First Snowdrop

First Snowdrop

This deserves a post all to itself …

In the the final days of February 2017 the first SNOWDROP appeared in the garden. This year, despite careful looking, we didn’t see any signs of snowdrop growth until Monday 5 March but as soon as the partial thaw had reduced the snow under the Katsura tree to expose earth there it was, ready to pop up.

This really is the first sign of spring for us, and coincides with the return of the first red-winged Blackbirds.

Sadly, by the end of the week it was once again sinking and being buried again in snow (see picture to the right), but it’s going to be there ready to open its flowers as soon as daylight gets down to it again.

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2018-03-09T13:11:35+00:00Monday, March 5, 2018|


  1. Bob March 7, 2018 at 08:04

    We have snowdrops in an area which has been gardened(?) for a number of years, covered with ash atc., and generally just kept tidy. They do not look anything like the snowdrops gracing your garden. Are there different variaties?

  2. richard March 7, 2018 at 08:20

    Many different varieties … but ours our just poking above the soil and not open yet … probably to be covered again by snow tomorrow

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