Tag Archives: galanthus

Shy bairns get nowt

A snowdrop being offered in the Plant Exchange. Sure to be oversubscribed. But you never know, everyone might think that. So went my thought process this time last year when I was delving into the list of offers.  In the past … Continue reading

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Eastern Wisdom

I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand. Chinese proverb Even with the cool weather we are having this year, a visit to a NC of snowdrops in June would seem a little … Continue reading

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Croconuts

If people who love snowdrops are called Galanthophiles, then fans of Crocus are called Croconuts, or so said Roger Holland during the talk he gave to the Surrey group of Plant Heritage.  Roger is the guardian of the National Collection of … Continue reading

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Galanthophile……

…a term probably first used by EA Bowles to describe a snowdrop enthusiast.  So it was fitting that a sale of snowdrop plants was held last Saturday at Myddelton House Garden, home of Edward Augustus Bowles. Gardener, writer, botanical artist and … Continue reading

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Follow the crowd

Like getting out of the Underground at Sloane Square during Chelsea week, we didn’t need directions to Brandy Mount in Alresford.  We just followed the line of determined and well wrapped up enthusiasts making their way to see Michael Baron’s … Continue reading

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Snowdrops in the snow

A very pleasant visit to Margaret MacLennan in Essex, to see her Galanthus Collection. The weather was not the most hospitable, but luckily Margaret and her husband were, so it was immense fun. Margaret in her greenhouse, showing us her ‘workstation’ … Continue reading

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