I have a weakness for late season clearance sales on bulbs, so it’s no surprise that I again ordered (among other things) a few more snowdrops for forcing indoors. The snowdrops I chose are galanthus elwesii and for me they seem to be the best snowdrop sort to buy as a dry bulb (as opposed to other sorts which tend to arrive dried out too much and can be difficult to revive). They were potted up in early December, kept in a cool (40s-50s) location for a few weeks, and are now sprouting and blooming…. in spite of the January mouse attacks which reduced their numbers by half.
I think the blooming of the first forced snowdrop is as good an opportunity as any to introduce you to the snowdrop page which I put together this winter. It’s mostly just a listing of cool snowdrop sites and links which I’ve stumbled across on the web while dreaming away winter and praying for spring, but I’m hoping it will be of interest to others. That’s the positive side to it. The negative is that it might be a sign my snowdrop-curiosity is drifting into obsession. Please don’t judge me 🙂
To get to the snowdrop page, click the tab on top, or find it under the menu… or just click <here> . Hope you enjoy it!