The weather has at least been a bit warmer the past two days and the dahlias are mostly showing growth - very behind last year's progress.
The tulips are almost over now but it's been another learning curve. Purple Dream have been spectacular - HUGE flowers. Jimmy and Renaldo are still a great duo as are Burgundy and Ballerina although I have decided to give up on any attempts at second plantings. Wasteful and expensive it might be, but I shall be giving this year's bulbs away (to those with enough space to take a chance on it) and planting new ones next year to avoid disappointment. Princess Irene was lovely but not quite as variegated as last years batch. Here are the last tulip shots for this year!
|The green leaf is actually a malformation of the tulip - var. Purple Dream|
|Gorgeous deep blue centre on Tulip Burgundy|
|Burgundy and Ballerina - smaller flowers on last years bulbs with a self-set Geranium Pheum in matching hue!|
Spent hours clearing up black spotting leaves today - must find time to spray the roses - and planted up a grow bag in a sunny spot by the kitchen wall with some French beans. I can keep an eye on them there and they should be easier to water!
Some of the nicest things in the garden are those that happen on their own - like these self-set forget-me-nots lining the brick path.