This is my favourite time of the year, the trees are blossoming, the birds are singing and all the Spring bulbs are starting to bloom. It’s such a beautiful and welcoming site to behold when walking up to the plot and seeing all these bright colours staring back at you, it will never fail to put a smile on my face. I’ve made a mental note to plant more daffodils and tulips next year, the pond is lacking colour during the Spring and I would like to plant more tulips by my entrance because the daffodils look a little lonely there. After a long grey Winter these Spring bulbs sure are a joy and something I look forward too every year.
There is a new pot of Spring bulbs on Plot 15c, one I planted up Lasagne style last Autumn and boy is it putting on a show! I’ll admit now that I planted the bulbs a little later than usual and the snow drops were extremely late at blooming, but the daffodils are simply the most beautiful daffodils I have ever seen and the tulips aren’t very far behind at all! The variety is Narcissis ‘Triandus Thalia’ and they are a stunning white colour with not only one, but three blooms on each stem. I’ve never seen a variety like this before and I was only attracted to it because of the unsual colouring, now I think it’s my favourite daffodil and I want to grow more! The tulip’s are a Double Peony Collection from Sarah Raven and the varieties are Danceline, White Touch and La Belle Epoque. The latter happens to be my favourite tulip and I can’t wait to seem them bloom completely, what I’m seeing so far is beautiful. I’ll have to plant another pot up with my left over bulbs from last year to have a matching set at the top of my path, I’ll be filling the allotment up with Spring flowers!
The tulip trough is starting to get into full swing too with a few blooms appearing, the colours are just perfect and I can’t wait to see them all open up. I do however, think that they are a little early this year. I remember picking tulips the year before last at the end of April just before my birthday and here we are at the very start of April with tulips blooming already. Not that I’m complaining but it was a nice birthday present to myself in previous years! I’m glad that I didn’t miss them though and I’ll be popping up the allotment regularly to catch the tulips and harvest them before they go over. They are one of my favourite cut flowers and hopefully the start of many this year.
Here’s a quick reminder of the varieties planted in my tulip trough: Black Hero, Spring Green, Mistress Grey, Groenland, Apricot Beauty, Belle Epoque, Cairo, Ronaldo and Bruine Wimpel.