Bright flowers of Tulips – sumptuous blobs of paint on an artist’s palette. Continue reading Tulip flux
This year I planted over 100 tulips. I love tulips. However, while they last for a good three-ish weeks in flower, that’s quite a short amount of time for quite a lot of effort. I’m not lazy or anti brief flowers, it’s the fact they’re unlikely to flower reliably for a second year so you really have to dig them all up and get rid. It feels wasteful and excessive. One thing’s for sure, I won’t be planting them throughout the border again because trying to get them out from between the roots of growing perennials was a nightmare. Next year, I’ll only grow tulips in some pots for little splodges of colour. I’ll save enjoying the big displays at professional public gardens instead.
MASSIVE tidy up this weekend! The building work is almost finished and for the first time since spring I could sweep up and clean up. The garden is very calm with all the plants now dormant after a hectic growing season. Continue reading November
This year I’m planting my spring bulbs for the spring White Garden in three stages: Continue reading Planting spring bulbs – tulips, snowdrops, fritillaria and alliums