Apparently snowdrops are becoming big business again: there were reports in the Horticultural press of people paying £360 for one snowdrop bulb. One!!
But still, £360?
Would you pay that for one bulb? What if it died?
Personally, I'm not that fussy about my snowdrops - I love them all, they are so cheerful at this time of year, and if I have a favourite, it would be the common or garden Galanthus nivalis, double flowered version, Flore Pleno.
One of my gardening colleagues is a big Galanthophile (that's the name for snowdrop lovers, apparently) and she got quite excited about these rare ones, although she draws the line at paying £360 for one.
To amuse her, I sent her photos of two "unusual" snowdrops in my garden which I thought might interest her:
*snorts through nose, and puts felt pens away*