Wonderful to see Grumpy Jasmine, ;D he has to be my favourite.I thought he was a gonner too. That's the thing about this time of year, things just appear from nowhere. I do wish I could see my Astrantia but there's no sign yet. I remember it being late before 'tho so I won't be worrying. Jasmine I must read the link when I get a chance. I think we've all become more interested in Snowdrops lately.
Lovely Snowdrops Jas, cannot see mine yet still not sure if its Bluebells pushing their way through the soil, the only thing in flower for me are the Winter trailing Viola which are not trailing anywhere yet just short little stubby plants maybe if it warms up they may start. My Primulas and Primroses are keeping their heads down along with all the bulbs, none have any signs of flowers yet cant blame them it is still very cold and windy around here. There are lots of new leaves on the mini Roses in the Rock garden and in the front garden there are signs of the Delphinium coming back to life but I wont cut the old stuff off just yet, the chucks have been in the bed and scratted all the soil from around its roots think I may have to put a 6' fence around that little bed ;D I'm really getting itchy feet when the sun shines but I know its still too cold to start sowing things even with a propagator as the GH is un-heated and you never no we may get some more frost yet.
Jas - you still haven't told me the name of the snowdrop with the yellow on it. I'd love to know. Is it a particularly rare one? (i.e. expensive!)
The snowdrop with the yellow flecks inside is G. Mrs Thompson. It is very pretty, has more petals than usual and the flowerhead is quite large. It isn't rare - Avon sell them and they pop up quite a bit on Ebay and don't go for silly money.
Just checked on the Avon website and they were selling for £7 a bulb - they've sold out for this season.
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