News flash: The first swallows arrived on April 3rd
Tulips have really come out this week. For many years we have planted Tulip Red Impression all along the left hand border to our garden. It is hard to get the effect in one photograph but standing looking at the display with the sunlight shining across the flowers is just magical. Most of them come up each year but we look for any gaps and replenish them. Probably we plant around 100 extra Red impression each year plus many other tulips and bulbs. See blog with bulb list.Looking along the same border. There is a small cobble path running through this part of the border although it is covered in twigs from the tree above (another job waiting to be done).The same border with Anemone Blanda Atrocoerulea and Leucojum Aestivum Leucojum Aestivum which resembles a snowdrop but is much larger. Worth a space in any garden.Looking from the back of the same border.Another part of the same border.Tulip Turkestanica a species of tulip native to central Asia. It was first described by Eduard August von Regel in 1873 as a variety of T. sylvestris, then elevated to full species status two years later.Tulip Turkestanica on the edge of the “Dingly Dell” border which is actually at the back of the Japanese border.Another tulip species, Tulip HumilisTulip Ballerina lining the path to the pergola with Tulip Apricot Impression in the background.
Close up of the lovely Tulip Ballerina Sitting under the pergola looking towards the corner bed. Tulip Gavota in the foreground.
From the pergola across the main lawn with Tulip Ballerina in the foreground.
Tulip Ad Rem at the back of the corner bed. When the sun comes out Tulip Ad Rem really fluoresces.
Tulip Apricot Impression together with many alliums.
Tulip Purissima (white) and Tulip Beauty Queen (pink) both plant in 2007
Tulip Indian Summer and it has a wonderful perfume a bit like wallflowers.A final view across to the border full of Tulip Red Impression with the evening shadows across the lawn.
News flash: First rose in bloom!
As I walked back to the house I noticed that Rosa Old Blush China had started flowering
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