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Hope springs eternal........


Taking a walk around the frozen garden today and getting frustrated about all the work that needs doing, I found several things that cheered me up. Firstly, the frame containing my galanthus. I’ve lost many expensive snowdrops over the years by putting them straight into the garden. Now I try and bulk them up in a pot, before splitting and planting out. Here is a picture of my galanthus frame. There are signs of growth in all of the pots, including Poculiformis, which I was convinced was dead and flower buds on Augustus, which I have had for several years without seeing a flower before.

Secondly, trays full of seeds waiting to germinate, I hope, cyclamen, hellebores, androsace and many more treasures, courtesy of the SRGC,AGS and Cyclamen Society seed lists.

Thirdly in the open garden, galanthus “Anglesy Abbey” is showing its head above ground. Looks to have increased this year too.

Which goes to show, that even in the most difficult gardening weather, there’s something to keep you going. Roll on the thaw though!

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Oh yes, I agree! Everything is frozen out there, and gardening outside is impossible, even though we are snow-free.

Did you see the snowdrops in full bloom that I photographed and posted at the end of my last blog? I'd love to know what they're called. Any chance that you can tell me, please?

3 Jan, 2010


I am not going to get too excited yet, February is always a difficult month, when we are into March I know we shall be on the way, at our age life goes by too quickly as it is, so I tend to enjoy each day whatever.............
You do have lots of exciting seeds there to look after, hope they do well.

3 Jan, 2010


I like the orderly way you have your snowdrops. They are such cheerful plants arent they.

3 Jan, 2010


Yes roll on thaw ! I hope you'll show all the diferent snowdrops when they flower. It would be interesting to see the various types. I don't know much about them so look forward to it.

4 Jan, 2010

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