Holiday Time.

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We have just returned from an enjoyable holiday in Cornwall.

Seaton Cornwall.

Staying at Tregrill Farm Cottages, owned by Peter and Diane Bellamy, who previously  lived near to us in Worcestershire.

My holiday reading (along with my blog list), I was attracted by the title, it perfectly describes my gardening philosophy.

We visited gardens (More of these in a later post), which of course led to some retail therapy.

On Gardener’s World on Friday night ‘Monty’ in his list of jobs for the weekend mentioned dead heading tulips.

Oh well back to it….although it will be a day off tomorrow visiting the Malvern Spring Show, which is right on our doorstep (More RT?)

Tulip Time Plans 2017

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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?