Snowdrops clump up well, and from time to time they can be dug up and divided to transplant elsewhere, helping you increase your stock. Digging up the bulbs while the snowdrops are in leaf and even in flower, is known as planting ‘in the green’. This method is thought to yield better results than planting bare snowdrop bulbs in autumn, as the bulbs are very small and can dry out easily.
Small clumps of transplanted snowdrops planted in the green will quickly develop into larger clumps, eventually providing you with carpets of beautiful white snowdrops every spring. Find out how to do it, below.
Don’t remove the leaves from your snowdrop bulbs. Leave them to die down naturally as this will allow next year’s flower buds to form inside.