Tulipmania #2

My favourite combination is this collection at the back of the garden, some are in pots and others were randomly planted in the raised bed where the forget-me-nots do their thing, rampantly marching through the garden and self-seeding everywhere. I pulled out loads of seedlings in the autumn, but they still manage to dominate the garden at this time of year. I do love their pretty blue faces though and they contrast nicely with the tall ‘Orange Emperor’, the coppery orange Β ‘Whittallii’ and the rich red, lily-flower ‘Sarah Raven’ tulips. Top right is called ‘National Velvet’ a glossy, red flower and one which appeared yesterday.

Oh, and the little yellow one that sneaked into this collage is a species variety, called ‘Tardis’, a prostrate plant with multiple flowers consisting of yellow petals with white tips. It supposedly naturalises and self-seeds. Planted under the corkscrew hazel (that curly tree that always seems to pop up in my sunsets) I am hoping it goes mad!


24 Comments Add yours

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Such vibrant colours. A floral hurrah.

  2. Sue says:

    What wonderful bursts of colour, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are very cheery.

      1. Sue says:

        Most definitely! I’m sat here with the cheery Spring sun outside, but knuckling down to boring old ironing here, as I let it pile up…..

        1. Heyjude says:

          Mmmm… that reminds me… 😦

        2. Sue says:

          I hate ironing and dusting!!

        3. Heyjude says:

          Me too! Which is why everything here has a layer of dust on it! I did get the ironing done though, thanks to you πŸ™‚

        4. Sue says:

          Yippee -I have my uses!

        5. Heyjude says:

          You haven’t helped with the dusting though…

        6. Sue says:

          Can’t, I’m afraid!!

  3. travtrails says:

    Bright and vibrant

    1. Heyjude says:

      The colours of a sunset!

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’m loving that deep purply bud that curled up … an unusual look for a tulip. I love forget-me-nots and I’m imagining your garden awash in their pretty little faces.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Awash is right! I need to pull them out of the raised beds so I can start planting some herbs and veggies, but I hate to do that as they look so pretty!

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Tough decisions have to be made!

  5. Anabel Marsh says:

    Every one a beauty.

  6. I too especially like that browny one and the way the petals curl around each other – like a flamenco dancer’s hands!

    1. Heyjude says:

      And I have one the colour of a sunset – marigold orange and violet-red streaks. And another one with brandy- snap brown and pink which is slightly scented. I have the photos, it’s just getting them posted that is the problem.

  7. restlessjo says:

    Wheeee! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Tulipmania par excellence.
    How long till you know about the laptop?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Didn’t get there today, wasted time on a support site and got nowhere, then faffed around in the garden.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I like the pointy ones, very elegant!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The lily-flower ones are very graceful, and I love the colour of the really dark ones. I think they are Havran.

  9. 😍😍😍

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