Every year in the autumn I plan and ponder and make lists of tulips I want to plant. When the bulbs arrive and I cast a glance about the garden I can never seem to find a spot for them, unless I’m planting within one of the cutting patches that is.
Gav often comes to the rescue and plants pot after pot up of these spring beauties.
A wallflower from last year flowered at the right time to team up with these bright and cheery tulips which was lovely to arrange with and smelled great too. I have to admit that I’m not sure of the names of the tulips apart from the lily shaped one which is T. Ballerina, one of my favourites and seems to come back.
Mixed in with this arrangement are two types of euphorbia, another fav of mine, E. griffithii ‘Fireglow’ and E. oblongata. You need to sear the stem ends in boiling water for 30 seconds to stop the milky sap leaking into your vase. The sap is also an irritant so best wear gloves when picking. The wallflowers (Erysimum) are the variety E.cherii ‘Blood Red.’
Love the photo above with the vase and all the other Tulips in the cutting patch.
Since I took these photos I’ve been on a Tulip Day (another birthday gift!) I’ll be back to share that amazing day and the wonderful photos of Tulips soon.