Snowdrops make the long winter months bearable. Planted in huge drifts of white or even in pots snowdrops provide a flurry of pure joy. This article provides inspiration on how to grow them in the garden and how to look after them in pots.
Reading a plant catalogue is like the bit in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy is transported from black and white Kansas to technicolour Oz. I unwrap the catalogues and the colour floods in. My imagination sparks and I'm out in the garden planning for next year.
A neon purple Salvia, a plucky pond plant and a cuddly cotoneaster are showing off this week. I'm also featuring a very early narcissus and a cornus ablaze with late red and orange.