I was so excited last autumn when I planted my Rainbow Tulips that were a Bakker.com special offer and now they are just beginning to unfurl and show their colours. It’s a little like watching a horse race toa see which colour comes in first.
At the moment Red ‘Casa Grande’ is taking the lead, followed by Purple’ Exquisit’, neck to neck comes Yellow ‘Tropical Wave’ and Pink ‘Queensland’ followed closely …Read More
Just a few days to go and here’s hoping that everyone wherever you are have a lovey Christmas. My tree is decked – the Santas are back on the fireplace and I’m almost ready. My Grandchildren are growing up and the festivities take on a slightly different aspect – where once it was up at the crack of dawn, it’s now a more reasonable hour that the festivities begin – …Read More
I wanted to continue the theme of planting a Bakker Spalding rainbow and thought it would be fun to plant the colours of the tulips in their respective coloured pots.
Now I can’t wait for spring (not that I want to wish my time away) and see the rainbow in its glory.
As I was minus a spare blue pot I utilised a black one and used my blue shoe cream to …Read More
Flowers, flowers and yes more flowers, flowering from June through to November. That’s what you call value for money and in such beautiful colours they will look spectacular wherever you grow them! And guess what… If you look after them over winter they will flower again next year.
For years begonias took a back seat to many other plants in the garden but now with their amazing range of …Read More
Did you know that the lily symbolises the 30th wedding anniversary, meaning devotion? So if any of you gardeners are looking forward to celebrating your 30th wedding anniversary next summer why don’t you start planning now by ordering some lily bulbs and then next year you can present your other half with a bouquet of lovingly home grown lilies? How romantic is that?
This year I have grown several different varieties …Read More
Wonderful or What? I think that the Asiatic Lily ‘Sugar Love’ must be one of the prettiest of lilies. Look closely at the image, how perfect is the shape and the soft colouring of these beautiful pink tipped flowers?
The up facing flowers are making such a statement in my garden in an unassuming way. Thank goodness I grew them in a pot as I have been able to stand them in …Read More
Not a great start of summer – where are those lovely balmy days? I am told they are on the way and I think that today could be one of them, the sun’s shining and there’s a lovely warm breeze. Such a wonderful time of the year to spend outdoors in the garden – all the plants are trying to upstage each other with their variety of colours. I have …Read More
In the middle of April Adrian and I spent an industrious afternoon planting bulbs and are now enjoying what we hope will be the beginning of our flower festival. The first to flower is the Ismene ‘Sulphur Queen’, with rather unique looking flowers in yellow and green. The yellow flowers fade to almost white at the edges and have a lovely striped green throat. Such an intriguing flower with a …Read More
What more can you ask for on a Saturday afternoon? Adrian and I have been planning a get together for planting and today’s the day. Our order from Bakker Spalding has arrived and we are eager to get started. Such a great feeling to get back into the gardening mode after the cold winter days.
Sleeves already rolled up but before we start we’ll spend a little time drinking coffee and …Read More
Hopefully we will soon be leaving the dull drab days behind us and looking ahead to the wakening up of our gardens. For lots of us we will see the return of our much loved favourites that we have protected over winter. But if you are looking to add new and extra colour to your garden take a look at this sensational Asian Lily ‘Queen of the Night’. Such a …Read More