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Protecting our horticultural heritage Tinnisburn Plants is home to the UK and Ireland National Plant Collection of Scilla (Chionodoxa). Also known as glory-of-the-snow, these delicate and delightful early spring flowers grow from bulbs to form a carpet of colour, helping to chase away the whites and greys of winter. The common name conjures the picture of these blue, white or pink flowers bursting through the melting snow, typically in alpine regions. Scilla (Chionodoxa) is native to the mountains of the eastern Mediterranean, particularly Crete, Cyprus and Turkey. It’s become a popular garden ornament, and Helen is hoping to further promote...

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