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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?
Sheila

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

Snowdrops

Reply from Anna Taylor

Hi Shelia, thank you for posting this tonight on the forum !
You are lucky to have so many plants and it must be a wonderful sight.
Snowdrops should be ok in the conditions you mention, but did you water in the plants when you lifted and divded them ? If not, it can take them a couple of years to recover from the move and build up the energy to flower again.They may be better for next year. Also, they shouldn't be left in hot sunny places if lifted and stored. I would give the area a good water and feed this spring, And again in the autumn and fingers crossed they will give a good display next spring. Finally, a lot of my clients have said their snowdrops are late this year, you might be due a display yet !
Anna Taylor
http://www.landscaper.org.uk
http://www.woodhouselandscape.co.uk

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 21:13