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18/01/2014 at 21:35

Am a very happy bunny. Been in the garden today and discovered 3 snowdrops. 2 more than last year - yay! 

 

18/01/2014 at 21:42
I love snowdrops but don't have any, I will be planting some in the autumn.
18/01/2014 at 21:44

Don't do that Tracey. Plant them in the spring with the leaves still on. 

Google 'snowdrops in the green'

18/01/2014 at 21:46
Thanks nutcutlet, all these tips I'm getting are great. Just googled it and looked at an RHS article, very interesting and will now go and but my snowdrops in Spring. Thank you. T
18/01/2014 at 21:53

http://www.eurobulbs.co.uk/acatalog/snowdrops.html

Try this one Tracey. 

Galanthus nivalis are your bog standard snowdrops. 50 for £5. They also have doubles and fancies. But they're not the only supplier. Have a look at others.

18/01/2014 at 21:53

Yes in the green. I planted mine as bulbs two+ years ago hence the slow start but we'll worth the wait. 

18/01/2014 at 21:57

and once you've got a good clump you can divide them and have hundreds.

18/01/2014 at 22:15

Yes it's a a great feeling of achievement  being able to divide and multiply your own grown goods. Just as good to share once overcrowded will  be a few years yet with my snowdrops though! 

18/01/2014 at 22:26
I've had a look at those nutcutlet, seems like a good deal but are they grown, it says on the details about the plants that they are bulbs.....confused.com LOL!!!
18/01/2014 at 22:46

They are bulbs. Snowdrop bulbs dug up after they've flowered. Leaves still on.  Best time to move them, they don't like being dried out and sold in bags in autumn

 

18/01/2014 at 22:53
Ah right, I misunderstood (again - LOL), I thought you meant buy them when they are just finishing flowering. Now I understand and may well buy some tomorrow, thank you and sorry to appear so dim.
18/01/2014 at 22:53

I've bought snowdrops and cyclamen from eurobulbs before, and was very pleased with them.  Keep an eye open for offers in newspapers and magazines too - they often  have "free" (ie pay p&p only) ones on offer in jan/feb

18/01/2014 at 22:56
I have bought a few plants for GW mag and just paid for P&P. I've planted a load of tulip bulbs in big pots with my tree lilies that I have split and repotted, at the moment I am very nervous in case I have killed them as there is no sign of anything coming up yet!!!

I think my husband may ban me from this forum before long as it may cost him too much!!!!!!
18/01/2014 at 22:57

That's not dim Tracey, that's inexperience.

You'll soon get the hang of it all.

 

18/01/2014 at 22:59
Thank you, there just seems so much to learn, no wonder my garden has not been great!!!
18/01/2014 at 23:00

Once you get started there'll be no stopping you.

19/01/2014 at 09:17

Easy to get hooked too, just been looking at a Galanthus on E-bay at nearly £70, not that I could afford to buy it though.

19/01/2014 at 09:39

Not a good way to go Berghill. 

I love to see a great drift of ordinary snowdrops. It gives me more pleasure than the minutiae of marks on petals.

KEF
19/01/2014 at 09:52
Tracey5 wrote (see)
I have bought a few plants for GW mag and just paid for P&P. I've planted a load of tulip bulbs in big pots with my tree lilies that I have split and repotted, at the moment I am very nervous in case I have killed them as there is no sign of anything coming up yet!!!

I think my husband may ban me from this forum before long as it may cost him too much!!!!!!

 

Tracey, non gardeners soon realise the benefit of spending on plants, a happy faced gardener  Also time spent on forum means no time to delegate jobs for OH

19/01/2014 at 10:18
Ha ha, I like your thinking KEF, also OH has already said the garden looked lovely last summer and he can't wait to see it this summer, so I must have done something right ????
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