Bring on the Trumpets!

It’s not even March, yet clusters of daffodils are already starting to bloom, heralding spring’s approach with their glorious golden fanfare. Continue reading “Bring on the Trumpets!”

November in the Garden

Our garden is not much to look at right now. Ade has prepared it for the spring; he’s pruned, cut back, tidied up and planted bulbs, but there is little of interest at this time of year.  Continue reading “November in the Garden”

Tulip Fever

‘Tis the season for tulips! The front garden is crammed with them, we’ve got pots on the patio bursting with them and how handsome they look!


This year, Ade’s grown several varieties including ‘Dreaming Maid’ (above), ‘Pink Diamond’ and ‘Apricot Beauty’.

What’s really lovely though, is that the ‘mystery’ tulips that I was given by a kindly gardener in Soho last spring, are also beginning to pop through. These bulbs were destined to be thrown away by the council after they’d flowered last May. We were more than happy to give them a new home, and it’s a pleasure to see them flourishing.

How are your tulips doing?