Well I think I prefer those ones to those new triple fried chips 🤢🤭 - going forward i will call these by a new botanical name of the Seersucker Snowdrop. the RHS are gonna be so impressed with my answers.... 🤓 @rachelbrooks
21/02/19 - Snowdrop Update - this is a lovely snowdrop, although it’s not as vigorous as some of the others I have. Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ has these air puffed jackets as tepals that surround the inner petals, making it look crinkly and air injected 😄 - the inner petals are almost a solid green. Quite a noticeable snowdrop once you’ve seen it 👍🏼 #galanthus #galanthusplicatusdiggory #galanthus-plicatus #snowdrop #snowdropbed
Beautiful I luv snowdrops, It wd be great if u cd buy them in the green in garden centres, I find if you buy bulbs they don't seem to come up very well iv just got the odd one or 2 now it's soo frustrating as I luv them x😊
Yes, it’s so disappointing when they don’t come up esp after the care we’ve given them. There’s a few garden centres now selling them in the green although still quite rare. Got to get them quick before they sell out, maybe worth having a look Helen? (or do you prefer Nell?) @Williamson
Hi @hyperborean - yes, definitely available to buy. I bought mine last year at the RHS Early Spring show in Feb 2017 - (I can’t remember now from which nursery - but it’s one of the ones below, possibly Harvey’s or Avon), but I’ve also bought Snowdrops online from a few places - Ashwood Nurseries, Avon Bulbs, Harvey’s Garden and Cornovium Snowdrops. If you google search for ‘Galanthus Diggory’, all of the above U.K. Nurseries seem to appear on either the 1st or 2nd page. Hope that helps 😀👍🏼
Thank you, Richard. I’m just beginning to realise what an extraordinary variety exists of these modest little gems. I’ll certainly follow up your suggestions of sources. But how to choose from so many lovely ones? I think I’ll have to create a Top Ten to try out over the next few years, with ‘Diggory’ well up there! I’ll maybe try the native one first this year to see where it likes living then use that knowledge to add some others later. Would that be a good plan? Thank you again for the info.
I’ve just found out they’re not native! (See how much my plant knowledge has grown in my first hour here?) Who knew? Well, not me, clearly. I need to read up on this. What a treat! I need to think again about how to choose my ‘native’ first try & discover which (if any) will thrive under conifers or if I’ll have to limit my experiment to discovering what will live in a shady but plant-sheltered corner near a rowan & an unfashionable but wonderfully Zen-style, wind-pruned & dwarfed old laburnum.
Hi Aileen @hyperborean apologies I meant to reply last night and I forgot 🙈 - but yes your plan sounds good. I would try to select some first that have a reputation for forming good sized clumps quite reliably and quickly so give you a taste of growing them - position wise, they are naturally good under deciduous trees so they like dryish summers and more damp winters (bit not boggy) - you can commonly by the standard species type is an easy one to start with - Galanthus nivalis - ⬇️
@hyperborean - but don’t buy as straight bulbs in autumn as the success rate is greatly reduced. Lifted bulbs tend to loose quite a bit of moisture and they don’t always produce anything the following spring. Better to by clumps just after it’s flowered ‘in the green’ - bulb intact with the foliage and flowering has already finished. Many garden centres now sell these ‘in the green’ in early spring 👍🏼 - most of the other cultivars you would need to by online or at spring plant fairs. 😊