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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #105 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'!! ??? ??? ???

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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2015, 08:58:43 AM »
Hmm, nuclear power station, wind farm, dismantling oil rigs, landfill sites - what's not to like?  :-\
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #107 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
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #108 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
656117-0

Dryad Gold Standard
656119-1
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
656121-2

Then Dryad Gold Charm
656123-3

and finally one of the unnamed clones that I love DG M, that did not pass Anne's rigorous naming standards.
656125-4


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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #109 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... ::)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 07:29:43 PM by annew »
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #110 on: January 07, 2020, 07:31:14 PM »
One that didn't make the cut,( but I still like it) Dryad Gold M.
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #111 on: January 07, 2020, 07:34:16 PM »
Short or  tall - what's  not to like?   ;) (Anne -you are  really  choosy!!)
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #112 on: January 07, 2020, 08:08:42 PM »
Nice to have the choice!  ;D
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2020, 07:50:12 PM »
What I like is the vigour!
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #114 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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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #116 on: January 16, 2024, 09:52:13 AM »
Hi Maggi,
   Thanks for the link. I thought there was a pinned thread on this board where Anne demonstrated making snowdrop crosses. I followed her protocol for my early crosses, tho' I have now changed to collecting pollen on black plastic teaspoons and 'encouraging' the pollen out with an electric toothbrush!

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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #117 on: January 16, 2024, 10:06:09 AM »
That sounds like a spectator sport!
There is some new info on my new website, if you want to take a look.
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #118 on: January 16, 2024, 10:25:57 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

I'm sorry I didn't reply to this, must have missed it.
An example, Dryad Blizzard came as a second generation seedling from seeds you sent me, Diane, of poculiform elewesiis in 2008 (7 seeds). In 2014 I recorded 5 clones, none poculiform,which I crossed together. 6 seeds were sown in 2013. I didn't record how many germinated, but one of them was the beautiful poculiform which I registered as Dryad Blizzard in 2022.

The Dryad Golds - sown in 2006, I didn't record how many seeds were sown either (it was a long time ago!) When they first flowered in 2010, there were about 20 clones, of which the first was registered in 2015, and the first sold in 2016.
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Re: Dryad Gold Group snowdrops update
« Reply #119 on: April 02, 2024, 01:30:03 AM »
That sounds like a spectator sport!
There is some new info on my new website, if you want to take a look.

Some of us may possibly have been know to use other .. err .. vibrating items.
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