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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N. italicus Blooming in GA

February 18, 2019
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Prior to the late John Lipscomb’s property being sold, Georgia Daffodil Society members were invited to come dig. And we did! This clump of N. italicus sat for 3 years,…

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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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Chinese Sacred Lily highly fertile offspring

February 16, 2019
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I produced the first ever batch of Single Chinese Sacred Lily seeds about 10 years ago using pollen from various true tazettas. Many excellent big vigorous polyploid plants resulted, including…

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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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First Flowers Downunder

This year most of the tazettas were planted early, shaded, and watered. In spite of high temperatures one seedling 14_05T has flowered earlier than any daffodil has flowered here. It…

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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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Some little seedlings in flower just now

4529 maria x n. cyc. 4367 n. cyc. x n. calcicol 4277 n. ast. n. scaberulus 4365 n. ast. x n. scaberulus

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Daffodils are blooming in Southaven MS

February 4, 2019
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Arrowhead x Koop 04-56 (viridiflorus seedling) a lot of variation in  the cross (Star Music x K5-94) x Autumn Sprite,  Was hoping for color in the corona from Autumn Sprite. …

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N. hedraeanthus luteolentus x Fairy Chimes (tetraploid) and N. hedraeanthus luteolentus x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus)

February 4, 2019
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    These seedlings are flowering after three years for the first one and after five years for the second group. One seedling of the second group has a pollen fertility…

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ADS App

February 3, 2019
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Someone posted “how to pick up the ads app”  I originally got the app, but lost it.  Can some  explain how to get the ADS app again? I can’t find…

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