Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Galanthus "Godfrey Owen" and Raindrops

Technically speaking, "Godfrey Owen" is notable as the only elwesii cultivar to have six inner and six outer petals. It is described as being mid-season. My own specimens have been in flower much earlier however and in the mild and wet weather we are presently experiencing, they are opening out to display their distinctive charms. The blooms would have spread out more had I waited a week but such was the beauty of the flowers this morning with last night's raindrops captured by my new camera lens that I could not resist. I wrote about the bulb last year and am pleased to report how well it has increased to fill the pot, a charming sight from our kitchen and a good buy should the opportunity arise. Mine came from Matt Bishop in 2014. There are different snowdrops, but none prettier.

 

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  1. It's lovely how they keep the grace of a single snowdrop with the added fullness of the double! Wonderful photos too...

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    1. A good way of putting it! There is a grace about the flower.

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  2. I can fully appreciate the addiction to snowdrops! Were it cold enough in winter (with perhaps a bit more rain) and less searing hot in summer here, I would invest in them too.

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    1. I accept you don't have the climate for snowdrops, Kris. By some margin. We work with what we have. And you have a wonderful blog to prove it.

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