Among the snowdrops the so-called "spring snowflake" has started to emerge. The striking flowers of Leucojum vernum are spreading by self-sown seed and at some stage I will need to thin them out but they are rather beautiful. The first example is a naturally upturned specimen, allowing a view of the yellow stamens. The second image shows the more normal view, again beautiful. I also have Leucojum "Gravetye Giant" that flower a little later. They are not in my opinion quite so striking despite their stature.