The last snowdrops


The snowdrops have lasted well this year because of the cool weather but recent warm days are bringing their display to an end. So I hurried along to the Abbey at the other end of the village (Thorney Abbey) to catch them before they were over. Most of the soil is covered with them at this time of year and although they are just the single and double common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) they make up in quantity what they may lack in finesse.




Sunday Puzzler solution

A couple of tricky plants in this week’s puzzler and, perhaps, an unfamiliar property to find.

The plants were:



















Ribes (laurifolium)

Ribes (laurifolium)

That gives you H Z S E I G R

Rearrange those and you get Sizergh, in Cumbria

3 Comments on “The last snowdrops”

  1. joy
    February 27, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    the snowdrops look wonderful again . very soon to be followed by the primroses . loved your photos . I did cheat yesterday and got the answer from your clues but couldn’t bring myself to do it .

  2. thebikinggardener
    February 27, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    Aw – you should have done 🙂 Yes the primroses have just started down the abbey grounds

  3. painterwrite
    February 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    This reminds me that I really need to get some winter-blooming bulbs into my own garden this year. Love them!

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