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Am a very happy bunny. Been in the garden today and discovered 3 snowdrops. 2 more than last year - yay!
Don't do that Tracey. Plant them in the spring with the leaves still on.
Google 'snowdrops in the green'
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.
Yes in the green. I planted mine as bulbs two+ years ago hence the slow start but we'll worth the wait.
and once you've got a good clump you can divide them and have hundreds.
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!
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
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
That's not dim Tracey, that's inexperience.
You'll soon get the hang of it all.
Once you get started there'll be no stopping you.
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.
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.
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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