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Snowdrops in bud

jempynejempyne Posts: 2
I've received via mail order snowdrops that are in bud. I had expected plants ' in the green' after flowering. Will these still be ok? Presumably need to be planted ASAP.

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  • bédébédé Surrey Hills, acid greensand.Posts: 1,366
    edited 15 January
    If they're damp with soil and roots, they should be OK with a good water-in.

    But with mail order, expect the unexpected.  If they don't flower well this year, ask for your money back.  Were they from a well-known source?
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 3,041
    What a lovely surprise. You'll get the pleasure of them straightaway. They will be fine as long as you don't let them dry out so yes it would be a good idea to plant them asap remembering not to plant them in a dry position as they like moisture. 
  • jempynejempyne Posts: 2
    Yep they're from a big nursery and packed with soil and roots. I had intended to plant with volunteers next Saturday. Hoping if I keep them moist they'll be ok
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 3,041
    That's good, best of luck with them, years of pleasure to look forward to. 
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