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Information and photos about people, organizations, publications and resources and flowers other than daffodils.

Fred Silcock’s Pride and Glory

February 19, 2019
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A “tradition” of the Kyneton Daffodil Show, a “must-see” for those with a hunger for innovative breeding was a display, usually of five vases of Fred Silcock’s seedlings. Here are…

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Daffodils around homesteads

February 18, 2019
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Good morning all This question sounded like something many of you would want to discuss. frank From: Laura Smith Subject: Daffodils at Chickamauga Battlefield Message Body: I visited Chickamauga Battlefield…

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Interesting Viridiflorus seedling

February 15, 2019
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This seedling is Fascination Waltz (an intermediate trumpet) x Dubose J11-2,  (Evenlode x viridiflorus) Used Fascination Waltz hoping to increase the length of the corona and hoping for green color…

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Fred Silcock Has Died

February 12, 2019
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Fred Silcock, one of the world’s finest daffodil hybridizers, left this earth on February 7, 2019 after a short illness. Fred’s magnificent seedlings were not widely known because he avoided…

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Optimum temperature for pollination

February 12, 2019
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Dear All, Having never had any success with early pollination, last year my crosses were all blown away by the Beast from the East! So this year I have two…

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Margaret Ford

February 8, 2019
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Dear ADS friends: I just learn Margaret Ford, wife of Skip Ford, passed today. She was an ADS judge, avid daffodil grower and shower here in my home state of…

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