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A snowdrop afternoon in Cornwall


By pamd


Oh no…. I hear you all groan, not more snowdrops. So, apart from saying it was a very interesting talk with lots of useful information on, keeping, planting, sowing seed & twin scaleing I won’t say any more.

It was held in the lecture room of Pine Lodge Gardens, or as it is now known Pinetum Park.

Below is the Winter Garden.

The stag is Humphrey.

The narcissi – Miss Muffett, were planted by the original owners about three years ago. They look lovely with the white Silver Birch trees.
Below is Iris unguiqularia.

Just two snowdrop photo’s, most in this winter garden have gone over already.

Galanthus – Trym

Galanthus a yellow form not sure which.

So many of these so called “different” snowdrops have such little difference, but the two above I think you will agree do have obvious signs.
In fact Trym looks a little like a snowflake.

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Thank you so much, Pam! Pine Lodge garden is near St. Austell, isn't it? I remember visiting six or seven years ago, and thought it was fabulous. (Lucky you to be in the area - our younger son lives in Falmouth, so we do visit Cornwall now and again!)

22 Feb, 2011


Nice photos Pam. Thank you. Iris Unguicularis is a very untidy plant isn't it! Mine have no flowers this year ...they are only babies, but the leaves are straggling all over the place....I don't know how long I shall be able to keep them, I'm not a fan of untidy plants! lol I'll end up sending them down to Oliveoil, who is a lot more 'chilled' about mess!

22 Feb, 2011


Lovely photos Pam, especially love the iris,never heard of it before.

22 Feb, 2011


It's always nice to see snowdrops :o) I liked the heathers too, and the daffs with red shrub (don't remember the name lol)

22 Feb, 2011


I would never groan at more Snowdrops, Pam! Those 'Miss Muffet' are lovely too. : o )

22 Feb, 2011


Yes Sheila, nr. St. Austell & I live just along the road from it. It's been taken over by new owners & it's being given a slight face lift. Just a "nip & tuck" here & there. lol.
You know KS I knew I'd spelt unguicularis wrong, but was too tired to look it up. :o(. They are untidy I have some in my garden but then my garden isn't a tidy garden.
Hywel, I think the red shrub is a Cornus - dog wood.
Kathy, I may be able to send you a piece of the Iris, let me know.

23 Feb, 2011


Ah yes ! That's right. I remember now you've said it lol

23 Feb, 2011


Lovely report from an interesting garden, thanks Pam. I didn't know Pine Lodge had changed hands.

23 Feb, 2011


looks a nice place to go Pam, lovely pics to :o)

25 Feb, 2011

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