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Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 221
Hi all - I want to plant some Galanthus and Eranthis in the green and see that Ashridge Trees are still selling them online - is middle of March too late to do this?  I wanted to do it earlier but the weather was foul and I kinda ran out of enthusiasm.  Anyway, I'd love to know if anyone else is still planting in the green...Thanks :)


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,177
    I'm only just starting to lift and divide my snowdrops "in the green" as most are still flowering, so l wouldn't have thought it was too late  :)
  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 221
    That's good to know, thanks AnniD :)
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Same here. I was given a bundle yesterday and because the weather is foul I won't plant them until tomorrow at the earliest. Ok for snowdrops but not for me. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 221
    What do any of you plant on top of snowdrops for colour the rest of the year?

  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 221
    I've just noticed that Ashridge Trees are charging a tenner to send out 3 packs of 25 snowdrops in the green.   Maybe I'll just wait for mine to clump up so I can divide them...
  • FireFire Posts: 18,138
    It's the perfect time to buy snowdrops 'in the green' as the flwers have gone over.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,120
    Mine are in amongst herbaceous perennials. So are my crocuses, daffodils, alliums and species tulips. The growing perennials help to hide the dying bulb foliage.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,666
    Do look at Eurobulb...quality and reasonable.

    I am just a satisfied customer.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,177
    Tanty2 said:
    What do any of you plant on top of snowdrops for colour the rest of the year?

    The majority of my planting l would describe as hardy perennials, such as Hardy geraniums, heleniums, that sort of thing. As the snowdrops etc die back, the perennials take over. That way the dying foliage disappears under the new growth, but is still there feeding the bulb as it were. 
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