Snowdrops in the green

A bulb is any plant that stores its complete life cycle in an underground storage structure. A corm is a swollen stem base that is modified into a mass of storage tissue; it does not have visible storage rings when cut in half. A tuber differs by not having a basal plant from which roots develop and not having a protective tunic covering. Rhizomes are horizontal underground stems that strike new roots out of their nodes, down into the soil, and that shoot new stems out of their nodes, up to the surface. This rhizome activity represents a form of plant reproduction.

Snowdrops in the green

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February 10th, 2004, 6:54 pm #1

Has anyone ever bought snowdrops "in the green" by mail order? I noticed a few places advertising in GW mag. & I'd like to have lots next year, so any recommendations/ warnings would be welcome.
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February 10th, 2004, 7:01 pm #2

I haven't bought them mail order, but I always try and buy them in the green.
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February 10th, 2004, 10:09 pm #3

I bought some double snowdrops in the green several years ago mail order, they came in good condition and I planted them straight away, they flowered the following year and have been flowering and multiplying ever since.
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February 11th, 2004, 2:04 am #4

On a TV program recently they said "don't buy bulbs they'll never flower. Buy a pot and plant it". This was just after I'd planted my bulbs.
I have snowdrops in bloom at the moment from those bulbs.
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February 11th, 2004, 6:58 am #5

I have only grown them from bulbs and mine are flowering at the moment.
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February 11th, 2004, 9:10 am #6

Snowdrop bulbs have never worked for me, though all other kinds are fine. Shall have to try getting some in the green.


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February 11th, 2004, 10:22 am #7

Kent cob- don't suppose you remember the supplier? Cheapeat I've seen are 9 for 100 + p&p, so that must be a lot cheaper than buying bulbs, too! think I'll give it a go.
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February 11th, 2004, 8:25 pm #8

Hi Nigella, I puchased mine in the green from an advert in a magazine (East Anglian bulbs rungs a bell about 7 for a 100?), they survived OK and are multiplying well.
Have read since that the best way of planting them is from bulbs though - seems like you pay your money, you take your chance
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February 11th, 2004, 9:41 pm #9

Have bought snowdrops 'in the green' a couple of times by mail order in the past and no problems. I ordered from a company called Florajac based in the Fens but have not seen them advertise in the gardening press this year. Will have another look.
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February 12th, 2004, 4:18 pm #10

Picklemonster- I had just posted my order to Anglia Bulbs when I read your reply- so hope it's the same company! Cheaper than the others but a basic, no frills, no website company, by the look of it! Will let you all know when they arrive.
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February 12th, 2004, 9:22 pm #11

Nigella, I got my double snowdrops in the green from Jacques Amand, The Nurseries, 145 Clamp Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3JS. Telephone 020 84207110 email bulbs@jacquesamand.co.uk.
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February 13th, 2004, 9:12 am #12

Thanks for posting that Kent - it's about 3 miles up the road from here.


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February 13th, 2004, 9:17 am #13

Sox used Jacques Amand when he was in the landscaping business. It was fantastic to go up there with him and buy thousands of bulbs.
What was even better was that we used to go into the factory area where they did the packing and we always came away with way over order. Now I wonder where they used to end up?
One year was particularly good because they gave us 300 blue hyacinth bulbs and we planted them out in our old garden. Boy what a beautiful show when they came up
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February 13th, 2004, 9:18 am #14

I've never even been there, though I've noticed them advertising in the magazines. Will have to get myself down there.


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February 13th, 2004, 6:47 pm #15

I am trying to get Snowdrop Mighty Atom and it does go under the name of Galanthus Mighty Atom but no one seems to have it I have looked on the web sites that you suggest.
can anyone help at all from Moth
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