Saturday, 25 April 2015

Species tulips

We grow large tulips in pots so that we don't have to look at unsightly foliage for weeks as it dies back, but species tulips have much smaller foliage and look fantastic planted in large groups in the borders. Unlike large tulips, species tulips return each year as good as the last, and multiply if they are happy with their situation.
Tulipa Little Beauty with Muscari

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Spring has sprung

We had a chilly, grey spell where everything in the garden seemed to pause, but the sunshine has arrived and spring is here in earnest. Spring bulbs fill the borders as the perennials begin sending up their new shoots.
Fritillaria meleagris