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Puschkinia Russian Snowdrops

Last post 09-09-2018 10:50 PM by poppikin. 11 replies.

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  • 07/09/2018 02:23 PM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
    • 06 Apr 2009
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    Having ordered some Puschkinia Russian Snowdrops someone just told me they smell like garlic. Does anyone know if they do? poppikin

  • 07/09/2018 05:05 PM
    • Minnie77uk
    • Chesterfield
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    Poppikin I wasn't aware that they had a smell. Never smelt garlic with mine but they're only tiny so not sure how close you need to be to get any smell from them! M

  • 07/09/2018 07:46 PM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Thanks Minnie. They say they are 6" high so bigger than my common ones. https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/russian-snowdrop/p91323TM poppikin

  • 07/09/2018 07:50 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    I use to grow them in a previous garden, not aware of any smell from them. Blackstart

  • 08/09/2018 03:14 AM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Thanks everybody. Does anyone know what is the plant that sometimes grows wild usually in woodland and looks like snowdrops? poppikin

  • 08/09/2018 10:20 AM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
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    Hi poppikin, is it wild garlic, Ramsones (Allium ursinum) you are thinking of? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_ursinum Or Leucojum? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucojum Blackstart

  • 08/09/2018 02:41 PM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Yes Blackstart. Thank you poppikin

  • 09/09/2018 03:28 AM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Is there any advice from those who have grown them please? poppikin

  • 09/09/2018 08:08 AM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     Advice about which? Puschkinia, Leucojum or Ransomes. Puschkinia and Leucojum grow happily in my garden and are trouble free. Ransomes I only know as a plant of shady damp woodland edges, it can be used as a potherb. Round here it has been displaced, in many places, by Allium triquetrum.

  • 09/09/2018 09:16 AM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Thank you Nigel. My question is about Puschkinia Russian Snowdrops (see heading) that I've ordered. poppikin

  • 09/09/2018 07:30 PM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
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     As with Minnie and Blackstart I've never noticed a garlic smell associated with Puschkinia. Tulbaghia violacea is the only non allium I grow that smells of garlic, particularly after a frost has damaged the foliage.

  • 09/09/2018 10:50 PM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Thank you Nigel and everyone. I am sure I shall enjoy my order when it arrives. poppikin