Lost Label

Last year at this time we were preparing to set off for Central America and the Caribbean for five weeks of welcome sun. A year previous to that I'd lost several snowdrops and many labels and pots as torrential rain, wind and pathetic carpentry completely collapsed two display benches strapped together for mutual support. Anyway the support failed, ended in divorce and I'm still counting the cost as I've been unable to identify or locate prized specimens. Which brings me to this unnamed pot. On January 3rd 2019 when we said goodbye to winter and set out for summer in a taxi it was as it is when photographed this very morning before the snow came down and covered the weeds. I never did discover what variety it is. And now is almost the moment, the denouement. What will it be? The excitement is too much to bear. Meanwhile I've done two things with potted snowdrops: heavy terracotta pots for bottom shelves, plastic for the top. No more collapses. Oh, and I've planted far more snowdrops in the borders and mislaid lots of labels as herbaceous plants throw them about like jetsam. Keep checking in for the big reveal. Will I be able to attach a label? A reminder that I have transferred to Wordpress though I will post for a few more days.


  1. I had the same experience last year with a small number of pots in the glasshouse - G. reginae olgae which require the summer heat and dryness here but have sorted them out again. If you have the label you should be able to rename. It's a G. elwesii, at any rate.

  2. Easier policy, Paddy. I write 'G.' and see what I can work out. Thers's approximately twenty to name this year. It was quite a mess. I did not know that about reginae olgae.


And remembering .....

Galanthus 'Mighty Atom'