Same here Rf, in fact I think I've buried the Snowdrops too deeply. Some of th Fritillia pots got knocked over in the strong winds at the weekend and when I checked to see if the bulbs were starting to grow I found that they'd drowned.
This is a problem that I have had a lot and now no longer do bulbs in tubs - having said that I have put some dwarf daffs in the tub on the front door step which doesn't get all the rain...see what happens there...
When we finally get the new GH up, I may do a couple of tubs for next year and put them in there - bulbs freeze whether inside or out but I can control the water better perhaps!!
This last summer was really terrible and the autumn and start of winter wasn't a lot better - if anyone suggests a hosepipe ban in the UK for next year then they need a lovely white suit to wear !!!
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Whohee Jas, as I got the RHS Gardener I thought of you and your snowdrops but for one to be in flower already... wow. And a daf out too. Your garden fairies must long for Spring more than I do ;D ;D ;D I have no flowers either but mine are above ground with promising little green grey tips. We are heading the right way again and before we know it will be complaining about overflowing seed trays
Weeds are nature's revolution against the government of the gardener.
We are certainly going the right way Dutchy. I start to feel like that on December 26th! ;D
Here is N. Rijnveldt's Early Sensation open...
This is what my new bulb book has to say about them... One of the most surprising sights of mid-winter is to discover a clump of this daffodil in full flower before most daffodils even think of appearing above ground....This is a mid-height golden daffodil with an old-fashioned type of flower - the petals are slightly paler than the ruffled trumpet. It is very vigorous, clumping up quickly and requiring regular division, and is totally hardy being able to withstand periods of hard frost, the buds may bend over but they will promptly stand up again as soon as it thaws. At first glance it is a rather poorly shaped flower...but its reliable early flowering means it deserves a place in the garden....It is a plant for the bottom of the garden where it will draw the eye with a promise that spring is on the way. Indeed it regularly fools journalists as this is always the daffodil featured in the regular 'spring is getting earlier' articles.