It's a very good year for snowdrops, we didn't know how many there would be here but seems there are several clumps on the other side of the lane and a few on the house side too.
I looked on the National Gardens Scheme website and there are gardens open all over the country on Snowdrop days which are mainly in the middle of February. Plus the National Trust have woods full of snowdrops at many of the houses they own.
|Not quite enough for an Open Gardens event!!|
It seems that many poets have waxed lyrical about the Snowdrop, The Famous
and William Wordsworth
TO A SNOWDROP
LONE Flower, hemmed in with snows and white as they But hardier far, once more I see thee bend Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend, Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day, Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, waylay The rising sun, and on the plains descend; Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May Shall soon behold this border thickly set With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers; Nor will I then thy modest grace forget, Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring, And pensive monitor of fleeting years!
And the not so famous.............. this was in a children's poetry book
I like to think
That, long ago
There fell to earth
Some flakes of snow
Which loved this cold,
Grey world of ours
So much, they stayed
As snowdrop flowers
By Mary Vivian