Category Archives: snowdrops

Six on Saturday: Surprises

Having somehow lost the photos I was going to use, I nearly didn’t post today – but guessing they might have been accidentally deleted I managed to find them in the recycling bin and restore them…whew! Today’s six are all … Continue reading

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Exodus

I bought my first ‘special’ (named) snowdrop back in 2005 and added a handful more in the next year or two, but it was from 2012 onwards that actively adding to their numbers began. The first bulbs were kept in … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: an Evolutionary Lesson

Admiring hellebores in the woodland edge border earlier in the week, probably now at their peak, I was tempted to invite more to the party – but I resisted, until searching specialist hellebore nurseries to try and identify the one … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: In One Fell Swoop…

… the character of the woodland has been destroyed… Our neighbour on the hedge side came to the door a week or so ago to say they were planning on replacing part of the hedge at the bottom end of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Some of the White Stuff

Not the soft, wet white stuff, which we have barely seen this winter, but some other seasonal drops, pretty and distinctive in their own individual ways, like Galanthus ‘Maidwell L’ above and ‘Cowhouse Green’ below. Maidwell L was one of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Woe is Me!

…. not me, but the Lanky Lodger, whom I found sprawled out on his bench earlier in the week. wailing and gnashing his teeth. Sadly, he has proved to be a short-lived sculpture, despite the number of coats of primer … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Doubles

If I had not already got both title and props sorted before I even picked these iconic double snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’, I could have woven a post around the theme of my ship coming home, as it clearly … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Mostly Inconsistent

January seems to be have been unusually overcast with only a few days offering any blue sky or noticeable sunshine, and it will be interesting to compare the final output of our solar panels with those of previous Januarys. The … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesay: The Return of the Native

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Six on Saturday: Behold a Great Light…

…and the angel Gabriel appeared, the only main season snowdrop likely to be flowering at Christmas. Last year two thirds of the specials were poking their noses through, with six in flower, an all-time record here; this year looks to … Continue reading

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