First tulip to flower this season

by Wendy Syddall

It was lovely to have the time yesterday to get some gardening done and see how things are progressing. I potted on my sweet peas that I sowed in October and are now about 1 feet high, weeded, cut the lawn edges and planted out an alstroemeria from the greenhouse. I hadn’t realised it was a hardy plant so doesn’t need the greenhouse space it was taking up and if it dies I have another exactly the same staying in the greenhouse for now.

I’ll leave you with a picture of my first tulip to flower this season. I love tulips and like to try different ones each year. I grow them in pots mainly but they don’t seem to last beyond 1-2 years.