wendyswonderlandgarden

My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Category: Spring bulbs

Tulips

These are the tulips I have planted this year in pots/troughs with wallflowers that I grew from seed and pansies not grown from seed.

I like to try different tulips each year and like them in pots because in the ground apart from the fact they are likely to rot with clay soil and a lot of rain it means I don’t end up digging up them up when I’ve forgotten where they are.

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Here is a finished trough

Wordless Wednesday – more tulips

My garden on lockdown

Every time I look there seems to be another tree/bush/pot that is looking nice and wanting its picture taken and well I can’t refuse really can I so here’s my latest. If anyone can identify the white daffodils that would be great as I’ve had them years and didn’t keep the packet which is very unusual for me!

Snowy Mespilus

Today’s tulips

Hoping I’m not bombarding you with blogs but I have more time. Can’t imagine why! I think they are more tulip foxtrot but they don’t look much like the packet!

Early April in my garden

I’m just dropping in today to show what’s currently flowering in my garden. It’s different every day at the moment and I love this season where everything is hopefully coming up after the winter rest. It’s mostly been a bit too cold for me to much gardening lately but today I managed a stint. I planted a new delphinium King Arthur which is bright purple I think and a bright pink geranium but not together. I also sowed some seeds in the greenhouse and am attempting to grow roses from cuttings I’d cut flowers that I gave mum for Mother’s Day. Might not work but I’m having a go anyway. I’ve noticed that we’ve had little rain (no complaints – we’ve had a very wet winter) here for a few days so I’ve had to start watering the new plants and containers. So here’s my pictures of what’s currently flowering in the back garden.

Fritillary flowers
Lonely little tulip in the garden, I’m not not sure the variety but every year I buy new tulips for pots and the ones that haven’t performed well get planted in the garden so I think this is one of those!
New scabious planted out last week

Wordless Wednesday- Early February in my garden

Daphne

Keukenhof Gardens visit 2019

I have been wanting to visit these gardens and tulip fields for a number of years as I love tulips and this year I finally got there. Apparently the display is never the same twice and once the 6/7 week opening season is finished they close and dig up each of the 7 million tulips and plant new for the following season. I would not fancy this job. Sadly, it was a cold, wet and windy day with sunny intervals. All pictures are taken on the same day although it properly doesn’t look like it. I think I loved them all but particularly a section which is rainbow themed and looks at different ways of container planting without plastic which is fascinating and I like the wicker basket idea! We went on a cruise of the canal beside the tulip fields first and then onto walk around the amazing gardens. I hope you enjoy the pictures, I took lots but I think these are the best.

 

First daffodil to flower

This is daffodil Minnow and they have appeared in the last few days

Quarry Bank Mill

Just a quick post to share pictures of a spring garden at Quarry Bank mill national trust property in Cheshire and less than 15 mins from my post. Despite this fact this is the first time I’ve actually driven there and I’ve been driving over 10 years. They have a lovely garden fairly recently restored and I’ll definitely be going again soon.

Daddy used to work at Apprentice house in the ’60s, the 1960s he likes to point out and not the 1860s as some people apparently think that’s when people last worked there. Grandma (daddy’s mum) also volunteered in the mill spinning and was there when I visited as a child with school.