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14/01/2014 at 17:06

Salino and Jess, are you coming on our trip to Anglesey Abbey?

14/01/2014 at 17:33

Berghill...............a wonderful sight............a real woodland treat.  If it wasn't pouring with rain ( again ), I'd take the laptop out and show your pic to my single specimen in the hope of encouraging it.

14/01/2014 at 17:44
14/01/2014 at 17:54

..thank you for the invite..I appreciate that... work gets in the way, it usually does - sometimes don't get home till near midnight...no time right now, but thanks again...

I hope you all have a lovely time...  they had a nice little plant centre so leave some room in the car...

14/01/2014 at 18:04

I remember work Salino. It always got in the way of life

14/01/2014 at 18:16

I may be able to, depending on dates - keep me posted on when you're all going nut - would love to come (and meet some of you peeps too) 

 

14/01/2014 at 18:16

And thanks for the link Dove

14/01/2014 at 22:47

Thank you so much for all that information, Berghill. I've only just logged on or I would have been back to you sooner. 

Have I inferred correctly from subsequent postings that if the snowdrops I planted last year (which were Galanthus Nivalis) do actually come up, they won't be scented?

Incidentally, although this is possibly what most people already know, I believe Galanthus Nivalis is the only snowdrop that is native to UK. This could be important if anyone needs to keep their planting strictly native.

 

15/01/2014 at 07:23

I've always found Galanthus Nivalis to be scented Birdy 

 

And as an aside - my Russian daughter in law told me of some Russian fables about snowdrops so I did some googling and came up with this which may amuse  http://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Snowdrops-294.html

There's also a lovely traditional tale featuring snowdrops amongst this lot  http://www.russfolkart.com/folkTales.htm and some beautiful illustrations - not really gardening related but some of you may like to see them. 

15/01/2014 at 08:36

As said G. nivalis is scented, but some forms are more scented than others.

No, G. nivalis is almost certainly not native, however it has been out there in the wild (so to speak) for so long that it is now classed as 'native'.

15/01/2014 at 10:18

That's interesting Dove - thanks.

15/01/2014 at 10:19

Which day are you all heading to Anglesey Abbey?

15/01/2014 at 11:47

No date set yet Jess but snowdrop friend thinks they'll peak around the second week in Feb. 

15/01/2014 at 12:47

ok

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