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Re: Re: Re: Gallanthus / snowdrops for a very shady path

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Great! Some other comments are:

"I think they should get some Galanthus nivalis ‘in the green’ this year (you can buy them for about 10p-15p per bulb online). Make sure they are allowed to die back naturally, making sure the leaves aren’t cut or tied back. I’m sure they’ll be absolutely fine."

"Most of my snowdrops don't get much sun. Try Lavinia. A lovely double that increases well"

  • Posted: Fri. 2nd February 2018 16:07

Re: Gallanthus / snowdrops for a very shady path

Message from Nicola

In forum: Container gardening

Hi, a helpful suggestion from a follower on our social media: "Deep shade? I grow Galanthus nivalis and Galanthus 'Colossus' under deciduous shrubs and trees & semi-shade borders." I hope that helps? Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Thu. 1st February 2018 14:28


Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

all tree roots go wherever they find water, nutrients and oxygen, certain plants will do well under trees once they have adapted to the condition, bulbs like hardy cyclamen , galanthus, erythroniums etc. will do well in competition with the root system, also hellebores, skimmia, sarcoccoca. If you water on the surface the tree roots will tend to stay up high, whereas the spring bulbs can go dormant and plants like hellebores and sarccocca do well with very little water once established.

  • Posted: Sat. 14th February 2015 16:13

Re: Eranthis Hyemalis

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Container gardening

I moved my galanthus in the green once they finished blooming, I don't see why you could not do the same with eranthis or if you have the area that they are planted in well marked, you could dig them up in fall and move them then.

  • Posted: Tue. 16th April 2013 20:39

Re: Dry Area

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Garden design

If you like shrubs, aucuba, skimmia, accanthopanax are a few that will do well, as for pernnials, epemediums do well in dry shade, so do brunneras, polygonatum hybridum, geranium macrorrhizum and hellebores are few of the ones that thrive, without undue fuss. try galanthus and blue bells for bulbs.

  • Posted: Fri. 7th September 2012 21:20

Re: Shrubs and plants for east facing bed under tree

Message from curstain keltie

In forum: New to gardening

Hi Lots of things will survive so do not pave! You can have a succession of bulbs, i.e Galanthus, Iris recticulata, Muscari, anemone blanda, crocus, Narcissii various, Trillium, ornithogalum, cycalmen. That would take you through the first part of the year. You can use polystichum genus of ferns as they are very drought resistant as a back drop to the bulbs. They are also evergreen. I also often underplant shrubs with vinca minor and major. Lamiums are also good in dry areas, Lamium maculatum white nancy brightens up dark corners. Hope that helps, if you need any more helps i do planting plans by post but you have a lovely list to try.

  • Posted: Tue. 1st November 2011 10:34


Question from Sheila White

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I have planted about 200 galanthus nivalis in my side lawn which have been superb for the last five years. I have split them many times but the last 2 years they do not seem to be producing so many shoots and flowers. Some of the areas I planted new clumps and they are very sparse. The lawn is South West facing so do you think they are drying out too much in the summer?

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 20:05

Woodland area?

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Val,

The conditions you describe sound like a great opportunity to create a little area of woodland planting - plants that are found naturally in woodlands are more than happy in shaded, secluded areas.

Initial suggestions to achieve this could be:

• Digitalis (foxgloves)
• Bluebells
Galanthus (snowdrops)
• Ferns
• Hellebores
• Tiarella (foam flower)
• Heuchera

With perhaps some shade loving evergreen shrubs to pad the area out a bit and add winter interest, such as:

• Pittosporum
• Euonymous
• Skimmia
• Viburnum
• Nandina domestica

You do right to prepare the soil by adding organic matter. When you are planting the plants, make sure they are watered in thoroughly, and then mulch with a thick layer of well rotted compost. You'll need to do this once a year after this, to ensure moisture and nutrient levels in the soil are sufficient for the plants.

I hope this helps. Woodland planting can be some of the most beautiful - do let us know how you get on!


  • Posted: Thu. 18th February 2010 19:12

Galanthus nivalis

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Galanthus nivalis

Although it may not be native to England, it has long been naturalised in moist woods, road verges, parks and churchyards. Its frequent occurrence on religious sites may be connected with the coincidence of its flowering period with Candlemas, on 2 February. The flowers are pollinated by the first bees to emerge on warm days. The word Galanthus is of Greek origin, and roughly signifies 'milkflower', referring to the white coloration of the flowers. Nivalis means 'relating to or resembling snow'.

  • Posted: Wed. 24th June 2009 19:43