Snowdrop Open Days

Thursday, February 1. 2018
We pray for lovely weather on this coming Saturday and Sunday when the garden is open for people to see our snowdrops. The forecast is not encouraging but usually some people brave the rain/sleet/wind to walk around and then have a warming drink in the kitchen and talk about snowdrops.
The hellebores are beginning to look good too.

I have identified the snowdrop I was unsure about. It is Gerard Parker which has lovely seersucker outer petals and handsome grey/green leaves. My plan of the snowdrops is by no means perfect.

My favourites flowering well now are Augustus, short with rich green leaves; Galatea, which spreads so well here; Diggory which has delectable crinkly outers which curve inwards giving a nice rounded effect.

Some of the newly acquired special snowdrops with green on the outer segments are also appearing. Cowhouse Green and Kildare are almost out but I fear they will never multiply like Atkinsii. Wendy's Gold is one which I have reluctantly come to love as she looks so good in a warm spot. Normally I don't go for yellow snowdrops but she is an exception