This week I was lucky enough to find myself in the Chelsea Physic Garden right in the middle of its Heralding Spring snowdrop festival on a rare sunny day.
There was such a wealth of wonderful Galanthus and other early spring bulbs that I could not resist bringing this week’s six from this green oasis in the heart of the city.
I am joining in with The Propagator who invites us to show six things from our garden each weekend. Until the end of March I am studying garden design at the Chelsea Physic Garden so it is a teeny bit mine.
1. Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’
I just love the delicate ruching on this snowdrop as if an insect sized tailor has made tiny stitches in it. It would make the perfect puffball skirt for a butterfly ball.
2. Galanthus ‘Hippolyta’
Wonderful name, wonderful snowdrop, with strong green markings on a propeller of pure white petals.
3. Galanthus plicatus ‘Wendy’s Gold’
Some snowdrops like this ‘Wendy’s Gold’ have these distinctive yellow receptacles, making for an unusual contrast.
4. Narcissus ‘Mary Poppins’
There was also a selection of potted early spring bulbs on show and this dainty and unusual Narcissus definitely had me humming ‘A spoonful of sugar’.
5. Snowdrop kokedama
This is such a clever way of displaying snowdrops using the Japanese art of flower arranging with moss balls then hanging them from a tree.
6. Galanthus plicatus ‘Golden Fleece’
As the name suggests this snowdrop, which was kept in a glass cabinet, was one of the most expensive for sale with a price tag of £200!
Here are a few more pics from Heralding Spring. It’s on until tomorrow so if you are near London there’s still time to visit.