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I had a small clump of Snowdrops, but over the last two years I have been lifting them in the green and it haas proved very successful. I now have three nice clumps and will be dividing them again this year .

Barrie Trigg


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,571

    I split mine after the leaves have died down. The important bit is to replant at once. The bulbs do not like being dried out.

  • I bought snowdrops in the green online last year , which arrived still green. I planted them in a pot temporarily and then in to the garden. Today I have a few shoots only while my neighbours have lovely blooming clumps. I hope this is just a settling in problem..
  • Am I right in thinking that you are not allowed to dig up snowdrops from "woodlands and hedgerows"?
  • Yes, it's illegal to dig up wild flowers. 

    This may be helpful as it explains the legal bits

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi all

    My Snowdrops are extremely small this year any ideas what is wrong, I haven't moved them or anything
  • I divided quite a few clumps last year and they've come up beautifully - some in places I'd forgotten I'd put them which was a very pleasant surprise. I also got carried away and ordered 100 more which planted last Tuesday so I really hope they come up next year.

  • I lifted all my snowdrops, about two years ago. Then every year since, I've forgotten to replant them. Is it too late to replant them now? Sam Percy

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