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Addicted to bulbs ... tulips

09 November 2017 23:33:29

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Mary, you are not alone in your addiction to bulbs.  They bring such joy every spring that I can't resist either and this year tulip addiction seems to have taken hold.

Here's what I bought for my small garden.  Some are to add to bulbs I already have but most are for new excitement.  Crocus 'Blue Pearl', Narcissus 'Jetfire', Iris 'Katherine's Gold', Allium 'Purple Sensation' (as if I didn't have enough already!), and the following tulips:  'Apeldoorn', 'Apeldoorn Elite', 'Ballerina', 'Curly Sue', 'Jan Reus', 'Gavota', 'Red Impression', 'Sweet Impression', 'Holland Beauty', 'Diamond Jubilee' and 'Spring Green'.

Photos are from last spring's display.  Most of the above are still sitting in our utility room but will hopefully be planted next week.  So what has everyone else bought? Tell us please. 

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 November 2017 23:55:24

I also bought Iris'Katherine's Gold'! Joan. (not included on my list) The alliums are fantastic flowers in May. Tulips 'Apledoorn' come back every year (in my third photo). Tulipa 'Ballerina and Tulipa 'Gavota' will last into the third year. Narcissu 'Jetfire', a great daffodil (my second phot) is a fantastic daffodil, early and a good strong stem. Looking forward to seeing how the other do for you. I love the colour combinations in your two photos.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 November 2017 07:59:40

I had T. 'Apeldoorn' a few years ago, but it disappeared somehow. 'Ballerina' is a gorgeous little reliable one and has a lovely shape to it. That's a great selection, Joan. I'll have to go back over my list to see what I got. Most are planted, but I still have some daffs and alliums to plant.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 10 November 2017 13:30:38

I don't know why I don't record the names of the tulips I plant.....but I have put in about 150 this year. Love Alliums and I too get some more each year. Crocus never work for me think they get eaten by the wildlife!!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 11 November 2017 01:07:38

Gosh Elizabeth! 150!!!!

Liztai Liztai 11 November 2017 23:15:15

You know, I think I bought tulips too, but I can't remember what I bought, and I've only a vague idea where I stored them - knowing that you're supposed to plant them 'late' - hopefully next week won't be too late when I find them!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 12 November 2017 10:11:27

Elizabeth,(Liztai) you have loads of time to plant tulips. I planted some late last January and the bloomed beautifully. If I put bulbs away to plant later I can never remember where they are.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 12 November 2017 10:38:53

I have a  load of what I think are tulips I found when sorting out the herbaceous border and I just noticed they are starting to sprout! They are early ones so I guess they need to get planted soon LOL.


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