Galanthus ‘David Baker’ is reliably marked this year, the touches of green adorning all the snowdrops that have increased noticeably in the borders. I wish I’d planted them together as they look good in a drift. Sometimes less is more and this Atkinsii lookalike has a classy feel, its restrained green stripes adding to its appeal. In truth, its slightly reflexed outer petals make it stand out from Atkinsii as the flowers develop, its green splash not withstanding. Discovered in 1987 in the Bakers’ Farnham garden and named in 1997 after the grower, this has grown to be a favourite of mine.

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