But then again there is too much to say; too many impressions to not, so no this isn’t Wordless Wednesday, it’s tulip Wednesday!
As readers of this blog for more than just the last few months will know I love Tulips. I plant some most years and I am rewarded in spring by other groups planted in previous years, making their appearance again. I avidly read about everyone else’s tulips too, making a note of the ones I think will enhance the garden.
I often choose early varieties because the late ones flower at the same time as the roses and that seems strange to me. This year, with the mild winter the tulips are earlier than ever before, so let’s look at what are flowering now. I’ll try to give names and which year they were planted.
There are T. Negrita planted is the Circular Rose bed, The Large Island and The Upper Drive Border, again this is one of the most reliable tulips, many of mine have split so that although the flowers are slightly small there are now 3 flowers where there was only one bulb.
In the new Spring Walk I planted 100 mixed Single late. So I don’t know what colours or even what forms will flower next to each other but that’s the effect I wanted to create; the blur of colour that is spring, not that it feels very spring like today!
I think the Large Island looks at its best at this time (well the side facing the house does) with Phlomis, Euphorbia rigida, Eschscholzia californica ‘Thai Silk’ and T. Double Dazzle.