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Salino and Jess, are you coming on our trip to Anglesey Abbey?
Berghill...............a wonderful sight............a real woodland treat. If it wasn't pouring with rain ( again ), I'd take the laptop out and show your pic to my single specimen in the hope of encouraging it.
Salino and Jess http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/snowdrop-walk---east-anglia/208748.html
..thank you for the invite..I appreciate that... work gets in the way, it usually does - sometimes don't get home till near midnight...no time right now, but thanks again...
I hope you all have a lovely time... they had a nice little plant centre so leave some room in the car...
I remember work Salino. It always got in the way of life
I may be able to, depending on dates - keep me posted on when you're all going nut - would love to come (and meet some of you peeps too)
And thanks for the link Dove
Thank you so much for all that information, Berghill. I've only just logged on or I would have been back to you sooner.
Have I inferred correctly from subsequent postings that if the snowdrops I planted last year (which were Galanthus Nivalis) do actually come up, they won't be scented?
Incidentally, although this is possibly what most people already know, I believe Galanthus Nivalis is the only snowdrop that is native to UK. This could be important if anyone needs to keep their planting strictly native.
I've always found Galanthus Nivalis to be scented Birdy
And as an aside - my Russian daughter in law told me of some Russian fables about snowdrops so I did some googling and came up with this which may amuse http://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Snowdrops-294.html
There's also a lovely traditional tale featuring snowdrops amongst this lot http://www.russfolkart.com/folkTales.htm and some beautiful illustrations - not really gardening related but some of you may like to see them.
As said G. nivalis is scented, but some forms are more scented than others.
No, G. nivalis is almost certainly not native, however it has been out there in the wild (so to speak) for so long that it is now classed as 'native'.
That's interesting Dove - thanks.
Which day are you all heading to Anglesey Abbey?
No date set yet Jess but snowdrop friend thinks they'll peak around the second week in Feb.