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By hijuju


Now i got a bargain of our local market last week 5 pots of snowdrops for £2.

Now either i was dreaming it but i read somewhere and my old man said it as well that they do well under trees , shrubs etc.But i know where i used to live my mum had the tall variety of snowdrops and they grew against our front wall and they did NOT grow under any tree or shrub .Yet they looked great year in year out.

So where do i plant them i ask myself , ive got some nice borders or i can plant them under my small weeping willow tree,i know i bought a hardy cyclamen ,and it is under that particular tree and when i looked at it in the cold and dark last night it has grown quite well., So i was wondering to plant it with that.?

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your tall snowdrops may hav been Summer Snowflake= Leucojum aestivum- htey ar not snowdrop - snowdrop genraly like under decid tree weer winter sun can pentrate, but htey wil also grow in souht face position if hte soil stay a little wetr

9 Feb, 2010


That certainly sounds like a bargain to me. Lucky you. As to where to plant them, I feel they should be planted in a position as near to those in the wild would grow, ie in dappled shade among bushes and trees if possible.

10 Feb, 2010

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