Lifting Snowdrops

snowdrpsNow is the time to think about lifting and dividing those overcrowded clumps of Snowdrops; it’s always best to do this as the foliage is just starting to die back. If you can remove any spent flowers or seed pods to give the bulbs the best chance of developing and flowering the following year.

Use a fork and dig deep underneath the clump so you don’t damage any bulbs or the roots; the roots are an important part of the Snowdrop and too much damage here can result in poor flowering, plant the Snowdrops back as soon as you can don’t let the bulbs dry, Snowdrops love humus rich soil. Plant them back around 15cm deep.

Give them dappled shade and moist well drained conditions and the beautiful pure white bells of the Snowdrop will reward you for years to come.