Deadheading Daffodils, to improve next year's narsissus.
Bank holiday weekends are for - digging out compost

Totally Tulip

ok, I admit it, I may have gone a bit over the top on Tulips this year.

last year, I got a great show in my front border

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I had a lovely message from a client who drives past regularly - "just to say that your front garden looks lovely, but then if yours doesn't, there's no hope for anyone else"

and not to be content to sit on my laurels, I added some more this year.

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and was very pleased that last year's seemed to come back strongly as well (worm wee helped I think!)

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these reminded me of the fantastic tulips in my Wedding bouquet.

And these seemed rather patriotic with a red stripe.

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these are planted in my layered pot, by the front door, that I wrote about in November, the tete a tete daffodils finished a couple of weeks ago, and the thalia narsissus are just going over.

My Tulips have been flowering since the 30th March. These were the first ones to come out, which I plundered for the West Horsley Horticultural Show

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then my Spring Green, flowered alongside the Hyacinths, - which gave a lovely colour contrast.

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i've got a huge bright red clump by my front window. - very colourful, but proof that I was hugely lazy, and only dug one very deep hole for the entire packet.

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At some time over the next couple of weeks, after they've been well fed and watered, I need to dig them up, and mix them in with some other colours to make them look slightly more natural, - and that goes for this combination as well

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which would look lovely if the orange and purple were mixed in together.

In fact, just like I managed to do in a client garden, with tulips Dordogne, Queen of the Night and another. (which should have been Queen of the night, but was rather different!!!)

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and this was another client colour combination, with white & purple triumphator.

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ok, so well done if you've got this far,I did say i'd gone totally tulip mad - only one more piccy to go, - anyone know what this variety is? - This is one lone tulip in a bed i've just planted in Silvers, oranges and purples. - It goes with the theme perfectly, so if anyone can identify it.....

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Sylvana

I LOVE TULIPS! Right now I have over 1300 tulips in my garden.

I really like your triumphators. I saw a couple other colors of these shaped tulips at the landscape arboretum today, and they are definitely going on my list for the fall.

That last one is a very lovely shade, but I can not identify the variety.

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