cornwall in colours: golden yellow

More tulips I’m afraid. Along with some other yellows in my garden at the moment.

West Point Lily-flowering tulips

I wasn’t sure about these pure yellow lily-flowered tulips when I first saw them opening, but they have definitely grown on me. Their star-shape flower when fully open in the sun is striking.

When the sun shines through the tulips they look like glowing goblets.  Particularly noticeable in this pot below (Whittallii, Brown Sugar and Ballerina)

But also under the Willow tree this Epimedium catches the light and not only do the tiny orange flowers glow, but also the new 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. pommepal says:

    Those tulips just glow against that black background they are gorgeous. What a beautiful selection you have jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I tried some different ones this year PP. I usually get a Sarah Raven collection, but they can be expensive. I decided to play about with single colours in separate pots so I can move them around. And see which colours I prefer.

      1. pommepal says:

        So do you throw the old ones out after one flowering? I don’t know much about tulips but love seeing them in masses borders or pots. Reminds me of our time in Canberra and visiting Floriade

        1. Heyjude says:

          I keep the largest bulbs and plant them again, but they aren’t always successful and usually come back with a smaller flower. We don’t get the baking heat in summer or the real cold in winter that tulips prefer. Most people treat them as annuals.

        2. pommepal says:

          Those are the Canberra weather conditions so no wonder they did so well there

  2. Nothing to be sorry about. It all looks stunning! Thanks for brightening my afternoon, Mel

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for the visit Mel.

  3. What a gorgeous collection!

    1. Heyjude says:


  4. margaret21 says:

    Why exactly are you apologising? These are glorious.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Er… because I always go a bit tulip crazy at this time of the year.

  5. carylbeach says:

    The spiky yellow tulips are fabulous!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They have grown on me and they are the purest yellow colour imaginable. Like a sun or a smiley face!

  6. Sue says:

    Gloriously glowing!

  7. Cathy says:

    Never apologise for tulips – we can’t get enough of them. ‘Westpoint’ has long been a favourite here – and it seems to persist year after year as well in this garden.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Do you have them in the ground? Mine are pretty much all in pots, I might leave these alone and see what happens next year. Or remove in September and put fresh compost in the pot.

      1. Cathy says:

        They are 80% in the ground. The ones in pots I take down to a wild area in the garden after the foliage is dried out (that’s a bit of joke in itself – all the areas here are wild!)

  8. beetleypete says:

    Nothing wrong with tulips, Jude, and the shots are first-rate too.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I go out every day to photograph the tulips Pete. They change with the light and their maturity. What was greeny-white yesterday will be pure white today!

  9. I’ve always thought there is something extra cheery about yellow flowers. Maybe it’s from growing up with the wattle trees signifying the end of winter.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I guess here we think of a host of golden daffodils as heralding spring.

  10. bushboy says:

    Such vivid colours Jude 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      If only we could have this colour during the winter months!

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