The snowdrops in my garden are now in full flower. I have all kinds of varieties: large-, small-, stuffed-, early- and late ones. Personally I like the large snowdrops best. They really stand out! But a garden full of snowdrops is what pleases me most. How to achieve that? Time to get started!
It's actually very simple:
Get your fork and dig up a large clump of snowdrops.
Separate the clump into smaller portions.
Find a spot where you do not dig too often. (For me this is the hardest part of the process, because I dig everywhere in the garden!)
Plant out the small bunches of snowdrops directly in the garden itself.
The snowdrops do not seem to bother that they are in flower whilst being transplanted. They just will continue to grow. And if growing conditions are favourable for snowdrops, you will soon have a garden full of them.
So many snowdrops in your garden makes it possible to pick some for a little vase. It is surprising how something so small will have an immediate, hugely positive, impact on your mood. However, snowdrops tend to wilt in a vase quickly, but I really cannot be bothered.
Because I have divided snowdrops for so many years, I now have a garden full of them!
In a smal vase,
it looks fantastic.
I have many different varieties.
This is Galanthus 'G 71'
A nice clump Galanthus nivalis.
Dig them out.
Plant them out.
And in few years time, you will have many for a vase!