greentapestry : Wordless Wednesday ~ 21st January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wordless Wednesday ~ 21st January 2015

Galanthus 'Ailwyn'

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  1. I think Ailwyn is a little too fussy for me, I prefer the singles.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment guys :)

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  3. Stunning photo Anna.
    I have a few different Snowdrops in the garden, one is I think the ordinary double, which was given to me a few years ago, I shall have to see if I can ID some of them this spring.

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    1. Oh thank you Brian and good luck with your snowdrop identification. It's not always easy!

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  4. I love snowdrops and can't wait for ours to flower

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sue. I think that the anticipation of waiting for snowdrops to flower is almost as enjoyable as the flowering itself. Hope that you don't have long to wait until they open though :)

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  5. Is it similar to the Greatorex doubles, Anna? She is very pretty

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    1. 'Ailwyn' is regarded as the nearest you can get to perfection in a double snowdrop Cathy. She is very regular and most pleasing to the eye I think whereas some of the Greatorex are a bit raggle taggle although still charming :)

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  6. Gorgeous! And a lovely photo too Anna.

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    1. Oh thank you Cathy - she is indeed gorgeous. I'm afraid that the photo does not do her justice.

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  7. So many petals - delightful - in the Gardens Illustrated magazine this month it is full of articles about Snowdrops - perfect for a Galanthophile like yourself (have I spelt that right)?

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    1. Thanks for the reminder Elaine. I have the magazine but have still got to get round to reading it. A gold star for your spelling :)

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  8. Lovely Anna. I believe this one came from Anglesey Abbey. I was there on Tuesday. It all looked wonderful.

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    1. Oh lucky you Chloris! Although I grew up not so far away I have never visited Anglesey Abbey :( I believe it's simply glorious at this time of year.

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  9. Oh to be in England now that January is here. My snowdrops will not be visible until April.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment Commonweeder. I'm sure that they will worth the wait when they arrive although I don't know if I could be that patient :) I think that I would have to dig a clump up, pot them up and and bring them inside for a warm.

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  10. Jan, many thanks for your visit and comment which was appreciated. Unfortunately I could not let it remain as the link lead to a non-gardening related blog that I am unable to condone. I hope that you understand :)

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  11. Oooh, so pretty! I've stuck a toe in the snowdrop field this year with a few Elwesii bulbs, now flowering in my balcony windowbox where I can see them. I'm going to find it hard to resist the snowdrops at the RHS spring show this year! I'm thinking I should read Naomi's book on Snowdrops but will first follow up on Elaine's tip about the GI article. (I have the mag but haven't had time to indulge in a good read yet!)

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  12. You've cracked photographing your lovely snowdrops Anna, you must be wriggling your toes with joy at the moment, with them all coming out to play. Do you have a favourite, or does that change from day to day?

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- Anna.