There was no way that I could have predicted yesterday that today Monday there would be any flowers left standing. Strangely today in waves we are having some still moments with sunshine, then it starts up all over again. I rushed out in one of the quiet spell and looked around for something.
All our vases are linked into Cath's Blog 'Rambling in the Garden' where this week a fabulous piece of early flowering shrub has pride of place. Do go and have a peep!
The snowdrops are all from a clump which just 'turned up' in the front garden. Whether it was one I brought with me having a ride on another plant, or one that I planted the first year I was here. It has settled in and is thriving, with seed sown from ripened fruit last year coming up like little clumps of chives.. The stems are quite long and have been cut down for this little arrangement. On closer inspection there are marked ridges on the outside of the inner segment. I've tried identification with the help of Naomi Slade's Plant Lover's Guide...but realise I need to have a good look at the leaves and the way the plant is growing. It has much more 'presence' than the standard Galanthus nivalis They were in flower even before Magnet which were a pressie from Cathy in 2018.
|Please name me snowdrop|
The leaves collected last week are still thriving, but thought I would pick some fresh as well as some of the newly emerging flowers of Corydalis cheilanthifolia.