Dividing snowdrops 'in the green'. It's possible that I am a grammar fanatic but why the permanent inverted commas? Anyway... an inspiring head gardener I know says that it is much better to divide snowdrops in June, when they are no longer 'in the green' but have truly had their day and are ready to settle down for a long summer's rest. Any earlier and they are still busy with the green part, which grows and grows after the flower has finished. You just need to catch them before the leaves shrivel up completely and (this is the deal breaker) remember to do it when snowdrops, and late winter, couldn't be further from your mind.