Six on Saturday 20th April
Posted Sat 20 April 2019 in garden
Six on Saturday is hosted by The Propagator blog and here are my six this week. Lovely warm day here so getting this out quickly.
I don't know what these are, they are supposed to be 'February gold' but those are all yellow. So they could be 'February silver' which might be the easy mistake to make, but since they are so late flowering they could be just something else entirely.
The trumpets are a pale yellow when they first open and they later darken to a creamy orange. Some of the stems have two flowers although most are single.
I like them so am not complaining, and in fact I was somewhat wishing that I had picked another kind. They early flowering was the main attraction.
2. Tulipa schrenkii
All three of these are now out. Possibly my favorite.
3. Brunnera macrophylla 'Hadspen cream'
This is looking great now, unfortunately I can't seem to take a photo that shows it off properly. I don't much like the leaves on this one and some have either reverted back to green or are new plants from seeds, it is the best flowering of my Brunnera so far though.
4. Triumph Tulips
These have returned bigger and better this year. The leaves are large the stems are tall and straight.
5. Tulipa kolpakowskiana
I wish I had a bigger group of these.
6. Double tulips
I got these when I first moved here, just to get something planted. Didn't realise they were double tulips until later. They had very large flower with stems not really strong enough to support the flowers.
Last year they didn't flower and I was expecting this year to be digging them out. But they have gone and flowered! So now I will probably keep them but I shall lift them and put them together somewhere.
They are various different colours, this is one of the nicest with both red and yellow.
Posted by Steve