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18/01/2014 at 19:45

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 can someone please help me id this plant

 

18/01/2014 at 19:51

I think it might be a Pieris, but not sure which one.  They like acid conditions and shade.

18/01/2014 at 20:23

I wish everyone that wanted a plant ID would post such a good clear photo.

 

18/01/2014 at 20:43
Thank you, what would be the best way to propagate this?
18/01/2014 at 20:46

Cuttings I should think CG but I have no experience of these. My soil is about as alkaline as soil gets

10/02/2014 at 13:06

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 another mystery plant, i have a few of these just popped up in my garden

 

10/02/2014 at 13:10

Snowdrops?

 

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10/02/2014 at 14:02
Not sure as they haven't flowered yet, the leaves have an almost white stripe down the centre of them
10/02/2014 at 15:32

Definitely a Snowdrop of sorts, but there are a lot of varieties and even a few species. Some of the G. nivalis types have a striped leaf, as do G. ewersii forms. Trouble is you need to see how the leaf comes out of the bulb, how it folds and then the flower and the markings to even try to id Snowdrops.

10/02/2014 at 16:09

I'd agree.........the plant certainly looks like a Pieris of some form and the Snowdrop type flower certainly looks pretty similar to a couple I have flowering now.......unfortunately I don't know which sort it is

10/02/2014 at 16:25

The Pieris  For cuttings take a piece without flowers usually at the end of spring and put them round the  the edge of a pot, in a peat mix (acid soil) i put quite a few in and i tuck the pots away somewhere in the garden and leave for a  year some take some don't. also i cut the flowers of in early spring the new growth is pink and very pretty. I hope this helps.

10/02/2014 at 21:17

The RHS Garden journal feature Galanthus, a couple of years ago.  I'll try and find it for you.  There are at least three different types.  The earl winter type, followed by a slightly later flowering type.  This is a much stronger plant and has a silvery-white centre vein down the leaf.  The third type is an autumn flowering one.  The bulbs increase rapidly and it's easy to divide the clumps.  HOWEVER! carry out division whilst the leaves are still in tact and green.  When buying Galanthus.  Always buy 'in the green'.  That is, only buy newly lifted bulbs that still have their leaves.  Avoid allowing the bulbs to dry out.  I hope this helps.

10/02/2014 at 21:19

PS.  Actually there is a book, recently published, that deals only with Snowdrops.  It describes many different flowers.  Some have green tips etc to the petals.

10/02/2014 at 21:34

There are about 20 species of Galanthus. These have a fair number of sub-species and there are some wild occurrences of hybrids between species.

I found 450 named varieties of these before I got fed up counting.

11/02/2014 at 07:06
Thanks everyone very helpful, as soon as the flowers open I'll post another picture
11/02/2014 at 09:18

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 Just a few of the many different types of snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey last weekend. 

11/02/2014 at 09:21

I can see Panda's knitted wellies in that pic Dove

16/02/2014 at 16:23

hi guys me again with yet another flower to be identified, i grew this last year but forgot what its called, please help

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heres a closed flower pic of the same plant

 

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16/02/2014 at 16:25

Look like a tulip to me

16/02/2014 at 16:26

Tulip 

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