Welcome to our Snowdrop / Galanthus website
A world of Snowdrops.
Snowdrop shop now open for orders 2019 -2020 to reserve for delivery spring 2020 in the green.
Dispatch of orders is on basic first order go first out .The first flowering Snowdrop was on the 22th September , a beautiful pure white Gal. Blanc De Chine. Followed with Gal Reg.Olg ex Janis Ruksan from Latvia on the 3th October and Gal Reg .Olg Tillebarn Jamie looking out .The list of the snowdrop season has added many additions of new to the collection after the update.The are not all up for sale but it give an idea what might be around in the future .As there some might become available later in the spring there might be a small update on the list .Please note due to unexpected stock of bulbs purchased during 2017- 2018 the snowdrops were much reduced and need be increased for the near future .It is strongly advised to contact me before to go ahead of filling an order from the website to avoid frustration when your order arrived in spring .Some of the snowdrops are in short supply and often sold fast . Please Your contact is much appreciated .Wishing You all wherever you are a very pleasant snowdrop season ahead with many days to enjoy growing and collecting the little beauties.
For the real Galanthophile I recommend the following books:
The Genus Galanthus And Snowdrops by Matt Bishop, Aaron Davis and John Grimshaw, 2001.
Galantomania by Hanneke van Dijk – Illustrated with beautiful pictures.
How I discovered Snowdrops
Remembering as a child living in Belgium when the winters were still cold and usual the soil was covered with a blanket of snow, my parents had a small garden where they grow some flowers. I remember seeing some clumps of ordinary snowdrops Nivalis standing heads above the snow and enduring the cold air, and those images always remained with me through my life.
Much later in life, a neighbour introduced me to her garden, where the driveway to the house was a carpet of snowdrops. Every spring the little white caps are standing above the green lawn for weeks without failing. It was the lady of the house who got me interested in getting some snowdrops under-planted with my then collection of Helleborus, and they really thrived, complimenting the different colours of the lenten-roses with their elegant white.
Thus began my journey to become a snowdrop collector. A few visits to Belgium friends, brought me some of my first cultivars and needless to say, getting hooked was unavoidable, with the result of ending up with around 200 different cultivars and growing.
From the first ordinary Galanthus Nivalis to the current collection, they flower through the Autumn and Winter months, some as early as October through to April, which give lots of interest during the otherwise long winter time and reason enough tho get active outside during that time.
I am fortunate to have soil, where the snowdrops thrive very well and are happy to flourish on there own.I don’t like to disturb them, when in a dormant state and only make divisions for replanting or sale during early Spring, usual March to April depending on the seasonal weather conditions.
My name is Guy de Shryver and I have been passionate about Galanthus and Hellebores since my youth in Belgium. I now grow these wonderful plants in Ireland.
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