Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Brilliant month for tulips

 A late winter of snow and daily frosts tried to dampen down the tulip displays, but warm afternoon sunny spells helped them recover. After many years of adding a few bulbs each autumn tulips are now established in large colourful drifts all over the garden.

Tulips underplanted with drifts of grape hyacinths
Tulips have their moment in the spotlight, then Peonia Doreen and Delphiniums will take over for a summer display of flowers.

Large Darwin Hybrid tulips
These tulips are underplanted with oriental lilies to flower in summer
These strong tall Darwin Hybrid tulips rise above a drift of aconites which have now finished flowering.

Apeldoorn (red), Golden Apeldoorn and white Haakun tulips