It is strange how even a few days bring changes in the garden. A week ago the leaves of the snowdrops were clearly above ground, but there were no flowers in evidence. Today there is almost a drift of white. The flowers aren't fully out, but a week of mild weather should result in a veritable carpet. I don't know what particular varieties have been planted around the garden but even my limited knowledge of the world of the galanthophile can identify the presence of differing forms.