Top to bottom, left to right: Anglesey Abbey, Lady Elphinstone, Washfield Colesbourne; Blewberry Tart, Mrs Thompson, Pusey Green Tip; Lady Beatrix Stanley, James Backhouse, Ophelia
What a lot of lovelies, this really is an exciting time of year!
Oh yes! 🙂
Lovely names, and I can see why you collect snowdrops – these really are quite special.
They like a bit of sunshine to fully open so there were others feeling a bit camera shy!
A lovely collection. I particularly like Washfield Colesbourne – it is so elegant.
Thanks Annette – strangely, WC is not in the least bit elegant but in fact rather gangly and easily the tallest snowdrop I have, at least 12″ tall!
Just shows how photographs can be deceptive. It sounds rather massive for a snowdrop.
Ooh these are lovely. I like them all but especially Lady Beatrix Stanley and Washfield Colesbourne. I have a mystery snowdrop in my garden which I’d love you to identify. I think it might be a type of G. plicatum but will put a pic on my blog later in the week. Thanks Cathy.
Thanks Sam – and yes, do show it on your blog (and alert me that you have done). If you know it was a named variety or that it is likely to be one there will be a number of us snowdrop loving bloggers who will try to identify it for you
Hi Cathy, it’s up there – just posted. Final photo. Thanks x
Lovely, one and all; I didn’t know that Lady Beatrix Stanley is a snowdrop as well as an Iris. Both a lovely, I wonder who she was.
Ahah – well if you look at my Hodsock ost from last year you will find out! https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/hobnobbin-hodsockin-snowdroppin/
After I asked the question I had an idea I had read about her. I thought perhaps Chloris has written about her. Thanks for the link.
A nice selection. I agree with Christina about Lady B – definitely a touch of the Edwardian.
Thanks Christine – couldn’t say which my favourite was though
And some say that they all look the same! 🙂
I was studying Mrs Thompson when I took these photos and I had forgotten that her flowers are sometimes fused together – one of mine is this year, with 2 flowers from the same pedicel but 2 fused ovaries and 2 fused flowers…most intriguing!
Exciting to see so many different Snowdrops.
I loved this! I must look out for James Backhouse, Lady Elphinstone which I purchased from Hodsock last year unfortunately has not flowered for me. What a wonderful selection you have I am so jealous!
There is no difference they are all wonderful.
A wordless sigh is in order.
Snowdrops are truly one of my garden favorites, love the photos.
i had no idea there could be so many different Snowdrops! I don’t think they’d survive in my climate, but they are really so sweet and appealing. Such elegant names. Oh my!
Your photos really show all the minute and subtle differences between them. If I remember correctly, your snowdrop bed was raised last year? It really shows them off so well. How can you recognise them all? Or is it purely courtesy of your good markers? I do like James Backhouse – so slender!
Each one a corker!
Impressed you can remember which is which
Love them all, each and every one. Crooning over these beauties gets us through the winter, doesn’ t it?
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