How to buy, plant and increase snowdrops (galanthus).

These iconic winter flowering plants are easy to grow and beautiful to look at.

Photograph copyright — Patsy Collins

Snowdrops are usually offered for sale in autumn as dry bulbs, or in spring ‘in the green’. In either case, plant them as soon as possible. Growing plants are at risk of drying out as roots will almost certainly be damaged in the lifting…

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Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins

Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.

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