Seems like my reply shows up in the thread if I respond via email rather than use the Reply button so that's what I'm doing. Thanks for the nursery info, not sure what practical good it will do me but at least I'll be able to look at lots more pictures of snowdrops...sigh. Not sure what governments think they're accomplishing with some of the regs, so very frustrating for gardeners. It’s just like regular email. (I always include the reply so as to know what it is I’m responding to.) If you want to be driven completely crazy, check out http://www.dryad-home.co.uk/index.html and http://www.judyssnowdrops.co.uk/index.html. The latter has several pages devoted to twin-scaling (a process in which one creates more bulbs subject to endangered species regulations), which I thought I would try during my many idle hours. The instructions are clear, and make it look fairly simple. There are also some links to gardens full of snowdrops, etc. Bob Nold Denver, Colorado, USA p.s. Three weeks ago there were well over 300 snowdrops in flower here, but they’ve been under snow since then.