Galanthus nivalis Alburgh Claw
Discovered in 1993 by Robert Marshall in Alburgh in Suffolk, this is a distinctive spiky snowdrop, quite a bit larger than other spikies.
Large sideways or upwards facing flowers made up of a number of green tinged thin ‘spiky’ segments.
This snowdrop needs TLC and can be slow to bulk up, but seems to thrive in our potting mix (details included in planting guide) and it is well worth the effort!
What will you receive?
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”
The snowdrop is currently growing in its own pot and may indeed be several bulbs and bulblets, we do not separate these off – they will be included with the main bulb.
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.