Six on Saturday | In the Pink

After a week away I was shocked to see how much had grown. Nearly all my tulips are in flower and all the Muscari and Narcissi are over. Cooler weather in Cornwall, but that doesn’t appear to have slowed the growth.

So another Saturday and another Six. (NB in case you are confused by the title, ‘in the pink’ is an expression that means the peak of health or an optimal state’) although there is a lot of pink in this post.

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It’s hard to choose this week. So many tulips demanding my attention, but other flowering plants too as you can see. The nicest thing is that several of these are a surprise – the anemones are from a few years ago and must have ended up in the compost, the osteospermum are from cuttings after the original plants grew too straggly/died and the pretty Greenland tulip popped up in a raised bed unexpectedly. Now that’s from years ago! Tulipa ‘Caviar’ on the other hand is a new variety for me this year and rather lovely. Though not that dissimilar to my ‘Purple Ladies’.

It appears that I have two robins visiting my garden and one or the other is always happy to accompany me whilst I am weeding, singing a happy song (the robin that is, not me). Got me wondering if it is only the males that have the red breast?

As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Six on Saturday


  1. equinoxio21 says:

    Compliments on your tulips. We’re going to need some tutorial from you. All ours died. Eaten by ants and a variety of mishaps… 💐
    Have a nice week-end.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, no! That’s sad.

      1. equinoxio21 says:

        It is. We’d stored the bulbs all winter, they looked all right. Probably had too much sun here. (Mexico). Plus the ants. We’ll look for another spot. (With other bulbs…)
        Take care.

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