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snowdrop walk at lytham hall blackpool

sanbaz

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today was the first day of the snowdrop walk at lytham hall so as baz wasnt working i bullied him into taking me not that he really minds, anyway it was a bit of a dull day but wrapped up well wasnt to bad,
Lytham hall is now owned by Lytham town trust and is kept entirely on voluntary help and fundraising,
snowdrps to be found here are genus GALANTHUS, a member of the family AMARYILDACEAE.
it was Linnaeus who created the genus Galanthus for the snowdrop, and restricted the Leucoioc for the snowflake.in 1753 he furnished the snowdrop with a single species Galanthus Nivalis, or comman garden snowdrop.
Linnaeus derived the name Galanthus from the greek gala meaning milk, and anthos meaning flower, but it had never been called the milk flower in england.
the name snowdrop is not old and comes from the german Schneetrophen,
which refers to pendents or eardrops(earings) worn in the seventeenth centuries.
there were older english names given to snowdrops,candlemas bells,fair maids of febuary, and white ladies, all related to church festivals of candlemas febuary 2nd and refer to the white robed maidens in procession which took place on the feast of purificcation.
in shakespears time it was known as the bulbous white violet.
also the first poem writen with snowdrop in it was written by thomas tickle (1686-1740.
first picture is the hall


a grade 1 listed 18th century manor house


it was a lovely walk taking about an hour and a half with a stop for tea halfway.


above baz looking at one of the many holly trees there, also lots and lots of rodadendrons which would be a wonderfull sight when all in flower, anyway we enjoyed our walk today and couldnt leave without buying a couple of pots of snowdrops could i! lol


hope you enjoyed our walk, would like to go back when the house is open in summer ;o))

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Thanks Sanbaz I really enjoyed your walk, must be lovely in summer too.

7 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely carpets of snowdrops Sandra. Bet those rhodies are wonderful when in bloom.Is it open for that show too ?

7 Feb, 2010

 

glad you enjoyed it D, hope your feeeling ok :o))
ray its open from today weekend days till march,then open days from easter to 31st oct which is only a £1 and free entry on tues ,wed, thurs. at set times, house open every sunday for guided tours which is £4 i think, its all on the website ray, but will go again ;o) the snowdrops were so pretty

7 Feb, 2010

 

loved your blog san,very interesting cant resist buying plants when we go out somewhere can we ,think how much we would save if we didnt..:o))

7 Feb, 2010

 

What a gorgeous place Sandra and those snowdrops look wonderful in their natural environment. Nice photos.

7 Feb, 2010

 

No wonder they call it the Snowdrop walk, its is wonderful to see so many and Sandra you have digested so many Historical facts on your walk, which makes it all the more interesting. Pleased you both enjoyed your outing;0))

7 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra....as Pp says you have learned lots of useful info too !

7 Feb, 2010

 

your right joanella, if there is a plant for sale we buy it lol
i did cheat carole i copied from a leaflet as i couldnt remember it all , hope its ok to cheat :o))
thanx ray im glad i read up on snowdrops as i didnt know a thing about them really their history anyway" also did you know they dont like animal manure either it can kill them

7 Feb, 2010

 

~ well done Sandra for a lovely blog~ I will have to see where the nearest place is with a snowdrop walk so that we can go and see for ourselves~

7 Feb, 2010

 

Still hoping that Exmoor will allow us to go to Snowdrop Valley this coming week! It was closed last week, after a snowfall.

You were lucky, Sandra - it looks like a lovely place to visit. Of course it's not cheating, by the way!

7 Feb, 2010

 

didnt know that Sandra...must be careful where the horse manure goes then !

7 Feb, 2010

 

thanx arlene i really enjoyed it, baz not to keen especially when its cold, he`s a summer walker lol
thankyou barbara glad you enjoyed it, hope you get to see them at exmore :o))
ray i didnt till i read up on them today, maybe to strong for them

7 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

A spectacular walk Sandra , thank you for sharing it with us . :o)

We have one coming up near us at the end of the month which is Snowdrops and Hellebores , that will be interesting !

7 Feb, 2010

 

What a picture! You just can't beat snowdrops 'en masse'.

7 Feb, 2010

 

thanx amy, that sounds lovely with hellebores to :o))
thanx wagger they do look lovely dont they,its a shame they dont have more money we noticed alot needed doing in the way of repair and cutting back on old trees, also alot of weed and bramble but still a lovely place ;o)

7 Feb, 2010

 

Smashing blog Sandra made all the more interesting because you added the history of the snowdrop,.....

8 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for your history lesson on snowdrops,very interesting, they do look so much better in wooded areas, brave little flowers when you come to think of it are they not? thanks for the tour. (it did not take me as long as it did you two!!!) lol

8 Feb, 2010

 

That was interesting,sanbaz,and lovely pics.Nice to see plants finally starting to come into life this year...hooray,it gives us all a well needed lift :o))

8 Feb, 2010

 

Very nice Sandra...I'm a bit disappointed Baz didn't take a photo of you though....;o)

8 Feb, 2010

 

thanx sue i thought it would be more interesting with history, glad you enjoyed it :o))
lol dotty i loved the walk but cant say the same for my baz, he`s more into counch potatoe sundays :o))
sandra i will be so glad when we get some sunshine and warnth to ;o)
glad you enjoyed blue, i hate having pic taken to be honest, he did try lol, maybe next time just for you lol :o))

8 Feb, 2010

 

Don't make me wait too long....;o)))

8 Feb, 2010

 

Many Thanks for sharing your walk, Sandra. I hope to get on some sim ilar ones here over the next few weeks. :-))

8 Feb, 2010

 

:o)) hahahah blue x
thankyou david for your comment , hope you get some soon to ;o))

8 Feb, 2010

 

Enjoyed that Sandra have'nt been there for, well that long cant remember but enjoyed the walk with you and stayed nice and warm inside at same time.

8 Feb, 2010

 

lol carol glad you enjoyed it, maybe we should go when rodadendrons in flower, not sure what month that is, do you know carol? maybe may when they flower, am i right ;o))

8 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Great blog and beautiful pictures, Sandra! I really enjoyed your walk! Thanks...

8 Feb, 2010

 

thankyou uma glad you enjoyed them, do you get snowdrops where you live?

8 Feb, 2010

 

beautiful place Sandra. it must have been a great day out. no wonder you wanted to run around waving your arms like a wee kid lol

8 Feb, 2010

 

lol thanx eileen glad you enjoyed it ;o))

8 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Yes, Sandra, There are some kinds of snowdrops in the woods near I live. But you are very lucky to have them flowering so early. We have too much snow now. :( Ours start blooming in March.

8 Feb, 2010

 

something to look forward to uma, maybe you could show us when they are out :o))

8 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Of course, Sandra, the woods are so pretty then! :)

8 Feb, 2010

 

thanx uma ;o)) look forward to seeing

8 Feb, 2010

 

Ooh I enjoyed that San.......beautiful house and great to see and read about the snowdrops......some lovely pics there too. Looking forward to seeing more pics when you take us visiting again...:o)

8 Feb, 2010

 

thanx janey so glad you enjoyed my walk, im hoping to go when rhodadendrons out, never know if ive spelt that right lol, the house was known as the nicest georgian house in the area in its time, :o))

8 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Sandra think it about end May beginning June, so you where right, look forward to going and seeing then x.

9 Feb, 2010

 

it will be a trip out wont it ;o)) x

9 Feb, 2010

 

It certainly will, i'm not going out very much at moment, just feel quilty if i leave Smokey to long, he's not going out at all now, but not lost anymore blood for a while, but he just sleeps all the time except for going to litter tray or for something to eat, and then he only moves very slow, he's back at vets next Tuesday.

9 Feb, 2010

 

poor smokey, not good is it carol, well as long as no pain and he eats at least he has you to take good care of him, i know how you feel, dont like to go out for long incase anything should happen, awfull really, give him a kiss from me xx

9 Feb, 2010

 

Will do, i feel sorry for him, i know even though its cold today he would normaly find a shelted spot in the sun and lay in it, you know its funny he's not used a litter tray since he was about 3mths, and i've put it in bathroom down stairs and if i'm in there he will walk in and if he sees me he walks back out again and waits till i come out then he goes and uses the tray, its as if he wonts his own privacey bless him x.

9 Feb, 2010

 

aww they dont like being watched when on the tray, angelina didnt either, at least he goes on it, he would feel bad if he had an accident in the house x

9 Feb, 2010

 

gorgeous drifts

12 Feb, 2010

 

thanx sussexsara ;o))

12 Feb, 2010

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