These shy little flowers have superpowers – but that’s not the reason a single snowdrop bulb sold for more than £1300 on eBay.
Snowdrops are tough enough to push their way through frozen soil and have built-in anti-freeze to survive the final frosts of winter. They have even played a part in the development of a dementia treatment.
They are a symbol of hope, too – so fingers crossed for plenty of positive news this year.
See Woodland Trust for more about our native flora.
PS- My column has a new look… with the craft projects taking centre-stage!