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rachelbrooks

The garden is a love song...a duet between a human being and Mother Nature 🎶👩🏻‍🌾🥀

Galanthus nivalis

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rachelbrooks

Well...out of the 100 or so that I’ve planted over the last 3 years, I’ve got about 8 come up in one spot this year 🙌🏼🙄 I reckon that must almost qualify as a clump doesn’t it? 🤔😆 have a great day flowers 🌸 #snowdrop #wherehavealltheothersgone #snowdrops

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bigemrg

Tell me about it Rachel! I've got two from fifty! I'm at dad's at the moment and he's got hundreds! Not fair! Lol! The ones you've got are very pretty though! 😀

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tash74

@rachelbrooks @bigemrg My solitary clump were ones I transplanted from mum's garden, originally from the garden I used to work at! Never had any success with planting them as bulbs.

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rachelbrooks

I reckon either the squirrel or the blackbirds must dig them up Ian, or maybe even I do when I’m weeding/planting 🙈 or maybe they just take forevvvvver! 🙄 Tash, I’ve planted bulbs, flowering plants and plants in the green...no idea which fare better in my garden...pot luck I think! 😂 @bigemrg @tash74

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pauline33

Definitely a clump 👏👏💚💚💚

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rachelbrooks

I thought so! 😉👍🏼 @pauline33

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auricula

Exceptionally Clumpish😊

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rachelbrooks

Cor! As good as that Elise! 😉👍🏼 @auricula thank you

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ublaszko

I planted snowdrop bulbs 4 years ago and have had only one snowdrop flower so far. They just take forever to get going so definitely worth planting them in the green. @rachelbrooks @bigemrg

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bigemrg

@tash74 @ublaszko - My fifty were all planted in the green, and some were in flower when I planted them! That was three years ago! I think it must be too wet where I have them, even though they're in a sheltered spot!

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ublaszko

Supposedly, they like to have moisture unlike all the other spring bulbs (although not as much as fritillarias). The one bulb that flowered for me last year seems to be happy and I water it the same way as my camellias and rhododendrons. Consistently moist but not soggy. @bigemrg

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bigemrg

@ublaszko - Hmm, that's interesting Urszula! I'm sure I read somewhere that they preferred free draining soil and that it was a good idea to mix grit into the soil where you wanted to plant them! Of course, I read this after I'd planted mine! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Not sure I’ve ever looked at a Snowdrop upside down before 🤔 it’s like another little world 💚💛💚 Have a peaceful Sunday flowers 🌸 #snowdrop #lookatthingsfromadifferentangle

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juliesgarden

Morning Chuck..oh me neither , but it’s very lovely, have a fab day Hun 😘😘

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jeatacake

Nice one that Rach 👍Hope all the blood didn't rush to your head though! 😉 💚

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telswirld

❄️ 👏🏻I took similar photo the other day but my hand looked so red that it detracted from the snowdrop 😳🙄

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scaryskates

Looks smashing in there 🙂 ps ya nails don't match, what's going on 😆

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rachelbrooks

Morning me duck, wonder why we haven’t? Seems quite an obvious thing to do! 😆 you too lovely 😘 @juliesgarden

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valjones-hughes

Isn’t green and white gorgeous

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rachelbrooks

No, I’m quite used to it now Jeff...having taken so many pics of Hellebores! 🙃 @jeatacake

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rachelbrooks

🙈 ahh...well that’s where sparkly nail polish comes in handy! (No pun intended! 😂) @telswirld

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rachelbrooks

Well I’m never gonna wear white, green or yellow nail polish am I?! 🤮😆 don’t worry...normal service will soon be resumed! 😉 @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Really lovely Val! 💚 simple and fresh @valjones-hughes

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awomanonabike

You too Rachel. What a sweetie. I wonder who the runway lines are guiding in 🤔

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rachelbrooks

Literally dropped in the snow! #snowdrop #signsofspring

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susanhumphrey333

At least you can see yours Rachel. The snow is so deep here mine didn’t stand a chance 😳

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badrideen

Nice shot, stunning

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rachelbrooks

Just this little, lonely one Susum 😔 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 @badrideen

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rachelbrooks

Well, considering I planted hundreds of #snowdrops last year (could be a slight exaggeration...😜) I haven’t got many come up yet. But some’s better than none! 😊

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charlottejhurst

I need to go and visit some asap 😊😊 Hey ladyx

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning, mine never do much and haven't multiplied at all 🤔 Must get more bulbs

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rachelbrooks

Hey lovely ☺️ you ok? Maybe a trip to the Arboretum is in order? Bet there’s lots out there 💚 @charlottejhurst

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charlottejhurst

Its my plan for tomorrow 😊😊 its been ages.... I keep sreing pics of the upcoming orchid festival... Gutted xx

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rachelbrooks

I planted some that were bulbs and some ‘in the green’ Jase...the in the green ones seem to be the ones that have returned. I think maybe the bulbs take a couple of years to get going 🤔 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Ooh that’ll be lovely! Lots of pics please 😬👍🏼 and I know! Such a shame you can’t make it 😔 we’ll have lots more to look forward to though my lovely 😘 @charlottejhurst

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Jasonsparkes1

Will try and pick some up 'in the green' and add them in 💚

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rachelbrooks

👍🏼👍🏼 @Jasonsparkes1

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nessas

Still only green leaves 🙄🙄😬

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rachelbrooks

But there’s life Ness!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 @nessas

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nessas

Well I s’pose you could say that not enough life for my liking though 😬😬🙄

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rachelbrooks

Ooh ooh ooh!! Just found my first snowdrop! Totes exciting! #snowdrop #signsofspring

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pelly

Yay, how wonderful, I’ve got one that’s nearly there, but there’s only about three showing, I’m sure I’ve got more than that!! 🤔🤔

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bigemrg

Always exciting to find the first one! Hope there are many more to come! 😀

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rachelbrooks

I think I actually squealed Jane! 🙈😂. Well I hope more of yours appear! And mine! I planted loads last year 🤞🏼 @pelly

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nessas

Well there’s hope for mine then Rach 🤔 fingers crossed 🤞😬

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pelly

So do I for both of us, although I didn't plant many, and it's something I've overlooked for this year unfortunately. 😱😍

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carolgs

Must look for mine

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rachelbrooks

Me too Ian! No sign yet...but I live in hope! 👍🏼 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

There sure is Nessa 👍🏼🌱☺️ @nessas

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richard.spicer.7906

Woohoo 🎉 😄

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rachelbrooks

Had to be almost on hands and knees to see this one Carol! @carolgs

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rachelbrooks

Got a way to go to catch up with you Rich! But a small victory! 👍🏼☺️ @richard.spicer.7906

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rachelbrooks

The only one of the snowdrop #bulbs I planted in the border to have grown! Yay! I have one!! 🙈😂

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pelly

👍👌👍👌

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marypoppins3000

I notice that I have just one too - I didn't plant it and have never seen it before...😂

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sunnyray

Common snow drop is Nivalis, it will spread beautifully so you'll soon have a lovely clump 😊

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titchyfra

Yay! I felt my bulbs have taken a while- this is 3rd year and feel it was an actual display 😂

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mich

All mines didn't come up either Rachel I've only got about 5 in each group so far and planted about 10 so your not alone! 😂

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icedance

Oh bless ,, will soon have some friends I'm sure Rachel 🙂

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Abdurrahim

After learning something you hear it everywhere , first I saw it in the book " the secret garden" weeks ago , and after that I see it everywhere

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awomanonabike

And it is lovely in the way that only a single snowdrop can be. I think that brown one you managed to catch earlier may have something to do with it. But no matter, you will soon have lots anyway 👍🏻👏🏻🌱😊

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pauline33

He's the scout and they are all lined up ready to sprout when he gives the all clear 🤗🤗🤗

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susanhumphrey333

👏👏👏 Not much better at my end Rachel 🙄

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rachelbrooks

Oh isn't nature funny Mandy! Happy days! 👍🏼@marypoppins3000

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rachelbrooks

And when we got home I found that my own little one had flowered 💚 #snowdrop Just the one...not sure where the other 95 are! 😂

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brightcolours

#firstsnowdrop #snowdrop

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bigemrg

That's a little beauty Rachel!

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debs69

Perfect 👍

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clipperty

One's worth it tho! Xx

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fuschia

A little stunner 😊

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brighton

Mine are the same, only one flower, the rest are just leaves 😞

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janric

Ah she's beautiful 😍 Morning Rachel 🤗

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Chester14

Good morning,this snowdrop is the leader of the pack@rachelbrooks

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susieg

The curious case of the lone snowdrop. 🤔 Similar story here.

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richard.spicer.7906

Ah, wonderful! 😍 Here's hoping the other 95 show too 😊

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rachelbrooks

I hope so Deborah! 🤞🏼@latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

Much jubilation! Another Snowdrop has appeared! 👏🏼👏🏼 only thing is...I swear I only put Tulips 🌷🌷 in this planter..!🤔😬

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cazz47

Haha SURPRISE!!!!! 😂😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Yes it is! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 @cazz47

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jadojado29

Must be in disguise Rachel @rachelbrooks 😘

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juliesgarden

Aww its so cute 😍

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bigemrg

Yay! I'm getting well jealous of everyone with their snowdrops already getting ready to flower! Mine only just appeared earlier this week! 😀

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beckers1974

😂😂😂

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angiecrazycatlady

I went in the garden today to see if my snowdrops had flowered and popped into the greenhouse first......completely forgot to check on the snowdrops 😬

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rachelbrooks

🕵🏻😂 yes, a miniature tulip that looks like a snowdrop Suz! 🙈😂 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Err me too Ian! This is the second to show out of the 100 that I planted! And not even where I planted them!! 🙈😂 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

🙈😂😂 I do things like that all the time Angie! 😏 @angiecrazycatlady

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pelly

So did mine Ian @bigemrg , from the GC. 😂😂😂😂

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