This has been an extraordinary season. In January it was so cold that we feared there would be little to see on our snowdrop open days. Then a week of warm weather brought many snowdrops into flower and they were looking brilliant for the NGS days. Since then we have had serious frosts, some bitterly cold days and wonderful spring sunshine. In spite, or perhaps because, of the unpredictable conditions we had lovely clumps of snowdrops flowering in the middle of March. Especially lovely were E.A. Bowles , which came from the great plantsman’s garden, Myddleton House, and Trym an enchanting and prolific snowdrop with bold green markings on the outer segments which are attractively flared.