Several of my favourite 'sweets' seem to come from Turkey or are Turkish in origin. At Christmas I treated myself to small box of pomegranate and pistachio Turkish delight, which is my favourite of all and which I felt really lucky to find in Waitrose this Christmas. It came in a sweet small square wooded box, which was waiting in the to be got rid of pile, when I thought it would make a nice 'standard' for my little flower arrangement.
Figs are another of my 'Turkish Delights', I found two small packets at my favourite greengrocers this Saturday, and felt that they would also be included in the 'tableau'.
Saturday was a real treat day for me, as I went up to collect some new snowdrops from Jackie at Triffids nurseries. Although I am yet to become captivated by snowdrops with 'yellow', Jackie suggest I try the one whose foliage I had admired early on whilst I looked over what she was growing. It has twisted splayed blue green leaves. She pointed out that its flower had an olive coloured ovary, and as the whole plant looked different it is much easier to tell apart. It is Galanthus gracilis Vic Horton.
Using every resource available I spent a pleasant time on Sunday reading more about the snowdrops I had bought, and discovered that Galanthus gracilis comes from Turkey and some surrounding areas, and likes a well drained soil, a sunny spot and dryish summer conditions. It has been planted amongst my oreganos which at the moment are cut right down.
I can rightfully say that Galanthus gracilis is joining my other 'Turkish Delights' . The flowers were carefully snipped off first. They would probably have got crushed by my gloved hands during the planting.
Mr S is trying to work out what is up with the better camera, so in the meantime please forgive this poor picture.