Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Golden Treasure

My posh snowdrops opened out in the sun today.  I bought one bulb of Wendy's Gold from the RHS garden at Wisley a few years ago.  The delightful plant has obligingly, if slowly, increased every season since.  This year I have a group of four flowers all showing the same beautiful golden markings.
Wendy's Gold was first found by Bill Clark on the site of an Iron-age fort.  It was brought into cultivation by Joe Sharman, another galanthophile and a nursery owner.  He named the plant for Bill's wife.

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