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.Β  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. Angela says:

    How sunny and beautiful!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Lovely burst of cheerfulness! Just after I saw your lead photo we went out and almost the first thing I saw was a bank full of yellow flowers. Bit like dandelions but smaller and more graceful. Made me smile. I need to look at these later as my phone doesn’t do them justice πŸ€—πŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸ’•

    1. Heyjude says:

      Coltsfoot maybe? In the queue now and this wind is chilly

      1. restlessjo says:

        Possibly. Bit wild on the roof. I may go and make apple crumble. No custard though πŸ˜”πŸ’•

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    so very sunny and bright and cheerful πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      Bright alright! They do cheer me up.

  4. Jo Shafer says:

    Those pointy tulips make me think they’re lilies. Interesting.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are known as lily-flowered and when fully open they certainly look like lilies. I like them because they are so elegant.

      1. I never thought of tulips as elegant, just Easter lilies. Alas, none of those year as we couldn’t get out to the flower shops.

  5. Can’t get enough tulips at the moment!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh good, because I have more to come 😊

  6. Su Leslie says:

    Yellow is the colour of a smile, so thank you Jude. I particularly love the first shot β€” they’re fab flowers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They have grown on me.

  7. restlessjo says:

    Yes, seal of approval, Jude. Lovely πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. lolaWi says:

    beautiful and cheerful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very springlike πŸ™‚

  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Lovely – tulips always bring a smile. I think that some of the inherited tulips in my garden may be ‘Lasting Love’ – πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lasting Love is rather lovely, now it is a week or so old it has becoming darker and the red is more towards purple.

  10. These are very cheery indeed. Happy days! πŸ™‚

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