Friday, May 11, 2012
Garden without rain
The parrot tulips have been extraordinary this year - the gales and hail and flood-level inundations have bothered them not a bit: unstaked and unfazed they have flowered magnificently. Soon these immense petals with start to drop and that will be it for the year, but for the couple of weeks I have them, parrot tulips are just a superb investment and a joy to observe.
I didn’t plant pink bluebells, in case you think I’m really perverse. They should have been blue, but they came up pink! And in the middle of what I thought would be a lively display of blue on blue on blue - a blue iris that has, for reasons mysterious to me, been eaten by slugs or snails. I've never had iris eaten by gastropods before ...
The All Seasons Gardener at 2:52 AM
- Garden Tasks for May
- 12 months, one garden, one allium
- Garden shame blog post
- April tasks – the blessed pond
- Flocks of parrots …
- April garden tasks
- Growing plants in raised beds
- Primula update
- Planter boxes in full bloom
- The revenge of the bamboo