Monday, 27 March 2017

In A Vase On Monday - It's Tulip Time - plus a garden update

Hello Everyone,

Well, here we are one day into British Summer Time, and we're having gorgeous weather! And as if to celebrate the sun the tulips are bursting into colour at last. Just in time to be included In A Vase On Monday over at Cathy's blog, Rambling in the Garden.
Planted by my husband, who never labels anything, these could be Sunlover tulips but I can't be certain. I do know, with absolute certainty, that the twiggy foliage is from the black elder, Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'.
Tucked in between the emerging leaves are the dark red flower buds which will, in a few weeks, open out into frothy sprays of pale pink flowers.

Needless to say the warm sunny days are encouraging me out into the garden to spend a couple of happy hours tidying up and noting what's putting on leaf or is just about to burst into blossom. I've also been repotting hellebores and narcissisi ... after a winter of being in the shelter of the kitchen door I thought it was time to put them in a sunny spot.
The pot back left contains dog's tooth violets, Erythronium 'Pagoda' which are just about to flower.

Here's a few other shots taken today.
Pansies planted up at the weekend.

Flowering current, Ribes sanguineum

Celandines, Ficaria verna

Spirea 'Gold Flame'
Lemon Balm

I'd better stop there or this post could go on forever!

Have a great gardening week wherever you are.


Anonymous said...

The tulips are a cheerful sign of spring. Enjoy! /susie

Kris Peterson said...

I suffer from severe tulip envy. It looks as though I'm going to have outbreaks of that affliction on a regular basis for awhile. Yours are beautiful, whatever their name!

Sandra H said...

Wow Elizabeth what gorgeous colours in your garden and thank you for sharing them .......made my day seeing such a lot of lovely blooms and of course your tulips in the vase xx

AlisonC said...

Lucky you to have tulips coming out. Sambucus is one of my favourite shrubs, the flowers and the foliage are both beautiful. It looks as though everything is coming on well in the garden and you've got a lovely bit of sun.

Tina Z. said...

wow, you have a beautiful Spring!

Anonymous said...

Oh you have been busy, Elizabeth! I would desperately like a full day in the garden to blitz all sorts of things, but other tasks and commitments keep getting in the way, as they do. I will get there in due course, but certainly not this week or next! Those tulips are so pretty in this half-open state - what colour are they when fully open?

Eliza Waters said...

So springy in your garden - the orange tulips are lovely!

Carole Pollard said...

Lovely spring vase today and you have a beautiful garden Love and hugs Carole x