Tulips – north-facing

These pots of white/pink striped tulips with the green/purple ones and lipstick red are located at the front of my house which is in a north-facing courtyard where the sun never actually reaches the steps on which the pots stand. It can get a bit blustery in the courtyard, but so far these lovely flowers have withstood the weather and the pink ones have been flowering for a couple of weeks now. I see now that the pink and purple work well together, but perhaps the red ones should move to the back garden. I’ll work on the colour palette for next year!

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30 thoughts on “Tulipmania #1

    1. I could move the red as they are in a pot on their own and I have discovered another pot at the back with more pink ones in, I think I may have muddled them up after planting πŸ˜€

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  1. The red ones also look very nice with the pink. I think it’s the purple and red combined that’s not singing well together. Having said that, IT’S COLOUR!!! Something I’m craving a bit of right now!!

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  2. Aw, these are lovely πŸ™‚ We had some in a pot but they got really dried out while we were away and they haven’t really recovered well. Lots of rhodies though. πŸ™‚ Not really a fuschia person but I bought a white one called Happy Wedding Day in Durham today. It was an irresistible combination.

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    1. I am having to water my pots! Never had to do that before. I expect the wind dries them out. And funny you should mention fuchsias, we went to a nearby garden yesterday and they have a fuschia area with several different species and I wondered about simply creating my own fuschia garden – would make life a lot easier. I’m a bot worried about leaving the tomato plants I bought as tiny plugs a couple of weeks ago – they are quite big already and need constant watering! Any ideas?

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      1. Mick waters ours every day once it starts to warm up a bit and even at this time of year is doing the window boxes daily. You can get a sprinkler system that’s on a timer? We’ve used it in the past if we were away in Summer. Don’t know if it would work for the toms. I think there’s a system you can rig up in the sink too? Or rely on a kind neighbour? Presume that poses problems with alarms and such. Last resort, take them on their jollies with you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. But what a pleasure awaits you! I guess you are back from Africa now? Must be a shock to arrive home to the cold. And I can’t wait to see the penguins (and the beach huts – I do hope you got to see the beach huts in Muizenberg).

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      1. Oh Jude I was so disappointed as we did not get to see the huts! They would have been in the area of our cycling tour but I didn’t realize it until we were transferred past. It will be a disappointment in an almost perfect trip.
        The penguins were amazing as was so much in Africa. So much to share in the weeks and months ahead.

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