bit like staring bewildered at a box on a maths desk labelled "student compass" when it clearly held a set of compasses and in no way could I find North with it! ::)
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 12:57:03 PM »
Gravetye Giant flowers later and bigger than aestivum.
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 01:56:55 PM »
I remember a few interesting labels from my time working on a local plant nursery before I went to the Cruickshank Garden.
Skruffularia was obvious but Thuja 'Frogbelly' was a mystery till I found Thuja occidentalis 'Froebelii' as a synonym for 'Hoveyi'
( Hillier's Manual of Trees & Shrubs 1974 ).
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 02:06:59 PM »
Roma,

Well that is sort of round and green, so "frogbelly" seems suitable as well.  ;D
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 05:49:27 PM »
I wonder if someone have told him the name over the phone.
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 09:45:05 AM »
Now 'gravy tie' is something I can empathise with! ;D
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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 11:33:56 AM »
each packet comes with a sachet of Higg's Bosons.

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Re: A new Leucojum selection
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 02:15:22 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 


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