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Gerard Oud

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Last snowdrops of the season?
« on: March 11, 2007, 07:40:16 PM »
On the edge of the snowdropseason i found these nivalis in full flow today, any idea what they might be?

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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 07:44:00 PM »
G. nivalis I would say.

There are still snowdrops to flower. 'Danube Star' is still in tight bud and vaious plicatus are only just up last week
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 07:48:43 PM »
Yes i know they are nivalis, but wich kind of nivalis do they look like Mark? Especially the one with the tiny mark on the inner petal, and the one with the dark green mark also on the inner petal.

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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 07:58:13 PM »
ah, are these in your garden?
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 08:02:37 PM »
Yes they are in my garden now, but were not this morning Mark. Don't get me wrong they do come from a forrest were a various kind of nivalis is living.

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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 08:19:26 PM »
Gerard they can look like another named nivalis but they cant be that one. The middle and last one look within the range that I have seen in gardens but the top one is the most interesting. It looks like Sally Wikenden but isnt fat enough
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 09:05:32 PM »
Mark what do you think of the last picture, you might not have noticed that the outer petals are going upwards when they get into fullflow.

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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 09:09:16 PM »
yes I noticed. Quite a few snowdrops raise they outers above the horizontal such as 'Mandarin' and 'Pagoda'.
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007, 09:18:28 PM »
Do you have pictuers of them? Youre alway's so good with picture's of almost every variety, how many pictures of different snowdrop's does youre database contain?

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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007, 09:21:04 PM »
over 300 I would say. Most are online http://www.snowdropinfo.com/gallery2007.htm
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2007, 09:21:36 PM »
When snowies raise their outers above the horizontal, do they not usually do so right from the ovary? I discern a small difference in Gerard's since there is a dip then a bend to the raise. Perhaps this is Gerard's point?

Gerard, visit Mark's website, the link is by his signature and  under his avatar...he has lots and lots and lots..... of snowdrop photos!
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2007, 09:22:22 PM »
Now, Pagoda: that is fun.
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2007, 09:24:17 PM »
one more seen in Scotland last year
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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2007, 09:32:58 PM »
Thank you for the information Maggi. Mark that Pagoda is very beautiful.

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Re: Last snowdrops of the season?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2007, 08:07:16 AM »
this galanthus Pagoda is very nice.it`s like celebrating spring. ;D I love it!
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