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I think Ailwyn is a little too fussy for me, I prefer the singles.
That's an elegant duo Anna!
Thanks for your kind comment guys :)
Stunning photo Anna.I have a few different Snowdrops in the garden, one is I think the ordinary double, which was given to me a few years ago, I shall have to see if I can ID some of them this spring.
Oh thank you Brian and good luck with your snowdrop identification. It's not always easy!
I love snowdrops and can't wait for ours to flower
Thanks for your comment Sue. I think that the anticipation of waiting for snowdrops to flower is almost as enjoyable as the flowering itself. Hope that you don't have long to wait until they open though :)
Is it similar to the Greatorex doubles, Anna? She is very pretty
'Ailwyn' is regarded as the nearest you can get to perfection in a double snowdrop Cathy. She is very regular and most pleasing to the eye I think whereas some of the Greatorex are a bit raggle taggle although still charming :)
Many thanks Jessica :)
Gorgeous! And a lovely photo too Anna.
Oh thank you Cathy - she is indeed gorgeous. I'm afraid that the photo does not do her justice.
So many petals - delightful - in the Gardens Illustrated magazine this month it is full of articles about Snowdrops - perfect for a Galanthophile like yourself (have I spelt that right)?
Thanks for the reminder Elaine. I have the magazine but have still got to get round to reading it. A gold star for your spelling :)
Very pretty Anna.
Many thanks Angie :)
Lovely thank you for sharing
My pleasure Helen :)
Lovely Anna. I believe this one came from Anglesey Abbey. I was there on Tuesday. It all looked wonderful.
Oh lucky you Chloris! Although I grew up not so far away I have never visited Anglesey Abbey :( I believe it's simply glorious at this time of year.
Oh to be in England now that January is here. My snowdrops will not be visible until April.
Thanks for your visit and comment Commonweeder. I'm sure that they will worth the wait when they arrive although I don't know if I could be that patient :) I think that I would have to dig a clump up, pot them up and and bring them inside for a warm.
Jan, many thanks for your visit and comment which was appreciated. Unfortunately I could not let it remain as the link lead to a non-gardening related blog that I am unable to condone. I hope that you understand :)
Oooh, so pretty! I've stuck a toe in the snowdrop field this year with a few Elwesii bulbs, now flowering in my balcony windowbox where I can see them. I'm going to find it hard to resist the snowdrops at the RHS spring show this year! I'm thinking I should read Naomi's book on Snowdrops but will first follow up on Elaine's tip about the GI article. (I have the mag but haven't had time to indulge in a good read yet!)
You've cracked photographing your lovely snowdrops Anna, you must be wriggling your toes with joy at the moment, with them all coming out to play. Do you have a favourite, or does that change from day to day?
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