Snowdrops are bursting into bloom now, so weather allowing, it’s the perfect time to visit gardens that specialise in these little beauties.
How to grow:
These delicate looking little plants have a tough growing tip so they can push through cold, hard ground.
They’re a bit picky about where they like to grow and do best in well-drained rich soil in some shade, they won’t be happy in dry, sunny areas of your garden. They’re also perfect for plant pots and window boxes.
Start off with the least fussy Galanthus nivalis, Galanthus is the botanical name for snowdrop.
Once you have a nice big clump, it can be dug-up and divided, giving you two or three plants to re-plant.
You can do this every three years, it’s a fairly slow process, but you’ll eventually get that lovely drift of plants which looks so glorious.
Snowdrop gardens to visit:
A nice way to spend the afternoon and search out new varieties.