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Mariette

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2024, 06:37:26 AM »
Is this G. elwesii unusual?
It came with a package of bulbs I planted last fall. All of the others look different (their green markings).
I don’t have much experience with snowdrops…
Several pictures attached.

Yes, the marks are very unusual - if they remain like that the next years it´s been a lucky dip.  :)

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2024, 06:54:47 AM »
Leena, the G. woronowii on the right to G. ikariae is ´Elizabeth Harrison´, a stouter plant than my seedling and later flowering. In this country, the later flowering ones are more reliable in colder areas. Though gardening in one of the mildest parts of Germany, there were some setbacks regarding G. woronowii in my garden in earlier years when winters were colder.

Mariette, thank you for the clarification.  :) I thought the yellow snowdrop in the left hand corner was EH, and didn't realize that buds in the one on the right are yellow until now. It looks very nice.
It is a pity that G.woronowii is not always reliably hardy, because it is very often (at least as often as G.elwesii) sold here in garden centers as dry bulbs in the autumn, so it can be a first snowdrop for many and then if it dies they think all snowdrops are not good to grow here. G.woronowii grows in such a big range in the wild that there surely are differences in hardiness also, so that is why it is so interesting to try different clones. :) I can't wait for the spring to see how my new ones are doing.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2024, 07:12:12 PM »
The much awaited catalogue from North Green Snowdrops is now online, in the next week hard copies should be coming through your letterbox if you have ordered before.  Sadly it begins:
“THIS IS OUR FAREWELL CATALOGUE valid until 1st
april 2024 and cancels all previous lists. To all our friends
and customers within the European Union, we very much regret
that due to the new regulations we are no longer able to send
snowdrops to countries within the EU and can only accept
orders from customers with an address within the United
Kingdom.”

http://www.northgreensnowdrops.co.uk
Brian Ellis, Brooke, Norfolk UK. altitude 30m Mintemp -8C

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2024, 06:27:37 PM »
In 2014 I bought a packet of Galanthus seeds from chilternseeds.co.uk, exactly 10 years later it flowered!  8)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2024, 06:30:34 PM by Stefan B. »

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2024, 06:41:31 PM »
For the second year, the most mature trojanus bulb blooms like this, very funny, isn't it ...





Galanthus trojanus

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2024, 06:54:06 PM »
These two snowdrops are a native species of elwesii (graecus), very slow to form new bulbs, I've had one for 10 years at least.







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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2024, 03:07:09 PM »
Stefan, you got very nice G.plicatus from seeds.  :)
Your G.trojanus looks good with four petals, and they are also nicely shaped.
I think mine is not as "plump", but we'll see in couple of months. It is always one of the first ones to come up in spring, very early here even with cold and snow.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2024, 06:07:52 PM »
Excellent talks today in Norfolk for the Hardy Plant Society meeting - our own Brian Ellis talking on Norfolk snowdrops, of which there are a surprising number, and Johan Mens came over from Belgium to astound us with pictures of snowdrops from the continent including his own breeding programme. 'My Green Darkness' was particularly noteworthy - an amazing deep green...
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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2024, 06:38:40 PM »

GAlanthus 'Alpha Basset Hound'

And a completely unknown variety of virescent snowdrop.

Galanthus 'Naseweis'

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2024, 06:56:54 PM »

Galanthus elwesii 'Kite'


Galanthus 'Wasp'


Galanthus plicatus 'Diggory'


Galanthus plicatus 'Augustus'


Galanthus 'Fly Fishing'

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2024, 10:30:00 PM »
I have not seen Galanthus 'Naseweis' before.  Those long green shoulders make it not entirely weis [white?] but very nase [nice?].
Almost in Scotland.

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2024, 12:37:22 PM »
"Naseweis" is a neat selection from Horst Bäuerlein. It's a slow, but reliable grower.

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2024, 12:49:50 PM »
"Naseweis" is a neat selection from Horst Bäuerlein. It's a slow, but reliable grower.
If you have your picture of this snowdrop, please post it, it will be interesting for me.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2024, 12:54:52 PM by Stefan B. »

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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2024, 01:37:27 PM »
I have not seen Galanthus 'Naseweis' before.  Those long green shoulders make it not entirely weis [white?] but very nase [nice?].
I believe the name translates as "white nose"
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Re: Galanthus February 24
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2024, 02:48:11 PM »
If you have your picture of this snowdrop, please post it, it will be interesting for me.
The picture you posted before is indeed "Naseweis". I have them in my collection (bought from Uwe Stiebritz); unfortunately, can't show you any pics of my "Naseweis" as the slugs had a feast on their flowers...

 


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