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A sunny warm day today.
Tulips have opened across the whole of
Six on Saturday land.
I wanted to include an Ipheion as being a little more unusual
but the picture didn't turn out well,
so if you wish take a look at it when it opened.
That means an extra Tulip picture, I'm afraid.
I planted a single bulb in this planter in 2013 and it has moved with
me 3 times, and now they are nine.
So this is a special Tulip for me.
This is a group of this year's Tulips, "Orange brilliant" and
Now Cape Cod is supposed to be red with wide yellow borders to the
petals and that is how they were pictured on the packet and how they
look if you search for them.
But mine are almost completely yellow and the red is pretty faint.
Tulips (closed …
I planted a single tulip in 2013 in a container that
I have kept with me since then, and it has come back every year
with more flowers. There are now nine flowers this year.
Of the batch of bulbs that I planted at the time, this was one of the
palest, other ones had more red.
Maybe they are getting a bit crowded now, so perhaps next winter I
will split them up.
The Chionodoxa are now finally out.
The flowers are flopping about a lot which somewhat spoils the effect,
but like the Ipheion a pretty spring flower.
I wasn't expecting much from these. The leaves have been up for quite
a while and are thin strappy leaves that are mostly lying on the
Recently, impossibly thin flower stalks have risen up with an almost
equally thin flower bud at the top.
And yet it opened out into this most delightful flower today.
The variety is "Charlotte bishop", and being pink it makes a change
to all the blue spring flowers that I have at the moment.
It is the only one at the moment, but more are on the way.
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After a week or more of rain and dull misty weather it finally
turned sunny later yesterday and for most of the day today.
More rain this evening expected and then a dry spell.
It is probably still a bit wet to do anything so I just
spent time looking at the new growth and took some pictures.
The tulip that was featured on yesterdays Six on Saturday
keeled over during the night and here you can see it bent over
the foxglove with a piece of leaf torn off and lying near
the base of the stem.
I've no idea what is going on here.
I can never get enough of the primroses so here is another picture.
The Chionodoxa appeared very quickly and are now on the point of
flowering. Buds here are starting to open.
Here is a bud rising from the center of one of the …
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Well that was a very wet week, and when it wasn't wet is was dark and
The ground is saturated.
Today wasn't that great and I wasn't going to do a SoS, but then the
sun came out and I grabbed a few pictures.
Tulip "Cape cod"
This is a stripy leaved tulip.
It isn't fully out really but I only have the one other tulip
that is fully out which was shown last week
I am finding that the stripy leaved tulips are having their leaves
eaten by something or other. Whereas the plain leaved ones are looking
Tiarella with flower buds
All the Tiarellas are bursting into life with some new growth, but
this one also has a healthy number of flower stalks, which I am looking
forward to opening out. I have four, this one is T. "Sugar and spice"
and I reckon it …
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The Saturday rain curse struck again, but I took some pictures this
morning just before it started for
another Six on Saturday.
1 Tulip "Orange brilliant"
My first, and so far only tulip of the year.
Very striking and clearly visible from the
2 Geum "Totally tangerine"
This has been putting out flower buds since January, but none have
actually opened until now.
This hasn't grown as well as some of the others, but it now seems
more settled and is rather pretty.
4 Mini Daffodils
These small daffodils came with the garden. I don't know what kind
they are, but they look like "Rip van Winkle".
To be honest I prefer the regular daffodil flower.
5 Brunnera "Looking glass"
This is my new Brunnera, which has silvery leaves. The first leaf,
while still small is now big enough to see what it is going to look …
I didn't get an early picture of these last year, so here are the
Polygonatum (Solomon's seal) initial shoots.