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I have tried for years to grow snowdrops from bulbs but all failed. Last month I purchased some snowdrops in pots that were well past their best but in-the-green. I have now replanted them all in a big pot where they will be left undisturbed. I will be thrilled if they flower next year.


  • Definetly in the green. We planted 100 hundred bulbs 2 years ago and not one came up, i was given some in the green last year and they flowered profously this year.
  • I have had a ballerina plum tree along side 2 apple,plum & charry ballerina tress - all but the plum flower & fruit. It bears green leaves - any ideas as to why no fruitit is a Victoria so should be a proliferate cropper
  • I have 4 fushsia bushes all established from one plant.By bow it is in leaf & has flowered nearly all year round - this year nothing - has it being "bugged" by something - cannot believe the cold spell in Feb harmed them - they have been in my garden in Middx for over 10yrs -
  • Keith - sounds like your plum tree has suckers. Could be a waste of space if you get no fruit. Won't your supplier replace it?
  • Late last year or early this year Gardeners World visited an expert Hydrangea grower.
    The man said if he had to choose one Hydrangea he would choose ??? as it was small and compact and his favorite.
    I jotted down the variety but unfortunately lost the piece of paper.
    Can anyone help?
  • i know its not about snow drops but it is a bulb , you see im newish to gardening and i only know that tulips come in bold colours but ive found a green and white one in my garden is this new or pretty common
  • Michael - the surprises in gardening are never ending and quite wonderful. You tulip has been on the market some years and is very pretty. Try to increase it by splitting off the small bulblets when you lift them. My great surprise in the bulb kingdom this year is a three-headed fritillary. It is a fritillaria meleagris and they usually only have one head although double-headed ones are becoming more common.
  • thank you
  • I tried snowdrops from bulb in 2007, the squirels got a lot of them, out of those left none came up, this year one put in an appearance (which I cherished for its effort though it did look lonely) - this year I have gone for 'in the green' and hope my single snowdrop won't be so lonely next year.
  • As a gardener of 2 years only I have planted bulbs each year and the majority of them have blossomed with this year's show being exceptional. However, I hadn't heard of 'in-the-green' so this year will have a go at this and look forward to the results.
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