The temperature is 12 °C and heavy rain has given way to light rain although the skies have not lightened. We do get bright weather in the UK, or so I’ve been led to believe. Having gardened all morning, or at least revealed the block paving drive from under moss and algae, I stopped the pressure washer long enough to take a few photographs of some of the rapidly emerging yellow snowdrops. I did not take the time to note the exact names of the forms though I think I’m correct. The first thing to say is that they all look very alike, save for  ‘Ecusson d’or’. ‘Wandlebury Ring’ is not featured as it was not fully opened. It however is a little taller and stands out. ‘Blonde Inge’, such a pretty thing, is also not out yet. And my first yellow to flower, ‘Bill Curtis’, looked as if he’s had a bad night so  I couldn’t subject him to the ordeal. And before someone tells me they all look the same, I’ll say, yes they are very similar. Remember that when writing out the cheque, or flashing the card at the reader. There are however differences of height and manner of growing. I’ll get round to that another day. Finally, if the yellow has got to you, enjoy ‘Kew Green’, a favourite with clump forming traditional flowers and that deep green. the inner green in all of us.

‘Ecusson d’or’

‘Ecusson d’or’

‘Primrose Warburg’


‘Spindlestone Surprise’

‘Wendy’s Gold’

5 thoughts on “Yellow Snowdrops in the Rain

  1. I bought it four years ago from an enthusiast who reduced the price because it was only a small bulb. It has, unlike some other snowdrops, retained its price. It is slow to increase, quite small, but when displayed on a table in the rear garden it takes the eye. 'Flocon de neige' is another beauty in all white, but very small. The rain today spoiled the photograph I was intending to feature. In the next few days.


  2. Thank you so much for sharing your snowdrops via lovely and instructive images. I've fallen hard for the idea of accompanying the winter aconites here with yellow snowdrops, despite 1) their being next-to-unobtainium in the U.S., 2) my being unable to afford them even if any were available, and 3) never having grown any snowdrops at all up to now. Will rectify that last soon, with sturdy if ordinary Galanthus. Meanwhile, your photos are hugely helpful in training the eye to pick up different characteristics, and figuring out which are most appealing. Many thanks again for the labor of kneeling in the damp and cold to document them.


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