Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Pretty ballerinas

My 'Black Jack' and 'Artist' tulips have failed to make even the most timid of appearances. After months in the soil, there is not a bit of growth to be seen. Meanwhile, my old tulips grow away, gracing me with lots of leaves...and no flowers.

But I've had two minor successes.

The first, and most prolific, is 'Spring Green' - a beautiful white and green tulip that my old supervisor, Leigh at Wild at Heart, recommended I grow. It's taken a few years, but I can finally see what he meant!

The other, moderate success is 'Ballerina'. I heard they were beautiful and scented, and the name made me think of my dancer friend, Helen. The big container looked like it had been absolutely demolished by snails a month ago, but a few Ballerinas soldiered on and graced me with this.

The scent is incredible. I think it's the strongest-smelling tulip I've grown.

My last bulb posies for this year, I think. With the last of the scented 'Geranium' narcissi.


  1. What lovely tulips! Like you, I've had some tulips that just didn't appear this year. The ones that did were wonderful but they are almost all gone now. Time for the daisies and roses. : D

    1. Thank you. Oh, I'm glad it's not just me! Oh yes, I can rosebuds all over one shrub...not long now.