After a wet and miserable December, the gallant snowdrop has appeared to raise our spirits for 2018. It is not called ‘galanthus‘ for nothing! There are 100’s of varieties, with just a green spot making the difference between them. But the common snowdrop – Galanthus Nivalis – is as good as any and a couple of bulbs planted in autumn will increase year on year (if the mice of squirrels don’t eat them!)
But my favourite is not a snowdrop at all. Is is commonly called snowflake and is a lot taller than the biggest snowdrop.