cornwall in colours

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.


  1. margaret21 says:

    A lovely cheerful way to begin the day!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are rather in your face!

  2. More beauties. I’ll be sad when we’ve seen the last of your gorgeous tulips.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Plenty more to come 😊

  3. restlessjo says:

    So pretty! I’m not fond of a mix up either, but these look great. Happy Easter! (bah! humbug?)

  4. pommepal says:

    I do love these vibrant colours together Jude, very cheery

    1. Heyjude says:

      And they’ve been flowering for a couple of weeks now.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Especially since these were free!

  5. beetleypete says:

    Julie bought a bunch of tulips like those yesterday. I think the colour mix works well with that flower.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      The rest of my tulips are rather more subtle – or at least not planted together!

  6. Chloris says:

    What a cheery sight I love them

    1. Heyjude says:

      Can’t get much more flamboyant than these ladies! Definitely party tulips!

  7. Lynn says:

    They scream HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY 😁

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are certainly loud 😊

  8. susurrus says:

    Lovely. I like bright colours and they don’t come much brighter than tulips. I have some yellow and white species ones open today, to my surprise.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Most of mine are open, even those supposed to be late April / early May.

  9. Colline says:

    Your tulips look so beautiful Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Colline. These are very bright.

  10. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh so very beautiful ;D

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