A carpet of snowdrops …

One week later and the snowdrops were out in force! Galanthus nivalis is one species which self-seeds and spreads quickly. Bees use snowdrops for nectar, when not many other plants are flowering.

DSC_0010DSC_0001DSC_0062bDSC_0066DSC_0074DSC_0030fullsizeoutput_119

Advertisements

Snowdrops

They’re here!!!!

The botanical name for snowdrops is ‘Galanthus.’ The name is thought to come from the Greek word ‘gala’ meaning milk – like the colour of the plant. There are 2500 varieties of snowdrop.

According to folklore, snowdrops should not be brought into the home because it may signify impending death.

fullsizeoutput_97fullsizeoutput_84fullsizeoutput_b7fullsizeoutput_a4fullsizeoutput_83