During last year I continued the process of planting my old pot bound plants out into the woodland. They all seem to be benefiting from the change. On this page, I have added a few pictures of new cultivars to the collection. I generally think that I have stopped adding new varieties, but as I write this, 2008 is still three weeks away, and I have three new ones in pots waiting to be planted out! Perhaps I'm not as immune as I like to think!
A couple of years further down the line and the collection continues to grow. I have started to think about hybridising and the possibility of raising some new ones from seed, so the world is not as sensible as I like to imagine. I have been building a new shade border at the top of the garden, and already there are a few snowdrops creeping in there. Some of the new ones have established, though one or two are looking a bit dodgy.
The collection continues to grow and the popularity of snowdrops mcontinues to increase. I was at a specialist sale earlier in the spring when someone mentioned that the numbers seemed to be down on previous years. I couldn't see it myself, the queue to get in was longer than I have seen it before. The number of new introductions conntinues to increase and record prices continue to be set.
So I think the expansion in snowdrop growing continues. I thought I would only add one or two special things to the collection this year and then went out and bought a mass of autumn flowering cultivars. So I'm not as immune as I might have hoped. I have just spent 40 years jumping on the bandwagon.