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Snowdrop Invasion

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 16:53

Galanthus Nivalis sell on eBay if you have the time and patience to sell them.  They can be dug up and thinned out - they are usually quite deep in the ground - about a spades depth (in most cases). They can be shared with friends and neighbours who I am sure would be delighted to receive them (that's how I acquired mine).   Re-sow any patches on the lawn and the grass will come up fine. Good luck - appreciate the Snowdrops - they are gorgeous. 


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:50

Here there are Tête-à-tête, Czar Peter Tulips (absolutely beautiful), drumstick Primulas, some very small snowdrops, primroses, primula, various colours of hellebores, Pulmonaria, Dog Tooth Violets, Viola, bellis daisies (in abundance), some wallflower, Snowflakes, Hyacinths, Scillas, Grape Hyacinths, Anemone Blanda, Chionodoxa, a lovely Daphne retusa (first year it's flowered), Cowslips and a few others I have probably overlooked.  Not bad after the cold wet Scottish winter!!!!

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 16:58

Nothing to beat a nice bit of shortbread.  Have been busy gardening as the weather has been lovely here today so no tea and biscuits for me.

ID plant please

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:49

Hi there. I think it is a Leucothoe.  Plant in shade or semi-shade in a moist peaty soil and it should make a good recovery. Good luck.

RIP Terry Pratchett

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:01

Yeah - very sad. A great writer. May he rest in peace.


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 08:56

Finally found out the origin of Brin.  It was given to Lady Erskine by Dick Trotter (of Trotter's Merlin fame) from his garden S/W of Inverness.  He was a great friend of E.A. Bowles.  A lovely Galanthus very strong in stature.  Hoping it does well in my garden.


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 17:35

I have about 45 different ones at the moment - still hoping to add a few this season - if funds can run to it!!!!


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 17:12

I have Wendy's Gold, Lady Elphinstone, Green Brush, Ophelia Tiny Tim, Viridapice and lots more. Bought Little Dancer, Fieldgate Superb and a good few more last week at Cambo!!!!!


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:28

Yes - looked up Avon bulbs - will wait to see what Cambo come up with. Hoping they will respond in the next day or so.  I paid for a specialist Galanthus so hoping this is one!!!! Thanks again


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:19

i have recently started collecting Galanthus and wonder if anyone is interested in doing swaps.  I have hundreds of Nivalis and Flore Plena - anyone out there that can oblige? Cheers

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Galanthus Brin 
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Anyone interested in Snowdrop swaps? 
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Snowdrop i

Snowdrop "Brin" 
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Identifing Snowdrops 
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