Snowdrops

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Fermi

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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 09:07:15 AM »
Galanthus "Green Outer Tips" which maybe 'Comet'
Galanthus elwesii at the base of a Chinese Elm
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 11:01:41 AM »
Just what i needed after shopping in the heat
Photos on the Forum  of snowdrops and daffodils.
They are all lovely
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 12:46:13 PM »
Hi Hilary,
That's the joy of have both hemispheres involved in the Forum :)
We're heading into spring...soon! When we are suffering through the summer heat we can see your cool winter flowers here ;D
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2015, 07:15:06 AM »
Snowdrop update.
Well a friend of mine did bring me a couple of bags  of Snowdrop bulbs last autumn with instructions to share them with two friends.
The Galanthos nivalisproduced lots of healthy looking leaves but no flowers.
The Galanthos elwesii produced one flower of which I was inordinately proud.
Here it is starring in a photo.
One of my friends had four or five flowers, her pot was in her garden and probably got more sun than mine did.
Now what shall I do? Wait till the leaves dry out and put the pots under a table or down in the cellar?
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Alisdair

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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2015, 04:15:33 PM »
I'd keep both pots coolish (certainly shade, maybe cellar) when they dry out, Hilary. And it wouldn't do the G. nivalis any harm to give it a very slight damping every month or two.
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Hilary

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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2015, 04:27:06 PM »
Thanks for the advice.
They are at the drying out stage
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2015, 09:00:32 AM »
The first snowdrop in our garden is actually one of the autumn species, Galanthus peshmeni from Turkey.
I can't say that it thrives in our garden but it survives and produces an occasional bloom.
The first pic was taken a few days ago and the second was taken yesterday with a coin to indicate its diminuitive size,
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Re: Galanthus peshmenii
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2015, 05:07:59 PM »
I had no idea it was so absolutely tiny, Fermi: quite remarkable!
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2015, 01:59:24 PM »
I had no idea it was so absolutely tiny, Fermi: quite remarkable!
Sorry for not replying sooner, Alisdair,
As I said, it isn't exactly thriving in our garden! I grew it from seed from Rannweig Wallis in Wales, after seeing her Farrer Medal winning potful at an Alpine Garden Society Show in the UK in 1997, and they weren't as diminutive!
Here is a clump of the Greatorex double snowdrop, Galanthus 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' in flower in our garden this afternoon,
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2015, 09:36:56 AM »
Big coincidence, Fermi! Yesterday I tipped out a pot of 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' given to me seven years ago as a single bulb - now multiplied to 12.
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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2015, 08:34:13 AM »
Hi Alisdair,
yes, Lady Bea is a "good doer"! It's the only one of the doubles that actually increases for us in this garden.
Here are a few more:
Galanthus elwesii in the rock garden, this one has seeded about!
Galanthus plicatus
A late form of Galanthus elwesii only just coming into flower now,
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2015, 07:18:58 AM »
Unsurprisingly, Galanthus elwesii seems to be one of the most successful in mediterranean gardens
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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2015, 01:55:00 PM »
Unsurprisingly, Galanthus elwesii seems to be one of the most successful in mediterranean gardens
Yes, Alisdair, and I've been informed that the "plicatus" in my previous post is merely a form of G. elwesii with folded foliage or maybe a hybrid between the two! :-[
Here's another "clump" of Galanthus elwesii in another part of the garden which does get some summer watering and despite "the face" they seem to be happy!
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Re: Snowdrops
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2015, 01:23:06 PM »
Lovely "face", worth extracting as an emoticon!
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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2015, 10:23:06 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D
You're welcome to try, Alisdair!
Here's the latest Galanthus to flower - I'm unsure of the name except to say it is not G. elwesii! It might be G. 'S.Arnott' (AKA 'Sam Arnott's Seedling' but NOT "Sam Arnott" :-X)
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!