Hopefully regular visitors to my blog are not suffering from a surfeit of snowdrops. If so I can only apologise. I was hoping to post other than just more white petals for GBBD but today's foul weather is conspiring against me. So instead I made for the sanctuary of my greenhouse where there were one or two snowdrop flowers clamouring to have their photo taken. Sadly there are also some past their sell date, some that have still to open and others that were simply too cold to want to come out today otherwise I would have shared more of them. Please click on the collage if you would like a close up view.
In a nutshell from left to right ~
Galanthus 'Alan's Treat' - one of the most expensive snowdrops that I've ever bought. I could not resist this after I saw a clump of it flowering elsewhere as my Dad's name was Alan. The name of this snowdrop came about from a clever play on words being named after Alan Street, who is head nurseryman at Avon Bulbs. I wanted to show you an open flower as apart from the markings it has a most interesting shape but it would not oblige today.
Galanthus plicatus 'Augustus' - this one does not break the bank, spreads nicely and has a beguiling 'seersucker' effect to its petals as do some other plicatus snowdrops. The flowers are quite chubby when open whilst the leaves are quite short and broad.
Galanthus plicatus 'Sally Passmore' - a new to me bulb this year from a local source namely Cornovium Snowdrops. Already a more than welcome addition to my 'Fair Maids of February'.
For other February flowers please visit over at May Blooms Gardens, where the lovely Carol kindly enables to share our blooms each month with other garden bloggers. Just the prefect remedy for such a day.
PS My next post will not mention the word snowdrops - promise!