All of a sudden there are white patches everywhere in the woodland, Galanthus nivalis and Galanthus nivalis flora pleno have popped up to join in with the “specials”. This is earlier than last year when it was mid February before they put in an appearance
They started flowering as soon as they came through the soil and have taken a couple of weeks to reach their final size. This is a clump of the double ,Galanthus nivalis flore pleno.
Here Mrs. McNamara is still flowering with clumps of G. nivalis and G.nivalis flora pleno, they look tiny in comparison.
The snowdrops are all increasing nicely and don’t seem to mind being divided as soon as flowering is over, once they have formed a sizeable clump. These smaller clumps don’t take long to bulk up and soon need splitting themselves, making it very easy to have drifts of these beautiful wild flowers in a matter of a few years.
Lots more “specials” have now opened up, I keep rushing out if the sun shines in between all the showers, as it is then that the petals open up and show the beautiful markings inside. Soon they will have a special post of their own.