At the end of last summer I bought a fairly large zinc planter, the aim of which was to plant orange begonias in for the shady courtyard in summer. Meanwhile I filled it with spring bulbs. First it was full of the lovely dark purple Iris reticulata ‘Dijt’, followed by a few random narcissus from the previous year and now 30 tulip bulbs that were free with my bulb order from J Parkers. I have no idea what kind they are other than ‘long stemmed mixed pack’, but they are very beautiful in shades of red, pink, pale ivory and purple. Normally I am not a fan of mixed bright colours, but these seem to work well. The needle-like foliage from the irises that flowered in February provide a nice contrast to the wider tulip leaves.
Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.