Spring scene

This is the area which originally had a lot of daffodils but they have been steadily reducing since I've been here.

I've added some 'Jetfire' daffodils (yellow and orange with swept back petals) and some 'Katie Heath' which is the one with white and an pale apricot trumpet you can just about see.

The three taller all-yellow daffodils are the pre-existing ones.

There is some Muscari in the background and a Pulmonaria 'Trevi fountain' at the bottom right.

The tulips are mixed 'Triumph', these have returned for the second year.

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This is my Epimedium × warleyense which is flowering for the first time. Flowers are quite small and they look bigger than they are in this picture.

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Tulip 'Cape cod'

These 'Cape cod', like the 'Orange brilliant' are on their third year. Their survival is more mixed. The ones by the side of the house have gone, or at least not flowered - there are a few leaves. The ones in the main garden as you see below are doing fine.

It seems that the leaves are very prone to being eaten.

Oh and although these are supposed to be 'Cape Cod' they look different to all the pictures on the internet which have a lot more orange in them as a stripe up the center of the petals.

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Tulips 'orange brilliant'

These tulips have returned for the third year running. There were originally 10 bulbs, and I can now count around 15 around the garden including by the side of the house which doesn't get much sun.

So a very successful tulip.

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Actaea shoots

The Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' is just starting to unfurl its first leaves of the year.

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Tulips in the trough

These are the tulips I've had for many years, it started out as just the one. Last year I removed a few and planted them in the ground, but those have not returned this year. There are 8 flowers here this year.

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Tulip and bulb order

Last year I ordered and planted some bulbs and didn't record this at the time, so here is the list

On 12 October ordered from J Parkers:

Also bought locally:

  • Daffodil 'Jetfire' (15)
  • Tulip 'Ballarina' (15)
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