Tulips at Orchard House, New Buckenham, South Norfolk
It was not possible to include photographs of the tulips mentioned in my article in our Newsletter No 78 (The Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition). As tulips are nicely in flower now and it’s almost time to think about ordering bulbs for planting later this year, here are my photographs of some of the tulips mentioned.
I planted up two tubs of tulips. ‘Princess Irene’ – a single early – to be placed either side of the front door. Its orange petals and purple ‘flames’ are set off by the colour of the house brick. A pot of double late, raspberry-striped tulips. ‘Carnival de Nice’ was planted to act as a later infill and found a home in front of Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’. Orange tulip ‘Ballerina’ was planted to thread its way through a small sheltered border where there is little spring colour.
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