I have just popped out to the garden to check out the runners and riders in the Great Snowdrop Race - at least in my own garden.
|Purchased as a solitary bulb last year "Galanthus plicatus 'Colossus'" has two flowers in bud with a potential for a third. It's going to be a big boy.|
|However, in the first to flower stakes, and barring a last minute dash for the line, "Galanthus elwesii 'Mrs McNamara' has triumphed. Again, it was planted last year as a pot grown specimen that is definitely showing three flowers.|
|In the meantime I can enjoy the sempervivums that are not necessarily looking at their best having flowered last year, leaving me with some brown patches. They always re-establish themselves readily enough however.|
|This very attractive saxifrage has overflowed from the pot and looks all the more attractive for that.|
|You can't beat naturally growing moss for adding class to a small sink or pot.|
|By way of contrast, this is an artificial sink that will never look as good.|