13 May 2008 12:32:32
The best of the tulips
This is Lorraine updating on the garden to date:
The tulips seemed to turn very quick this year - this was the ones in the containers - but we have realised the yellow ones are diseased so we have to dump them all - you certainly would not think it to look at some of the pictures though.
Last weekend - we finally got the sweet pea supports up and planted the sweet pea that has been in the greenhouse since February. I am trying some old varieties and hope they look and smeel terrific when they are come up.
As i mentioned - some of the tulips have already gone - but there are a few parrots left to come up and in bloom. we re-assessed the colours that came up early, marked what can be moved when its ready to and noted what colours we have to buy and where to plant them - already i am looking forward to the catalogues with the tulips - LOL
I was very impressed with the two tone Muscari - its adds great colour to the garden. there are still some of the daffodils out - which is a great splash of colour.
The Hyacinths have all gone just about and i cannot wait to dig the ones in the containers because i had scored them underneath to see if we can get more to grow - so watch this space.
I did a complete weed out of the flower garden - took hours and was painfully slow - but worth it (i hope).
The boss (LOL) was in the vegetable garden making sure we dont starve this summer - the birds are picking all his shallots and he has the patience of a saint re-planting them - fingers crossed his latest trick works in keeping them off. The dogs are patiently waiting by the potatoes with their pound of Kerrygold - at the ready and will dive in as soon as they can - LOL.
The potatoes have finally started to show - the poor man was starting to worry about having to put up with my bad cooking throughout the summer too! at least with a plate of spuds you can have a decent feed and not get it wrong! ;-)
Hopefully he will give us an update on his vegetable garden later, if we can pull him away from this terrific gardening and golf weather,