Just before you get the wrong idea - it's not us that are pulling up our roots and deciding to move home.
Often plants just appear at the allotment. We don't remember planting them they just appear. Maybe seeds or in this case even the odd bulbs find their way from the garden to the plot. They secretly grow and in due course we notice them. A few days ago we noticed some clumps of snowdrops growing in the long grass under our plum and greengage trees. I've highlighted them to make then easier to see.
In the above photos they're at the point of going over but a few days earlier they looked like this.
It seemed a shame that they were at their best at a time when our plot visits were short and infrequent. As I have posted we wanted some snowdrops for the front garden but when we visited the garden centre very few were on offer. We both separately had come to the conclusion that it would be a good idea to transfer the clumps from the plot to the garden and that it was now a good time to do this.
So the bulbs were lifted ...
... and a short time later the clumps were split, cleared of grass and weeds and rehomed. Some went in the front garden bed as planned and the rest went into the blue and white border in the back garden. Again I have highlighted the clumps.
The clumps will increase and should add some early splashes of spring for the next few years.
Can anyone have too many snowdrops?