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Monday, 29 January 2018

In A Vase On Monday ~ Drop Dead Gorgeous


Regular visitors will know that I'm gripped by serious snowdrop fever at this time of year so I have picked a few of my specials to celebrate this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'. In my vase are 'Lady Beatrix Stanley', 'George Elwes', 'Diggory', 'John Gray' 'Cedric's Prolific' and an unknown 'drop that lost it label some time ago in the dim and distant past. Sharing the vase, which is an old  stoneware cream pot, is some ivy.

I will have a surplus of 'Lady Beatrix Stanley', one or two spares of 'George Elwes' and 'Diggory', which I would be more than happy to share later in the year with any U.K. reader. I would willingly send them further afield if I could but sadly postage charges or regulations regarding plant exports get in the way. Just let me know if you are interested either by emailing me directly (address in sidebar) or in the comments below. I will be splitting these bulbs later in the year, so could send you a dormant bulb which you can plant either in a pot or directly into the ground. They are all what you would call 'good doers' and easy to look after. 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' multiplies particularly vigorously and has been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

I wonder what other late winter delights will feature in other vases this week and am looking forward to having a peek later today. Thanks to our hostess Cathy over 'At Rambling In The Garden' who I know shares my snowdrop addiction or perhaps the word should be affliction.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful Anna; you are very generous offering to share your 'specials'; I'm sorry I can't participate. Plus I really don't want to get hooked on the special 'drops!

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    1. Thanks Christina - once started it's a downward slippery slope :)

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  2. Those early snowdrops are really pretty...I would love Lady Beatrix Stanley. As it multiplies well, it won't be long, before I too can share. I'm sure you'll be in touch Anna later in the year when the bulbs are ready to be posted.

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  3. I've just looked at Diggory, with its seersucker life petals in maturity, and should you also have one spare of that one, it would be well looked after here. Thanks Anna

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    1. Your requests has been noted Noelle and I will be in touch later in the year. 'Lady Beatrix' is most prolific. 'Diggory' is one of my favourites and looks even better in the flesh as it were :)

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  4. These are lovely Anna.

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    1. Thanks for your most kind words Susie :)

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  5. Oh doesn't your big bundle of snowdrops look gorgeous, Anna? :) What joy they bring, both dancing in the wind or popped in a pot - gorgeous! You are so generous with your preciouses, which will be readily snapped up, I am sure. Thanks for the recent email and attachement - I shall be emailing in return shortly.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. These 'drops were dancing in the pot as it was rather breezy at the time :) They do bring much joy indeed. Look forward to hearing from you xxx

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  6. So interesting to see the varying shapes of your different snowdrops and the dark green of the ivy sets off those pure whites very well. I would be interested if you have any spares later in the spring as we only have one small clump of snowdrops at the moment - not sure of the variety.

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    1. Oh thanks for visiting and commenting :) I will be in touch later in the year about the snowdrops - it will probably be July or August when I lift them up as dormant bulbs. If they are not out of the soil for long they do not get the chance to dry out and should transport well.

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  7. I also love snowdrops, and can't wait to see the first blooms hopefully in about a month....I do wish I lived closer so I could get a few of your spares to plant in my garden....they are exquisite!

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    1. I wish that you lived nearer too Donna - would love to be able to share with you.

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  8. Sweet treasures that stir the spring heart while winter is still upon us. Very interesting to see some of your specials all together!

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    1. Oh thank you for your lovely comment Peter. You sum up the effect that they have on my heart so well :)

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  9. I'm sensing a snowdrop theme with today's IAVOM posts! They're lovely flowers. I'm jealous.

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    1. Oh I can't imagine this time of year without them Kris but I'm sure that you must have little gems that we can't grow :)

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  10. So pretty, so clean and bright. Pure delight.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment Alison. They can occasionally get mud splattered and mollusc nibbled but when they are not they are as you say clean and bright :)

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  11. Dear Anna
    I would love to give a home to any of the snowdrops mentioned. They are one of my favourite flowers but I only have the galanthus nivalis and an unnamed but quite tall variety courtesy of my mum, so far (although they are stunning!) I am aiming to plant up a winter pot with a fern and snowdrops soon too.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Hi Ellie - thanks for your visit and comment. I will be delighted to share with you and will contact you later in the year when I split them :)

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  12. They certainly are gorgeous! I can understand why you are hooked on them! :)

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    1. Oh thank you Cathy - I'm glad that you can understand my fatal attraction :)

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  13. The snowdrops are beautiful and if you do have any spares I would be a very grateful recipient.

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    1. I will be delighted to send you some spares Sue and will be in touch later in the year :)

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  14. They are indeed ddg, Anna, and the one in the middle at the bottom has particularly caught my eye. It looks so delicate, the markings are ever so light - what's it called? Have a good week :)

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    1. I think that you are probably looking at 'Lady Beatrice Stanley' Annette who is a most dainty character. Hope that your week goes well too :)

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  15. Well of course your vase would have snowdrops, I wouldn't expect anything else. But how can you bear to pick your specials, specially Diggory? They are all lovely.

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Namasté

- Anna.