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Our village of Hanley Swan has for the last few years held an open gardens during the Early May Bank Holiday weekend. I usually plant tulips in the garden and pots to provide colour and interest during the weekend. This year it looks as if my plans are in jeopardy due to the early spring weather. These pictures show some of what might still be on display.

The pictures are in order of flowering.

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Peppermintstick.

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Passionale

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This one came from my Great Aunties garden.

 

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China Pink

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Queen of the Night

In the raised beds…

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Flaming Spring Green.

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Helmar

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Abu Hassan.

In the pots…

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Prinses Irene.

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Orange Emperor. New this year, it has three buds per stem.

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Spring Green.

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This year the tulips are two weeks earlier than previous years. I have moved some of the ones in pots into the shade to try and delay their flowering until the open weekend.

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Either side of the Summer House doors.

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Red Riding Hood.

In the White Garden.

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Calgary.

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Tres Chic.

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In the Blue Border.

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Ballade

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The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,         Robert Burns 1785.

What is affecting your plans this spring?

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