This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Monday, 4 February 2013

1st Crocus and Snowdrops

Last weekend the snow all melted and underneath the Snowdrops and other bulbs were coming up. Lovely! 

Out of all the Spring bulbs, snowdrops are my favourite. They put on a good show every year and don't need much maintenance. The bulbs multiply year by year, and over time make little bouquets of flowers.

Walking around the garden over the weekend I can see the Snowdrops are really coming into their own, and the crocus are beginning to show signs of flowering too. A great time of year for Winter walks in our local forests and parks! 
Above: Planted over 10 years ago, I don't think these snowdrops have ever been divided. They make a good show every year. (Some daffodil starting to come up in the photo too.)
Below: a drift of newly planted snow drops (planted from tiny baby bulbs) - in their 2nd or 3rd year. Some day they will form nice large clumps.
And the first sign of a crocus flower!

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  1. None of my bulbs are flowering yet, but it won't be long until the ones I planted in containers in autumn start blooming.

  2. Our snowdrops are still in bud but we do have one crocus and several iris Katherine Hodgkin

  3. One of the garden elements that would never work in my little plot is the wild or natural garden - in which the Snowdrops are perfect! So suited to your garden though. Love them!

  4. Lovely everywhere the snowdrops start flowering. You have even already a Crocus, they are not yet so far here, may be the reason is that I planted them only in November, so that it will take some more time.
    Love the snowdrops!

  5. Your snowdrops are so pretty! Spring is just around the corner!

  6. The snowdrops are so cheery and bright! I am finding that my crocuses seem to increase each year as well.

  7. The first blooms of the year are so exciting. I have a few snowdrops that are just starting to grow. Can't wait for them to bloom! Jeannine