My tulips in pots in the greenhouse have now almost all been picked, I do have 15 Exotic Emperor still in the fridge which I’m going to plant today just to see how long they take to flower when they’ve had a very long chill and the growing conditions are warm; but the tulip season in the garden has already begun so hopefully I’ll have tulips for several more weeks. I say hopefully because while walking around the garden yesterday I found 10 stems of T. Brown Sugar laying on the ground, their stems having been biten through by mice I presume. Continue reading
To say the weather has been mixed so far this week would be an under statement! Monday was sunny, war, with blue skies but a chill in the air from the wind. Yesterday, Tuesday, was dull and grey all day, still with a chill in the air, so much so I kept the greenhouse closed all day. Continue reading
OK, so I know I am a bit obsessed with tulips; but when a flower has so many different colours to choose from, and the different varieties flower over such a long period AND you can control their flowering to some extent I don’t think my obsession is so hard to understand.