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We offer a fine selection of snowdrops in pots sold in ‘the green’ in January and February. As well as the much-loved common snowdrop Galanthus nivalis, we also supply some of the superior and very distinctive named forms that are much sought after by enthusiasts or 'galanthophiles'. We are slowly building up stock of some very choice and desirable varieties and, as a result, many of these are now being raised here at the nursery. Our list is constantly being updated so watch this space!
Snowdrops are an essential part of the winter garden, one of the earliest flowers to bloom in late winter and giving cheer on even the darkest days. No garden should be without them: they are perfect companions for hellebores, cyclamen, winter flowering shrubs or heathers. They can be planted in drifts in the shade of deciduous trees or naturalised in grass. Many galanthophiles grow them in pots and display them in a cold greenhouse in winter where their beauty can be seen at close quarters.
If you are able to visit us in January and February we feel sure that you will be impressed with the inspirational displays in our sales greenhouses, where you can select your snowdrops for purchase. Here you will also find some real treasures for the winter and early spring garden, many of them delightfully scented. Camellias, witch hazels, skimmia, mahonias, cornus and sarcococca are all well represented as well as our wonderful hellebores, cyclamen and spring bulbs.
You can also wander through our beautiful Nursery borders where you will discover drifts of snowdrops growing with hellebores and cyclamen against a fine backdrop of shrubs, trees and conifers. Alternatively if you can visit on John’s Garden open day in winter you will see how the nursery owner John Massey has used many varieties of snowdrops in his own private garden to stunning effect.
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