Galanthus--TOW pests

Diane Whitehead
Mon, 02 Feb 2004 23:00:07 PST
I have never had anything eat my snowdrops until this year when a 
motherless fawn bedded down by the window under my hummingbird 
feeder.  He must have been orphaned or sent off before being properly 
instructed.  Fortunately he has wandered off now, so the later 
flowers are opening unmolested except for my two poculiform elwesii 
(these are the pure white little lampshade flowers).  I had great 
plans for hybridizing but both flowers were eaten - by slugs, I 
guess. Another first. Bits of petal left, but not a smidgeon of 
pollen nor the ovaries. I wonder if the lack of green made the 
flowers taste better.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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