Who would look dangerously up at planets that might look safely down at plants?
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
A new record price for a snowdrop
Galanthus plicatus 'E.A. Bowles'
An anonymous bidder last night spent £357 on a bulb of Galanthus plicatus 'E.A. Bowles' sold on Ebay by the vendor "mrohowes", who stated that the proceeds will be going to E.A. Bowles of Myddelton House Society to help conserve the historic garden (in which this clone, and several other good poculiform G. plicatus have been found). The generous bidder has paid well over the odds to aid this good cause, since 'E.A. Bowles' was listed for only £150 by Monksilver Nursery last year.
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'Snowdrops, A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus' Available from Griffin Press
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