The tulips are two or possibly three weeks late flowering this year and it is noticeable that the ones planted as additions to the spring walk in November 2014 have flowered earlier than those planted the year before.
In fact the only part of the spring walk that deserves the name at the moment is the part under the fig tree. But there is a problem this year that I’ve never experienced before. Moles are tunnelling around where the bulbs are planted and either they are chewing through the stems of the tulips underground or mice or worse rats are then using the tunnels and eating the stems. I will try digging up the bulb next time I discover one to check if the bulb is being eaten.
This is rather spoiling my pleasure in walking around the garden to look at the tulips because I just don’t know how many broken stems I will find.
I’ll tell you about the problem with the box balls another day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this taste of the tulips flowering at present, I’m sure they’ll be several more posts about them, I hope you won’t mind. Have a lovely weekend and may the weather be perfect for gardening!