I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Snowdrop Bulbs in the Green
Our Snowdrops in the Green are grown in the UK specifically for the purpose of being lifted and sold in the green. These are our single snowdrops - Galanthus nivalis but we sell double snowdrops as well. Snowdrops are one of the earliest plants to flower and do well in moist ground containing plenty of organic matter.
The great advantage of buying bulbs in the green (a bit of a misnomer by the time you get to April when the foliage is yellow and withered) is that they are freshly lifted and a number of bulb species, including snowdrops, establish better if they are lifted and replanted as quickly as possible while in growth.
The corresponding disadvantage is that they really do need to be planted within a few days of lifting otherwise they deteriorate rapidly. We, therefore, restrict our shipping dates to February and early March when the bulbs are at their best. Your bulbs are lifted immediately before despatch and are sent to you so they arrive with you on a Thursday or Friday in time for planting that week-end.
If this appeals to you then take a look at the rest of our range of bulbs in the green.