Well it looks as if the above could well be the last of my special snowdrops to flower this winter. These flowers though belong to what I think may is galanthus nivalis 'Greenish' but some study of my snowdrop books is in order to confirm its identity. Although it did not throw up one single flower last year I've been rewarded with three this winter. The label in the pot says 'Greenish?' I know that I bought 'Greenish' at some point but the snowdrop bible advises that this plant has almost prostrate leaves, a characteristic that my bulb does not display hence a question mark over its identity. Anyway whatever it is it's a most pleasing to the eye end to the snowdrop season. There is another pot of the double 'Richard Ayres' which has flower buds but sadly they seen to be shrivelling up rather than opening. I've thoroughly enjoyed my snowdrops this winter especially as I was unexpectedly away from home for a good part of last February and March. The season this year seems to have been shorter though. There have been some disappointments especially with some new bulbs which arrived in the green last year. As I away when they arrived himself had to plant them which he nobly did. However out of half a dozen or so new arrivals only one flowered. I'm not sure whether he followed my instructions to the letter or whether the bulbs were not the best quality. However there has been signs of life in all the pots so it's a case of waiting patiently for another twelve months.
Time now to try to update my records of what has flowered this year and then to hopefully make a start on what I plan as a permanent snowdrop page on this blog. I've also got some serious work to do during the summer when I intend to repot all the bulbs that were planted in pots before the end of 2013. The plan is to get this done in July or August when the bulbs are still dormant. I'm hoping to unearth spares of some to plant out in the garden so that I can enjoy the best of two worlds - snowdrops in the garden and snowdrops under cover!