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Posted: 20/01/2014 at 12:49

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Gloating!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 09:17

The size of the flowers etc. is affected by the growing conditions. If one feeds G. nivalis then you do get a longer stem and a fatter flower. The provenance of the bulb has little to do with its ultimate girth. There are varieties of G. nivalis (the soi-dit 'native'  Snowdrop) which are genetically programmed to produced bigger flowers. Some of the species also are bigger  than nivalis and there are also giants amongst these too. There are also the opposite, much smaller forms as well.

Opposite of gloating

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:45

Working in the potting shed today and found a big pot (like 30 cms one) which was full of Corydalls solida.  Guess who had forgotten all about it, so it was dust dry and the 30 or so corms in in were all just husks.  Blue air and self kicking!

Also found three pots of species Tulips in the same place too. They might just grow and be a lot later though.

Do I hear ."That man has got too many plants?"

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:41

There are a few larger ones which are difficult to tell apart until you see a lot more details.

G. Brenda Troyle is another larger one flowering about now.

Just found G. Dionysus in flower, forgotten I had that, but G Wendy's Gold seems to have died on me.

I would like to get hold of the species rather than the forms though.

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 12:33

The one I am looking at on E-bay is now £126

Not sure if those are Galanthus nivalis ,Lulu. they could be G woronovii which is a bigger plant altogether. Hard to tell without seeing a leaf and a flower, inside and out.

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:17

Easy to get hooked too, just been looking at a Galanthus on E-bay at nearly £70, not that I could afford to buy it though.

Gardening Power Tools Survey (8 Questions)

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 18:06

Why do they never have Never as an option on these things?

damson tree pruneing

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 18:02

All plums ( which is what Damsons are a type of) should be pruned in Summer to avoid Silver leaf disease which may be prevalent in late Summer/Autumn.

We never have deliberately pruned our Damsons and they  fruit most years depending on the weather.

I would try feeding yours first. They are actually quite heavy feeders.  Organic material is good and then try a really good soaking with a high Potash fertiliser in later Winter.

Clean trousers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 10:37

I wear surgical gloves for potting up as the compost does cause a small amount of skin peeling for some reason. So how come i still get dirty finger nails? No wonder they were two pairs in surgery.

 

Pockets full of mud so nothing else goes in them. And sweets are a definite no-no!

 

Just been informed that I am going to paint the bedroom ceiling next time it rains. i.e.. tomorrow. Must remember to wear a hat this time!

Clean trousers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 09:09

And have you ever noticed on TV gardening programmes that they work on borders and the grass/paving/ gravel along side the border stays pristine? Not in my garden it don't.

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