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Snowdrops everywhere!

simbad

By simbad

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Thought I’d share with you a few pictures of our woodland garden today, all weekend I’ve been splitting snowdrops I’m determined to fill the whole wood eventually! :-).
We bought 1000 in the green each year for 3 years half doubles half singles around 13 years ago now, each year I try to split the biggest clumps and fill a few more gaps.
Excuse the bit of pipe I found that among the ivy while planting snowdrops, absolutely full of snails! which have since been disposed of, hopefully every snail in the garden was using the same hotel, I wish ;-)

Some of this weekends work.


As you can see lots more big clumps to split!, really must get some borders weeded and cleared though.

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Love your snowdrop garden Simbad its stunning.

1 Mar, 2016

 

Looks great!

1 Mar, 2016

 

What a smashing wood, Simbad. Your hard work is looking great.

1 Mar, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Kathy it looks magical it really does , you will be well rewarded every year with that wonderful sight ,well done :o)

1 Mar, 2016

 

I agree with everyone Kathy, REALLY AMAZING, I know from experience creating a woodland requires years of determination. Yours looks wonderful, I hope mine does one day too. My bluebells are seeding around - I must split my snowdrops soon, tied up with house refurbs at the moment.

1 Mar, 2016

 

It looks lovely. It must take ages to plant 1000 - you really deserve your great display.

1 Mar, 2016

 

Thankyou everyone for all your lovely comments :-)
Dawn your wood is lovely and so much bigger than mine so an even more daunting task!, Robs just started digging out the paths in here he's going to put membrane down and cover with all the chippings from the hedges he's been cutting and shredding, think that'll be a long job though barrowing the soil round the garden,it's to good to waste brilliant soil, and now he's trying to get the allotment sorted.I don't have as many bluebells as you I remember all those you planted a few years ago!
Stera I started off well 3 'a and 5's but it soon turned to 10's or more lol, quite enjoy splitting them now though I just think how much better they'll look the following year ;-)

2 Mar, 2016

 

What a beautiful woodland area you have nurtured here, it is so natural and pretty.

2 Mar, 2016

 

wow that's gorgeous! Must have been a lot of hard work, but so worth it.

2 Mar, 2016

 

Simbad I can well understand doing them in 10s - after all hopefully you'll have years fo splitting them later - and they do spread so nicely.

2 Mar, 2016

 

Wow, what a beautiful garden. It must give you so much pleasure. Your snowdrops are stunning.

2 Mar, 2016

 

It looks beautiful Simbad.

3 Mar, 2016

 

You should never allow anyone to pick Bluebells. Destroys the root.

3 Mar, 2016

 

Only if you pull them rather than break them off though - the latter does no damage.

3 Mar, 2016

 

Thankyou everyone glad you like it :-)
True Stera and they look so much better in bigger clumps ;-)
I found all the pictures from when we built our house and what the plot and wood looked like all those years ago must do a blog :-)

3 Mar, 2016

 

Its really lovely Simbad, must be wonderful wandering around your woodland....

3 Mar, 2016

 

the before and after blog would be fab. Kath. It all looks good, can see what a difference you have made. Keep up the good work, but do not work that hubby of yours tooooo hard. lol. I do love snowdrops and bluebells it will not be long before the bluebells are out, spring is just around the corner. :O)

4 Mar, 2016

 

Thankyou Barbara :-), there's no stopping Rob now he's retired he's cut hedges which haven't really been done since we moved here, they were only tiny sticks then, shredded all the cuttings, chopped dead trees in the wood and supplied friends with endless logs , made a few new paths round the garden, and taken up mountain biking! with a friend who I'm sure is determined to kill him lol!
Have you been round the woods at Everton at bluebell time? it's quite a sight , bet they are lovely in the wood near you too :-)
Did you know we're going to be grandparents Danielle's pregnant due in July a boy! wonder if he'll be a future cricketer ;-)
Thankyou Lincslass glad you like it :-)

4 Mar, 2016

 

I've started the before and after blog will finish it over the weekend :-)

4 Mar, 2016

 

Congratulations to you all, great news. I have Sarah's little girl two days a week, its great to be back working with a little one again even if it is very tiring. You will have lots of fun I am sure. Tell Danielle congratulations from me. Lottie has a cricket bat and stumps and loves knocking the ball around, we shall be in the nets this summer. She is only 15 months old and nothing phases her. Just need some sunshine now so we can get out in the garden. :O)

4 Mar, 2016

 

Well, your hard work is paying off, it all looks wonderful, love the idea of a wood......

4 Mar, 2016

 

Very beautiful :) They look wonderful !

5 Mar, 2016

 

That's a lot of snowdrops wow amazing, congratulations on your news my niece has just had a baby boy and he's adorable ☺

6 Mar, 2016

 

Thankyou Barbara, I sent Danielle your congratulations :-), Lottie sounds adorable I can't wait! , the knitting needles are working overtime lol.
Thankyou Dd, Hywel and Daylily I'm eyeing up a few more huge clumps to split this week ;-)
Aaaaw congratulations to your niece Daylily :-), Danielle has a little bump now and halfway next week!

6 Mar, 2016

 

Lottie in a cricket net eh? You'll have the Social Work after you next! ;) Kathy, congratulations on the soon-to-be grandchild. Hope all goes well for everyone. Your woodland looks gorgeous. What a lot of work you've put in. And in the summer I suppose you won't even see the road through the trees. When I p,anted mine I started off with groups of 6, butin the end it was more like 12!

6 Mar, 2016

 

Haha Karen, thankyou we keep getting deliveries here crib and we bought her her pram so my spare room looks like a nursery at the moment lol.
No the roads not so visible in summer there's a couple of rambling roses growing along the fence. I've been splitting even more snowdrops this week so next year it should look even better :-)

10 Mar, 2016

 

Fantastic! My snowdrops are still going strong here, although it has been milder today, which is nice.

10 Mar, 2016

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