Day 126: Tulip 'Queen of Night'

Just as you start to worry that the tulips have had it, Queen of Night appears, reliably in time for the May bank holiday…

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Day 117: tulip fire

The closest I want to get to fire in my tulips are the bold markings on the fabulous petals of the viridiflora variety, ‘Flaming Spring Green’ …

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Day 114: forget-me-nots and tulips

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica) must rank high on the list of glorious self-seeders of which the over-zealous garden tidier might inadvertently deprive themselves…

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Day 89: anticipating tulips

I’ve marvelled at hellebores, paid my respects to snowdrops, learned to love daffs and greated my favourite narcissus with joy , but all the while, I’ve had this sense of anticipation in the back of my mind, and the waiting is almost done…

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