tulips

When Is Too Late to Plant Spring Bulbs?

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If you are reading this post now, in late January, the answer is ‘not yet’, for tulips at least. Originally published in November 2016, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Tulipa ‘Rococo’

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Some of you were not enamoured of the buds of Tulipa ‘Rococo’ when I featured them in a post three weeks ago. The gnarled, […]

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My Top Spring Bulbs 2016

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For the last two months our seaside garden has been ablaze with spring bulbs. Even if I do say so myself, this year’s display […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Tulipa “Brown Sugar”

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“Brown sugar how come you taste so good?” So sang the Rolling Stones. I doubt Mick Jagger was referring to this Triumph tulip with […]

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In Bud II

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It snowed today in Central London. From my desk in a muggy office I anxiously check the BBC weather website to see if my […]

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My Own Private Keukenhof

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Tulips are a special passion of mine. They are inexpensive, easy to grow, endlessly colourful and, most importantly, good to look at. I am […]

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In Bud

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How often do we take the time to appraise a flower’s bud in quite the same we would its open bloom? Not often enough I’d […]

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Getting to Grips – Part 2

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Weather wise, the start of 2016 is beginning to feel like a re-run of 2015 – a mild winter followed by a chilly spring […]

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How to Create a Spring Bulb Theatre

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One can never plant too many spring-flowering bulbs. However tedious the chore may seem in late summer and autumn, planting spring bulbs is one […]

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Enchanted April

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It really has been the most remarkable April. So far not a single drop of rain has fallen on either of our gardens and, […]

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Slow Motion

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Since the first balmy weekend in March I have watched both our gardens move forward as if in slow motion. Temperatures have remained resolutely low, bringing to […]

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Divine Decay

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Whether in gardens, nature, art or through the camera lens, flowers fascinate me. At the root of my love of gardening lies a deep-seated […]

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