I was working on a large patch of snowdrops and other bulbs the other day and not liking the fact that I was making them rather flat from my constant walking on them.
|I love snowdrops! A sign that winter doesn't last for ever just when you need it.|
When I asked what else was happening to the ground where I was working, the boss said that a drain was going to be dug in there as well and he doubted anyone would save the bulbs. So I went to the van and got a shovel (I don't carry a spade) and dug them up.
|The saved snowdrops and other bulbs|
I planted them here in a break in the rain yesterday. I dotted a few here, there and everywhere, under trees and along fences, in the hope that in years to come there will be small clusters dotted about the smallholding. I also planted loads in the front garden, along the hedge, in the hope that it will be covered with them in years to come.
|Snowdrops dug in all along the side of this hedge. In a few years this should be a picture!|
The other place I planted lots of them was our little coppice, it's already got a lot of daffodils growing there so the snowdrops will give it colour a little earlier
|This is the orchard at one of the jobs I'm working on - quite the picture (even if it is taken with my phone)|
I know that there are no "real" benefits to growing flowers like snowdrops, but it does make you feel better when you see them and there's no harm in making the place a little more pretty!