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Snowdrops around the garden 14th Feb 2012

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I split and transplanted several clumps of snowdrops last year and was surprised how well they settled in. I had tried replanting before and never had any success. Maybe it’s because I planted this last lot shallower, as I know that the original bulbs were practically in the surface of the soil. The following 4 photo’s are the clumps I set under the copper beech tree.


Some by the pond……

..and this is the original bed…..

I think I will transplant a few more this spring into the top garden lawn.

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Oh, those are lovely, HB. I haven't been here long enough to have established clumps like yours, but I am working on it.

14 Feb, 2012

 

Your garden is going to be full of lovely snowdrops. I planted 100 in the green just before we got all the snow down here. They looked quite sorry for themselves. I hope mine look half as good as yours. Your blog has given me hope.

14 Feb, 2012

 

WOW!! That's great!! Well done!

14 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Ojibway they seem to have romped away the past 2 years.
I'm sure yours will be fine Poppylover, mine were under 6 inches of snow until this week when it started to thaw and they have been growing while they were covered. :o)
Thanks Michaella, I was really chuffed to see the flowers this year..

14 Feb, 2012

 

a lovely sight to see...

14 Feb, 2012

 

So pleased you put this blog on, we want to do the same thing with ours, we have several large clumps in the wrong place and want to move them, any advice on when and how would be appreciated HB.

14 Feb, 2012

 

They're lovely HB - real pleasure to see

15 Feb, 2012

 

Dd, you can safely dig them up now if the soil is not frozen, taking as much root as possible, and either transplant the clumps en-mass or split them up into smaller clumps. Put them in their new site at about the same depth they were in before. They will sulk sometimes for a day or two but stand up again really quickly and continue flowering for you. :o))

15 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Paul. I am always pleased to see them emerge as I know the worst of the winter is nearly over.

15 Feb, 2012

 

only had a few snowdrops, moved them last year didnt appear this year so bought two new pots, one a double, struggling to look very impresive!! Saw some lovely large ones with quite grey leaves in a garden this winter anyone no what variety they are?

15 Feb, 2012

 

you sent me snow drops last year H/B and my OH planted them around the tree in the front, and they are making a lovely show now,

15 Feb, 2012

 

Well done .Hb. wish I could find mine :~(

15 Feb, 2012

 

Poppy I think Spritzhenry will probably know.
I am really pleased Yorkshire. I remember I had dificulty digging them out last year as the ground was very hard and cold. :o)
I think the biggest mistake people make is planting them too deeply.
Hope yours show their heads soon Grandmage it's not too late yet. :o)

15 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks for the advice, ours have struggled through this year, it is now obvious that they were too deep, over the years we have added more and more compost to the bed (rose border) and gradually covered them up, going to put them under the Silver Birch where they can have the ground all to themselves, that's the cunning plan!!

15 Feb, 2012

 

That's a good idea Dd. The ones I have under the Copper Beech are in really shallow soil as the roots of the tree don't allow much else to put down roots. They are very happy there. You can actually see the bulbs of the ones in the lawn. Frost and snow doesn't bother them.

15 Feb, 2012

 

Dont give up Grandmage I thought mine had all disappeared but over this last week they are all up and flowering.
Not got as many as you Homebird but will have a go at dividing them as I have three quite large clumps.

16 Feb, 2012

 

They will soon double up once devided Stroller. Plants for free that's what we all like isn't it...... :o))

16 Feb, 2012

 

Hey suprise!! Have found 5 snowdrops in flower, out of 150 thats pretty rubbish isnt it!! Maybe they will be better next year.

17 Feb, 2012

 

Are there any leaves showing where the others are Grandmage.?

17 Feb, 2012

 

Well cant seem to see Hb. I have a long border and I suppose I have forgotten where they are, i did put little sticks in but I still cannot see anything.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Did you remember to put your glasses on........:o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Dont need glasses for long sight but maybe thats where I have been going wrong!! 8^) Lol

18 Feb, 2012

 

:o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

They are just so dainty and such a welcome sight too - they never fail to appear January/February time.Spring is on the way! You are so lucky to have so many!

20 Feb, 2012

 

They have spread really well Petaltracey, over the years since I put them in. I was so pleased to hear that the weather is starting to warm up a bit. It was bitterly cold here yesterday but a top coat milder today..... :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

just put some in the grass last week , hope they spread like that x

7 Mar, 2012

 

I am sure they will Cristina. The only drawback in having them in the lawn is that OH hates having to wait to mow over the leaves when they have finished flowering!!!!

8 Mar, 2012

 

oooo that dont bother mine hun lol , have put all sorts in it !!

8 Mar, 2012

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