Snowdrops for Christmas Day

Having a wander round the garden on Christmas Eve, I found a few more snowdrops flowering. The first one I found was by the front door almost hidden under the winter jasmine, either the jasmine must get cut back  or I must move the snowdrops to somewhere where I can see them.

Galanthus Mrs. McNamarra. She hasn’t increased as well as the others, I think a move to better soil is in order.

In the woodland, G. Little John is increasing nicely and is a tall variety with nice inner markings.

G. Faringdon Double which you have seen a couple of times already, it has now been flowering for a month.

G. Lapwing almost open, but just not quite there for Christmas Day.

The same goes for G. Diggory

Just open for Christmas as usual, Narcissus Rijnvelds Early Sensation.

I will soon be on my way back from visiting my daughter and family where I had a lovely Christmas and I’m sure that all the flowers that were just thinking about flowering, will now be in full flower. I will do another post for the New Year to see what is flowering at the beginning of a brand new gardening year.

Wishing you all a wonderful gardening year with lots of flowers, fruit and veg, but no weeds for 2019.



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14 Responses to Snowdrops for Christmas Day

  1. Frank says:

    A late Merry Christmas to you as well and all the best for the new year.
    I’m glad to see your specials up and doing well, I feel like I’ve been watching them spread and multiply over the years and it always gives me hope for my own (still well under ground and cold!) plantings. Mrs. Macnamara is new here this spring and I hope she doesn’t come up too early, but she sure is a beauty.

    • Pauline says:

      Mrs. McNamara is supposed to be flowering here by Christmas Frank, and so far hasn’t let me down all the years I’ve had her, but she needs to increase more! A bit more TLC is needed.

  2. Peter says:

    Belated Merry Christmas. Your Christmas eve blooms are a delight. May your new gardening year be equally full of flowers, fruit, and veg and free of weeds.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Peter, as soon as I was back home from my daughter’s I came into the garden to see what had happened while I was away. A few more flowers have opened which I will be showing soon.

  3. snowbird says:

    Absolutely lovely! Good to hear you had a good Christmas. All the very best to

  4. Denise says:

    It’s lovely that your gardening year starts so early Pauline and I’m glad you had such a good Christmas. I’ve been wished many things for the New Year…. peace, health, wealth, happiness etc but this is the first time I receive ‘weed free’ New Year wishes. I wish you the same!

    • Pauline says:

      Lovely to hear from you Denise! Our gardening year never seems to stop, we might have a lull in December, but are still tidying, getting ready for snowdrops, so no peace for the wicked I’m afraid!

  5. Anna says:

    I really enjoyed seeing your Christmas snowdrops Pauline. They do seem very early in opening this winter. I hope that you can encourage Mrs Macnamara to earn her keep 🙂 She doesn’t increase much with me either. Wishing you happy gardening in 2019! xxx

    • Pauline says:

      It seems that a certain lady isn’t keen to increase Anna, but I think I’ll move her anyway when she has finished flowering this year, she is in so much shade under the winter jasmine. Happy Gardening to you too!x

  6. Ian Lumsden says:

    ‘Mrs. McNamara’ has signally failed to increase for me after six years in the same spot. I’ll do the same as you and move her. I will say however that she is in good health and simply ignores the good food and compost I feed her with. She’ll always be a slim lady.

    • Pauline says:

      Lucky lady to stay so slim after all the good food you give her Ian, I wish the same applied to me! I’m so used to all my other snowdrops increasing nicely, I expect them all to be the same, but of course they’re not. I think a move to the woodland will benefit her when she’s finished flowering.

  7. Cathy says:

    You must be enjoying your early snowdrops Pauline. It was interesting to read so many people saying that Mrs Mac does not increase much for them

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