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If you’re already sick of snowdrops, read no further. But if you’re even just a little bit interested and enjoyed hearing about the ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ then read on.
I realized I didn’t know where such a strange name originated or, in fact, very much about sarcococcas at all.
2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ is here to join the celebration.
We heard recently of the death of a past member of Kent Group, Pam Hadrill.
We have recently heard the sad news that David Way died on 9 October. He was one of our founder members and . . .
Here is a gallery of all the plants in the Top 30 in one place.
.And so we come to Number 1. The plant that has been chosen by more members than any other to be in their Top 5 ‘Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’ is . . .
As I walk towards the Winter Garden I detect a slight scent on the air, which makes me catch my breath.
After flowering the panicles fade slightly in colour but remain looking great right into the winter when the stems can be cut down.
The bowl-shaped flowers are blue to violet-blue, depending on age and exposure to sunlight, with a white centre.
It is for these coloured flowers that we grow the plant so might this give us a reason to like the new name?
One of the best; a classic all-rounder; the finest snowdrop; unquestionable constitution; admired by everyone, are some of the qualities of this snowdrop.
The airy nature of the flower heads give a lovely contrast to plants with stronger shape and colour.
I imagine they have the same effect in the garden, catching the winter sunshine
Onions, leeks and garlic are thought to be one of man’s oldest foods.