Don't delay, get your 'drop Out today!

The 'drop Out is an occasional publication featuring photographs, descriptions and articles on snowdrops and other plants, new and perhaps not so new. Some of these names or terms may have already been published in other places. For those that haven’t, this publication is intended to establish and properly publish the name or term.

If you have a nice new snowdrop or other plant for which you would like to validly and legitimately publish the name then here is a way of doing it.

Each issue of The 'drop Out is priced at £6 each plus £1p+p and is available to order from

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Please note that the availability list for 2015 will be available in late January.

Top quality flowering bulbs of Galanthus nivalis, Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno' and Eranthis hyemalis are available to purchase now from - along with their range of new varieties, or old resurrected plant varieties that are rarely found for sale in catalogues.

This Monksilver Nursery website is specifically for the mail order sales of snowdrops, snowflakes and primroses.  Many other unusual plants are available from the nursery but not through this website - see Contact us for nursery opening times.


Joe Sharman gives lectures on a variety of topics: collecting plants in the wild; herbaceous perennials, snowdrops, variegated plants, rare plants, grasses, primroses, autumn flowers of the Peloponnese, the spring flowers of turkey, the flowers of Mount Olympus and other subjects on request. Please write for more information.

For articles and broadcasts featuring Joe Sharman and Monksilver Nursery checkout the following

Financial Times article on Joe
John Grimshaw's Garden Diary
Snowdrop days at Chelsea Physic Garden
How to spend it - a growing passion
In bloom but still gloomy: Spring is on its way but sad-faced snowdrop can't raise a smile 'Grumpy' flower puts smile on grower's face
BBC Gardening Blog 
Financial Times - A growing Passion

Royal Horticultural Society - Snowdrop mania takes hold
Country Life - What to do in the garden in April
Gardens Illustrated - Brilliant Bulbs
Daily Mail - Snowdrop mania
The Telegraph - White gold
BBC Radio 2 - Snowdrop Mania