I’ll put my neck on the line and predict a record price in the current eBay auction
for an astonishing snowdrop described thus: “The first fully pterugiform yellow snowdrop which took Joe Sharman 10 years to create
.” It is just over £100 as I type but there’s room to go and sadly the bulb will not be in my garden for quite some time. We can all dream and Joe is a fantastic gardener. I’ve bought bulbs from him many times in the past. Not this one however. I’ll just admire the images from the auction.
Addendum: 6.00pm Thursday (UK time) the price has risen to over £200. I have just discovered the bulb went for £1390 in February 2015 so I guess that record is not on. Still, the price will be high.
And Stop Press: £442. I wonder if the bulb’s fate is to be sliced into bits in May and dunked in vermiculite?