More snowdrops

These grey and icy days are only made bearable by the bright lights of our snowdrops many of which are now in full flower. Most days I walk round the garden looking out for new arrivals on the scene. Clare Blakeway-Philips now forms a good group with its lime green ovaries and elegant drooping stems. John Gray stands out beautifully though it flourishes better in dry weather as its flowers tend to droop and any rain spatters them with mud. One of the delights in venturing out in the cold is finding some of last year's treasures emerging once again. Fragile Blonde Inge which I did not expect to see again has appeared as has Primrose Warburg, a charming yellow from a famous garden.

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