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.
Here is a finished trough
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!
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.