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Galanthus ‘Diggory’

Spotted these on the Avon Bulbs stand at the RHS Spring Flower show last week, so I thought I’d share.

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G. ‘Wendy’s Gold’

I’m not much of a galanthophile myself – certainly not enough to pay the four-figure sums currently changing hands for just one bulb of the rarest kinds – but I could see how people get bewitched.

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G. ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’

You still wouldn’t find me nose down backside up in some muddy corner of a bleak winter garden just to see them, mind you: and I’m quite happy with my single Galanthus nivalis and the occasional self-seeded double. But these ones were displayed in near-perfect circumstances: under cover (tick!) at eye height (tick!) and each set in beautiful isolation so you could really appreciate every nuance of marking and petal (tick, tick, tick!) Just lovely.

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