Galanthus nivalis – The Common Snowdrop
Seen throughout the UK in naturalised colonies, what could be better than having some in your own garden?
Small and delicate looking but tough as old boots, these plants are fully hardy in the UK.
These are NOT imported bulbs, they are grown here in our garden in Aberdeenshire.
What will you receive?
We aim to get 25 bulbs to the bunch, but there will usually be a couple more.
The bulbs will be freshly lifted so will not be dried out like the ones you see in packets in the garden centres.
Depending on the time of year, you will receive either a: dormant bulbs, b: newly sprouting bulbs, c: snowdrops in flower, d: snowdrops “in the green”
All bulbs will have most of the compost removed prior to posting – this minimises damage in posting and reduces weight so we can keep postage costs low.
Flowering bulbs and bulbs “in the green” will be wrapped in damp kitchen roll and plastic film, then boxed – Dormant bulbs are packed in damp kitchen roll and bagged.
Please pot up or plant out as soon as you receive it.
Dig a hole to the depth that the bulb was previous planted (where the leaves change from white to green) or slightly deeper, pop in the bulb, and firm the soil back around the bulb to ensure no air-pockets.
If your soil is prone to water logging incorporate plenty of grit or sand to the area around the bulbs as well as the planting hole.
If your soil is sandy and exceptionally free draining then mix leaf-mould or compost into the area around the bulbs as well as the planting hole.
If your borders are visited regularly by voles or moles, then we recommend planting in pond baskets so that the bulbs are neither lifted onto the surface of the soil, or buried too deep by their soil excavating habits.