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First clump of snowdrops


First clump of snowdrops (Galanthus)

What a sight for sore eyes! Don't you just love them?



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Lovely Spritz..are they doubles ?

24 Jan, 2009

 

Not sure, to be honest - the grass is so soggy that I didn't kneel down and look. I do have some doubles, so they could be.

24 Jan, 2009

 

Well they look great anyway.Ours are just two inches high and no flowers yet !

24 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks - that's what comes of living in the cold north...

24 Jan, 2009

 

Lovely photo and a sign Spring is on its way thankfully, well in your garden anyway.

24 Jan, 2009

 

I hope in yours, too, Dawn! There are little green spikes everywhere. Great - only one more week of January!

24 Jan, 2009

 

fantastic looking

24 Jan, 2009

 

You are lucky Spritz! Your plants look great even at this time of year. I need to set more snowdrops, may I ask, when is the best time to set bulbs, I want to get some under my trees. I keep thinking, one more week to go and then Feb is a short month :-)

24 Jan, 2009

 

Beautiful. The wet gives them an even more tender look than they have already. I love these little things.

24 Jan, 2009

 

Aren't they a sight for sore eyes ! Gets me daydreaming about SSSSSSSPRING ...lol
Yes spritz, I believe there are subtle differences between ours. Mine has wider leaf blades and the seed head section seems to be more pronounced. Hope you can unravel the mystery for us ...:-)

24 Jan, 2009

 

We need Galanthophile - a real expert on snowdrops!

Dawn - buy them 'in the green' which means as they finish flowering. They will take and flower next year, then. If you buy dry bulbs in the autumn they often just dry up. Look in the adverts in gardening magazines, you'll find them there. :-)

OR - look for some in pots at your GC - they'll be more expensive of course, but it just depends how many you want.

24 Jan, 2009

 

Lovely Spritz....spring is on its way! I looked at Mums today but they're only leaves with no flowers this year....I wonder why?

24 Jan, 2009

 

??? How odd! I have NO idea why. Ask Galanthophile - our expert!

24 Jan, 2009

 

I will....thanks Spritz.

24 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

These are lovely Spritz , soon there will be Snowdrop walks everywhere to raise money for charitys ............

25 Jan, 2009

 

None out here yet. You're lucky.

25 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks for the advice Spritzhenry, I'll wait until they've finished flowering and get some then :-)

25 Jan, 2009

 

Did you find any adverts, Dawn? If you didn't, I'll look in my magazines and send you the details. PM me if you want to. :-)

25 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Spritz!

25 Jan, 2009

 

They are so pretty and uplifting aren't they. Have just found my first lone one from a bulb this weekend! Going to take your advice and get some 'in the green'. We have a lovely day out at Pencarrow called Snowdrop Sunday on the 8th Feb and hope to pick some up from there. They pot and sell them in case anyone has visions of me taking my trowel along!

26 Jan, 2009

 

They are lovely Spritz, Mine (exept for one) are just starting to show.
Gail x

30 Jan, 2009

 

They ARE doubles - I lifted one up to have a look! There are a lot more out now.

30 Jan, 2009

 

Thought they would be Spritz...they looked fat enough to be.Ours are out now..lovely

30 Jan, 2009

 

Great - except that the weather forecast for next week informed me that snow is on its way...maybe we shall both see our snowdrops in snow? They won't show up very well, though...:-(

30 Jan, 2009

 

We certainly getting it Spritz....freezing cold here tonight.Seeing as we are getting it anyway,can only hope it fizzles out before it reaches you. See, I can be gallant lol

30 Jan, 2009

 

You are lovely! I hate snow, as you know - I am hoping it doesn't arrive here.

30 Jan, 2009

 

Fingers crossed then !

30 Jan, 2009

 

Look in your in-box....

30 Jan, 2009

 

Just found it thanks

30 Jan, 2009

 

I read recently that this is the coldest winter for 10 years, and this may be the reason why snowdrops are so late. Mine won't be flowering for another week, and I have photos of the same ones in full flower this time last year.

31 Jan, 2009

 

My snowdrops are in the post, lol, along with the bluebells, thanks Spritz!

31 Jan, 2009

 

I love snowdrops. I have just spotted our first clump just down below the house. I have read somewhere that if you want to move them it should be while they are in flower is this so?
I want to put them into a pot before the house comes down so they are safe.
Sophiejo

13 Feb, 2009

 

Hi Sophiejo - not necessarily in flower - but 'in the green' which means while their leaves are there! Dry bulbs don't always grow - probably because they are so tiny that they dry up. They should be fine in a pot - for a while. Plant them as soon as you can, though!

13 Feb, 2009



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