• Garden Jewels

    1st May 2012In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    tulips in flower Oh the joy of tulips, especially in grey weather. The one advantage of the rather gloomy April weather is that they will look good for longer – during March I thought spring might all be over in a week. Given the labour intensive nature of ordering them, planting them and protecting them from marauders, it’s good to spend some time revelling in their vibrant colours. Like many gardeners I found that the dry weather in March resulted in stunted stems but most seem to have put on a growth spurt and are now a respectable size, if not quite as tall as usual.
    bright tulip ballerina in flower in pot

    purple flowering tulips