(Survivor – Pink, General de Wet – Orange, Fragrant)
I’m delighted to be able to share some images of tulips planted in one of my clients gardens last autumn.
There were 400 planted at the time and I must confess when I heard someone on TV a few weeks back saying ‘don’t be surprised if some tulips don’t make an appearance this spring because of the extra long winter’, well…mild PANIC set in!!!
(General de Wet – Orange, Fragrant, Attila – Purple)
At that stage I hadn’t visited this client since planting so my return this year was with some intrepidation (….and fear that they might have thought I’d merely taken home the bulbs instead of planting them!)
But I needn’t have panicked….Mother Nature wasn’t going to let me down. OK…we had a couple of ‘mutant’ looking stems & buds but all in all I think every single one grew. And they look amazing!
(General de Wet – Orange, fragrant, Survivor – Pink)
They’ve mainly be grown to provide indoor cut flowers but there are so many…enough to supply the whole neighbourhood.
They look truly beautiful.
Now a question for you. We have a few tulips in the Tidy Garden that have been there for years and still pop up each year. So, do you lift or leave your tulips in?
Loads of conflicting opinions & advice out there…what works for you?
Thank you to the Edwards family for allowing me to share images from your garden.
All bulbs came from http://www.peternyssen.com/