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Saturday, 15 December 2012
First snowdrop in the new garden
Galanthus plicatus 'Three Ships'
The garden here is looking pretty desolate, with the unmulched surface of the new beds bashed into silt by the rain and frost, but there are plenty of 'noses' emerging and the first snowdrop has 'popped' today, a welcome sight. It is Galanthus plicatus 'Three Ships', delayed a few weeks by the move and replanting, but soon to show a nice patch of flowers - perhaps by Christmas if the current milder weather persists.
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.
'Snowdrops, A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus' Available from Griffin Press
'New Trees, Recent Introductions to Cultivation' Available from all good booksellers.