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First snowdrop


First snowdrop  (Galanthus nivalis)

What a pleasure to find this in flower today.



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pure pleasure to see the snowdrops ~ especially the first one ~ i couldnt agree more
mine have surprised me and are already showing the white of the flower
pure and simple ~ a lovely flower

15 Jan, 2011

 

I now have the Halleluia Chorus going on in my head!!! How wonderful! That means that in about 2 weeks we will have them up here! :))

15 Jan, 2011

 

thats clever of you karen ~ is it one week to the midlands and another up to scotland?

15 Jan, 2011

 

It`s lovely to see snowdrops but it has reminded me that there are so sigh of mine yet, I hope I haven`t lost them.

15 Jan, 2011

 

they might be further on than you think ~ i had to look carefully for mine ~ they were hidden under the leaves.

15 Jan, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Beat me by about 2 days,i am only about 30 miles north of Spritz

15 Jan, 2011

 

and i may be about 60 miles north of you brian?

15 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely Spritz. I'm well to the south and still waiting for mine.There are buds but they're not open yet.

15 Jan, 2011

 

Not long then, folks! :-)

15 Jan, 2011

 

Im tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for you hooo hoo hoo! I shall be VERY lucky if I see any here!

15 Jan, 2011

 

Why, Tetra? You're not very far from here, are you.

15 Jan, 2011

 

I have never managed to snowdrop in my life..tell a lie 1!..
and that never reappeared. In both houses, all places in the garden, bulbs or in the green, all with grit and compost below to facilitate draining. Under trees, not under trees..you name it I flunked it!

15 Jan, 2011

 

Are you a gardener who can't resist disturbing the soil like me Tetrarch? Always planting something and uprooting the bulbs?

15 Jan, 2011

 

Yes I do!! thats why Im planting some bulbs in pots this year. However, I have always avoided disturbing the snowdrops..I put them where I have ferns and hellebores or other not so sunny places that interfere with herbaceous plants.

15 Jan, 2011

 

Hmm....it's a mystery then! I've got some that my mum sent me last year, under a tree so they are relatively safe from me.....We shall see if they appear, but like you, I've never had any success with them in the past. I always go looking for them in other gardens though.

15 Jan, 2011

 

I keep hoping Karen but last year I bought about 50 in the green..do or die time! If these dont flower I shant bother again. Just enjoy other peoples as you do.

15 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, it gets disheartening. I'm the same with Hamamellis too. I've had two or three in pots and they have never survived. I buy them in pots, in flower and they just die on me. I have acid soil and yet they just won't grow.....I've given up now, it's too tragic...especially as they cost about £30 a go!

15 Jan, 2011

 

What a pretty sight that is......

15 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, Karen, mine a couple acers and a rhodo..big plants..VERY expensive pastime. Its worse when you buy a small plant and it succeeds, like my dissectum..£12.99 at B & Q, then £25+ on large plants that die! Trouble is when you get older, you need it more instant..I keep thinking I want it beautiful now..not when Im no longer here!!

15 Jan, 2011

 

lovely ... mine are poping up tooo , planted as bulbs , so very pleased they up !!!

16 Jan, 2011

 

I saw my first clump of snowdrops yesterday at Kew,I have put them on my blog. They really cheered me up after a difficult few weeks.All we need now is the first daffodil !

16 Jan, 2011

 

Lucky you Rbt..havent made it there yet..this year hopefully..but a bit of a trek for us..Painswick is nearer!
Must go look at your pictures.

16 Jan, 2011

 

Mine are only promising a show yet. No white tips evident. It's such a pleasure to see yours have popped up already. At last the weather is turning. Only a few more weeks to Spring.

16 Jan, 2011

amy
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It's so nice to see the first one Barbara , mine are in bud I also have a crocus and an Aconite in bud It's beginning to look more like spring could be on the way :o)

16 Jan, 2011

 

Looking forward to mine coming back this year.

16 Jan, 2011

 

No sign of mine, I too planted in the green last year but Im waiting hopefully;0)

16 Jan, 2011

 

I wish all you prospective 'snowdroppers' the best of luck with them - they're such a pleasure to see as they emerge, cold or no cold, year after year.

I'm waiting for 'any' more bulbs to flower, Amy, I really don't mind what they are! :-)))

16 Jan, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Spritz my first one opened today in the sun and crocus are showing all over plants not flowers.

16 Jan, 2011

 

I thought it wouldn't be long, Brian - whose crocus will be past the winning post? ;-))

16 Jan, 2011

 

Wonderful to see Spritz. Hooray Spring is coming. Mine always come much later, but the crocuses are just beginning to shoot up. I might see flowers by late Feb if we are not covered in snow.

17 Jan, 2011

 

Have you still got s**w now, Chris?

17 Jan, 2011

 

Well done, lovely to see, ours are on the way thank goodness.

18 Jan, 2011

 

It really is a pleasure, isn't it. :-) AND I could still see outside at 5.15 today!

18 Jan, 2011

 

you could see later than i could spritz ~ have you been eating your carrots?

18 Jan, 2011

 

LOL.

19 Jan, 2011

 

I have sent you a pm.....

19 Jan, 2011

 

My first snowdrop of the lot I planted in early September came into flower on 9th January, most of the other new ones are blooming now (so called 'Giant snowdrops') - but some of my older ones are someway behind (I think they are of the more usual/smaller variety)

21 Jan, 2011

 

giant snowdrop sounds interesting ~ not the 'snowflake' variety??
nice sunflower weatherwise

21 Jan, 2011

 

no snow but lots of frost ... snow drops flowering now , and crocus comeing up toooo wooooo !!!

21 Jan, 2011

 

It was frosty all day today, Cristina! I couldn't walk on the grass. :-(

21 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Stickitoffee - its this variety (link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/3587.shtml) - didn't expect it to flower so well from dry bulbs in its first season. I need to update my pic - thats my sunflower from last summer.

22 Jan, 2011

 

omg .............that bad !!! really cold too day , and power off in 3 villages as well .... no coffee urgg ......... heating not on !!! night mare , on at lunch time ............

22 Jan, 2011

 

many thanks weatherwise ~ ive listed it in my favourites. which type of sunflower is it? that centre looks very attractive and a bit different.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Sticktitoffee - its a variety called Ring of Fire.

22 Jan, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

On the subject of first flowers there are several bedraggled wild primroses out in a shady corner of the garden

22 Jan, 2011

 

mine are trying to come out Bjs ~ some are almost there.
i will remember ring of fire weatherwise ~ did you grow it from seed?

22 Jan, 2011

 

Yes, I have some primroses in flower, but as you say, bjs, they're bedraggled. Brave little things, aren't they!

Poor you, Cristina. At least it didn't last too long.

22 Jan, 2011

 

lol had to drive a mile up the rd to get a kettle of water from a frend who has gas cooker ........... in my jamies haha !!! . still i think every ones used to seeing me in them , in the garden haha !! ps got primroses hatching too ............

22 Jan, 2011

 

sorry cristina i had to smile ~ hope you have got everything working now!

22 Jan, 2011

 

well i am glad made u smile lol ........... bet you can picture it carnt you lol !!! all on now .;0)))

22 Jan, 2011

 

You don't really garden in your pyjamas, do you? In this weather? :-O

23 Jan, 2011

 

haha spriz.............. i do go 4 a quik nosey lol , in summer i get lost in time !!! ;0p

24 Jan, 2011

 

i do walk round the garden in my slippers!!! i have worn them out.
my snowdrops are finally beginning to come out ~ 9 days later than yours Spritz

24 Jan, 2011

 

Oh Cristina - I hope you haven't got close neighbours! lol.

Sticki - that's good - they weren't too far behind, then.

I admit to walking outside in my slippers, too - so I bought some slip-on shoes to 'amble' round in.

24 Jan, 2011

 

thats what i ought to do.

24 Jan, 2011

 

i have those as well............ but still rock my slippers lol !!! nearest neighbor mile down the rd .......... hence had to drive there to get hot water lol !! but ......... the bus over looks my garden wen it stops oops haha ;0)))

25 Jan, 2011



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