Sunday, May 06, 2007
And then they were gone . . .
Because I plant such a wide range of tulips with differing flowering times I usually have flowers for 5-6 weeks.
Last year I did a school fair the equivalent of next weekend and had 12 different varieties blooming and some still to flower in the cutting garden.
This year with the warm sunny weather they have all flowered in one spectacular whoosh! and are now sold out.
The flower in the photograph is Blue parrot, misnamed really as it is much more purple than blue. It is an unusual colour, a bit like that bruised colour that you get in bearded irises (now that doesn't sound attractive at all and it is in reality gorgeous)
The alliums are beginning to flower to take over from the tulips - I just hope that there isn't too much of a gap.