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21 March 2011 20:35:15
Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Giuseppe Verdi'

Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Giuseppe Verdi'

Isn't the weather just fabulous!

Spring is definitely here as I'm sure everyone else is saying in their journals.

Our first cherry blossom and tulips have flowered and the garden is humming with bumble bees.

I planted Pulmonaria (thanks Jacinta and Deborah) and Omphalodes (thanks, Myrlte) today in the bed with my hellebores. I am very pleased with how it is maturing and the pink and blue look very pretty together, I think.

I am also quite pleased with how my problem area, Babies' Hill, has turned out this spring. The daffodils are now all in flower, as are the kaufmanniana tulips. Buddha looks at home up there in front of his bamboo.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 21 March 2011 20:37:32

Rachel, how tall are the kaufmannianas? They're gorgeous.

Myrtle Myrtle 21 March 2011 20:39:55

Lovely photo! You should be well pleased with that display!

Dick Dick 21 March 2011 20:41:35

Your tulips are looking great. None of mine have opened yet.

fran m fran m 21 March 2011 20:50:40

Looking great

Rachel Rachel 21 March 2011 20:55:19

Jacinta, they're only little tulips.

Thanks for the complimnts. I'm pleased enough with my 'messy corner'.

Glassmanden Glassmanden 21 March 2011 21:55:34

Looks wonderful and my wife Martina agrees

rosburke rosburke 21 March 2011 22:13:57

really pretty, looks great

Hosta Hosta 21 March 2011 22:35:23

Great show of colour, love the little tulips.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 March 2011 22:47:11

Sun and more sun lovely display

HeadGardener HeadGardener 21 March 2011 23:48:41

Welcome back Rachel had I known you were away I could have raided that Symplocarpus :-) Not a tulip in sight in my garden but they look lovely in yours :-)

Lìga Lìga 22 March 2011 07:46:52

O,there they're ,,beautiful display with tulips,and daffodils on back,,,look sunny:))

ladygardener ladygardener 22 March 2011 07:55:45

The hill of daffs looks great and lovely tulips havn't any in my garden

Lìga Lìga 22 March 2011 08:19:32

Just looked at bot.g.pictures.I think i will plant my amarillis belladona deeper.And i need that Paeonia veitchii,,so early flower buds,but must be it cost some 100 euros...

,,not so bad only 23.50 at rare plants:)

Rachel Rachel 22 March 2011 10:55:29

Thank you so much everyone. Your compliments have made my day.

Liga, Anna Pavord recommends planting Amaryllis belladonna deepin a pot for this climate. I still haven't planted mine yet as I can't find a deep pot, that isn't wide, to take mine.

Rachel Rachel 22 March 2011 10:56:06

€23.50! Still expensive.


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