A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Monday, 23 January 2012

Snowdrops

Snowdrops are usually at their peak in February but this year they are already putting on a fine show.
Snowdrops have been recorded growing wild in Britain since the 1770s  in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire particularly in woodland although they often mark the sites of long demolished cottages where they were once garden flowers. They occur in clumps as they usually reproduce by division as there is little insect activity for pollination at this time of year.

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