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mark smyth

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2007, 09:15:29 PM »
only just realised this was here. Too much time spent in the Galanthus and Crocus parts

Eranthis 'Guinea Gold' showing why it's got that name and one I saw in England E. 'Pauline'
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2007, 09:33:24 PM »
What can yo you tell us about E.  Pauline's provenance, Mark? Great colour, totally unexpected shade for an eranthis!
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mark smyth

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2007, 09:50:23 PM »
in a word, no. It appears when googled but mainly on French and German sites http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=eranthis+pauline&meta= It appears in the AGS bulletin 56
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2007, 12:56:15 AM »
Thanks for this, Mark. The pix I found on the continental sites, following your start, showed a pale yellowish flower, while the one you show is a lovely pink. The plant received a Preliminary Commendation from the Joint Rock Plant Committee in January 1988., tying in with the googled pages telling of its receipt from the Petersfield garden of Mrs Dale in that year. Here is the gist of what Mrs Patricia Dale wrote about Eranthis 'Pauline'in the AGS bulletin : "In 1986, amongst a large naturalised planting of Eranthis hyemalis, a clump of a different shade was observed. This had mature flowers of a warm but very pale yellow much like RHS Hort. colour chart 8D. The following year, a part of this clump was lifted in tight bud and the flowers artificially pollinated.Subsequent seedlings have grown well, but it is doubtful if they will perpetuatethe new colour break."

So it seems, if your photo is true to the colour of the flower as you saw it, that nowadays 'Pauline ' has become more pink in tone.
Does anyone know if this plant is available in commerce?
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2007, 08:51:37 AM »
Great Eranthis Mark and I agree with Maggi - Pauline looks surprising and very beautiful indeed.  Never seen anything like it !
My Eranthis are still safely (?) underground  8)

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2007, 02:56:51 PM »
the group of plants was stunning but now I'm wondering if I cant remember what the true colour was. I'll look up the RHS colour when I get hime
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2007, 05:41:45 PM »
Whenever it snows its creates a primeval beast in the garden. But if it's wet snow it ruins the plant till new growth comes
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2007, 05:58:42 PM »
Hi, first posting to the new forum. It seems my old login has gone the way of all flesh and dionysias...hopefully I've managed to attach a pic of Cyclamen coum forma albumissum that I grew from Cyclamen Society seed. What you can't see are the dark pink flowers mixed in, even so I really pleased with them. I'm promising myself to split the pot and see how many white ones I have. Mark
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2007, 06:31:40 PM »
Welcome back Mark, it's good to have you back on board. Nice plant too.
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2007, 07:45:18 PM »
RHS Colour Chart shows 8D as a pale creamy yellow. I'll take a photo of it the first day I have in the garden
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2007, 08:45:09 AM »
Very much looking forward to that one Mark !
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2007, 05:18:58 PM »
Taken just before the frost is Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill, which I got as a Christmas present 2005. I am surprised by how much growth it has made in one season. It doesn't appear to have been damaged by the frost and the perfume is divine.

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2007, 06:34:15 PM »
John is your Daphne in a pot please?
David Nicholson
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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2007, 08:14:36 PM »
John,

Re Daphne bholua' Jacqueline Postill': have you had the experience of walking in the garden in the evening and getting this incredibly beautiful scent and wondering from what it was coming? The first release from the daphne. It's a great experience, I think.

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Re: Early February 2007
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2007, 12:44:00 PM »
Hi, my second posting here. Now I go for multiple images! So hopefully in this order, Primula allionii Elizabeth Burrow, a Cyclamen persicum from Cyclamen Society seed, the parent was spectacularly silver patterned, this one hasn't inherited that but has come out a sort of sage green and a Cyclamen pseudo-ibericum, again from seed.  Mark
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