Who would look dangerously up at planets that might look safely down at plants?
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
'Green Tear' sets a new record
Galanthus 'Green Tear'
Last March the beautiful Galanthus 'Green Tear' became the most expensive snowdrop ever sold, with a bidder paying £357 for a bulb on Ebay. Yesterday a bulb was sold by the same vendor (Ramonhoi) for £360, setting a new record price. One has to hope it will do well for its new owner...
A personal view of the world of horticulture and plants by a gardening botanist and author, living in Settrington, North Yorkshire, and working as Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum, a partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Castle Howard.
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