Spotlight on 3 Snowdrops – S. Arnott, James Backhouse and Magnet

The three snowdrops that I am turning the spotlight on in this blog are the three cultivars which started the collection here at Bruckhills Croft. Background Shortly after moving to the croft in 1991, we had discovered that as well as the Common Snowdrop – Galanthus nivalis we also had some Double Common Snowdrops – […]

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Snowdrop Poetry

In addition to collecting snowdrops I also appear to be collecting various snowdrop themed items. In this blog I introduce you to some poems I have overlaid onto photographs of snowdrops from the garden…      February by Hartley Coleridge   Snowdrop time by Mary Webb   The Snowdrop by Nessie Gell   The Snowdrop […]

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Scented Snowdrops

Flowers of many plant species produce a scent, and snowdrops are no exception. Just like there is a huge range of flower shape and colour, there is an equally large range of scents, or perfumes; and no two are exactly the same. Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’ – most famous for its ‘honeyed’ scent What is the […]

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Virescent Snowdrops

  Virescent Snowdrops We snowdrop lovers do like to drop in the odd Latin word specific to snowdrops when talking about our blooms. Virescent is one such word, but is actually a common term in horticulture and is simply an adjective meaning greenish. It comes from the early Latin word viridis meaning simply green, and […]

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Mellow Yellow – meet some of the yellow snowdrops in our garden

We love yellow snowdrops so much that we have dedicated a whole border to them. The border in question is our Blue and Yellow Border which in Spring and Summer is filled with plants that only have blue or yellow flowers and include such popular plants as Phlomis russeliana, Geranium ‘Buxton Blue’, Buddleia weyeriana ‘Sungold’ […]

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Autumn Flowering Snowdrops

You think of Autumn and the garden and you think of falling leaves, harvesting apples and maybe migrating birds visiting to strip the Rowan and holly trees of their berries, but like many galanthophiles my mind turns to Autumn flowering snowdrops. The first snowdrop to flower here at Bruckhills Croft (mid September) is Galanthus reginae-olgae […]

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