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Last year I payee £15 / £20 for it (I bought from different suppliers)
Mail me this summer
and I have a look for babies
the plants look good

Roland

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Hoy
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bulborum wrote:

Last year I payee £15 / £20 for it (I bought from different suppliers)
Mail me this summer
and I have a look for babies
the plants look good

Roland

Hope you get many babies! Thank you, Roland!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Michael
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Very fun.  I love me some 'drops.

Truly, I've got about 20 cultivars now.  I have no hopes of keeping up with friend Hitch Lyman.  His collection is delightful and stunning - the sheer number of cultivars!  I am blessed to have him close. As Grishaw said, he has nearly single handedly introduced America to the better selections.

Wendy's Gold is terrific.  I think I've fallen for Mrs. Thompson.  And there's nothing like a fat Walrus, tusking around the garden.

Michael
Interlaken, NY Zone 6

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bulborum wrote:

Galanthus plicatus Wendy's Gold is a good one
personnel I find it better as Galanthus woronowii Elizabeth Harrison

see: Wendy's Gold

Roland

I agree with Roland.
'Wendy's Gold' is a very good yellow form, it grows fairly quickly.. G.woronowii's "advantage" is its broad and bright green glossy foliage, but I like the glaucous foliage of Wendy, with its median line.

I think, Hoy, that Wendy is the cheapest of the yellow, here, it's about 20 euros.

I love it with Eranthis or yellow and green Hellebores.

Geoffrey F-Winterspoon.
Arras, Northern France, USDA zone 8 (temps min -12°c), cool and humid summer and cool winter.

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Hoy
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Michael, I have only about 10-15 different forms but I don't know the names :o
I plant as many different types I can without buying too expensive ones and let them go as they please. I like my Galanthus population to be variable and hope for some nice seedlings to occur - but not for selling at eBay ;)

Geoffrey,  a nice look!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lina Hesseling
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Geoffrey, what a very nice combination! Thank you for showing us.
In my collection I have a few yellow snowdrops, but they are only one or two bulbs. I would love to see them in groups, like you have.

Lina.

Geo F-W
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Actually Lina, my friend M. Brown, who discovered / breeded 'Angélique', 'Gloria', 'Ecusson d'or, 'Flocon de Neige' etc., gave me a lot of Wendy. You know, he has the largest collection in France with over 400 selections, at Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer, in Normandy, not very far from me.

And then, by dint of divisions, good nutrition and a little time...

Otherwise you can try twin scaling, I have tried here with the most common Galanthus, I got good results. But I must admit that the method is not very...glamorous ...^ ^

What kind of yellow in your collection? 'Primrose Warburg'? Sandersi group? Don't you think that 'Wendy's Gold' is more vigorous?

I am not a true collector of Galanthus, I try to collect selections quite remarkable, I didn't need to have 25 "green tipped" selections etc.. ('Green Tear' is very pretty, but when you look the madness that prices of some selections reached, it makes me breath away, even though I know that with some genus, like Clivia, prices go even higher!)
In some woods of Normandy, Mark took me to places where thousands of differents green Tipped Galanthus grew, then some poculiforms too. It was amazing. It's a Norman's form of Galanthus.

I love the selections as 'Mighty Atom', 'John Gray', 'Gerard Parker', 'Bertram Anderson' or chubby 'Diggory', or 'Wasp', 'Godfrey Owen' or some double as 'Richard Ayres'

I learn a lot about Galanthus with Mark, and not only on Galanthus moreover, he is a well of science.

Geoffrey F-Winterspoon.
Arras, Northern France, USDA zone 8 (temps min -12°c), cool and humid summer and cool winter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29627653@N04/sets/72157627728518944/

cohan
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All very pretty and elegant spring flowers! Some nice variations in the forms of the flowers;
I planted a few in the fall, they are under a mound of about 2-4 feet of snow right now....

So 'yellow' in Galanthus  refers to the bit above the white petals?

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Geo F-W
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Cohan, "yellow" refers to the color of the ovary and yellow marks on the inner sepals (which are usually green).

Some, like 'Ecusson d'Or' ( http://www.gardensillustrated.com/sites/default/files/snowdrop2thumb(1).jpg )also have yellow markings on the outer sepals and others, like 'Blonde Inge' (http://www.snowdropinfo.com/galanthus%20nivalis%20blonde%20inge.html), have green ovary and yellow marks on the inner sepals.

Geoffrey F-Winterspoon.
Arras, Northern France, USDA zone 8 (temps min -12°c), cool and humid summer and cool winter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29627653@N04/sets/72157627728518944/

Lina Hesseling
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In my collection I have G. 'Sandersii Group', G. 'Wendy's Gold' and a finding by a friend which he called
G. 'Blonde Betty'. I was never very fond of the yellows. But since I saw your combination with the yellow Helleborus I like them better.

Mark Brown's collection I have heard of. Two weeks ago I talked to Gert Jan van der Kolk, the breeder of G. 'Greentear', and he spoke very highly of Mark. They helped eachother a lot with there collections.

At the moment I am very fond of the greenish ones. Hagen Engelman showes them on his website, www.gartenindenwiesen.de

Did you visit the snowdropevent in Nettetal? It is a great place to see and also to buy snowdrops. Like you, I don't buy the very expensive snowdrops. I have a girlfriend, who has a garden open to the public, with whom I visit the events, gardens and talks. We always buy diffrent snowdrops and after 1 or 2 years we swap. Our collection is growing faster and we always can have a new one when we have lost one.
You can have a look at her garden: www.tuinfleur.nl

Lina.

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