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Tulips from Amsterdam ~ Tra ~ La


By pamd


12th. April.

I didn’t quite realize just how many tulips I had in the garden. It’s a pity they aren’t all in the same place as they realy would make a spectacular show.

Tulip – Buff Beauty.

This little one above, about 5 inches tall, grows in my gravel garden.

Wrongly planted for the height of the bulb, in a little trough on the window sill, down the drive getting all the wind from passing traffic, hence out of focus, wouldn’t stay still. lol.

Tulip – Queen of the Night

Very similar to the one below.

Tullip – Ronaldo

Also looks good in pot or trough

Tulip – Triumph Gavota

Tulip batalini – Bright Gem

This one is lovely for a pot or even a hanging planter.

Well, there you are. Planted all around the garden, so just a glimpse here & there.
Hardly a Dutch bulb field :o((

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Better than a Dutch bulb field because they are in your own garden where you can see them all the time :o))

12 Apr, 2011


Love that white one last but one from bottom what a wonderful collection you have thanks for sharing.

12 Apr, 2011


they are lovely! i like that pink frilly one and the dark reds but most of all the red and yellow ones; i bought some for my sister that have come up now ~ doubles and a deep purple. i have to try harder with tulips cos i havent been very successfull ~ looking at your photos they are definitely worth while!

12 Apr, 2011


Thank you Hywel, Yes I do like the white ones sixpence, I grow them under the silver birch trees, Sticki I very often buy them to put in pots, then get fed up with them & pop them in the garden hence they get spread around a bit.

12 Apr, 2011


What is its name Pamd please.

12 Apr, 2011


i have planted some in the garden but they either dont come up at all or they are rather poor; i wonder if the squirrels eat them; i shall try them in pots next time.

12 Apr, 2011


Mine are ok first year but then they seem to not do as well, only one of the pretty double pink ones i had last year has come into flower, think i'll take them out the pot though maybe not deep enough for a second showing...:o(

12 Apr, 2011


You have some really nice Tulip's the Gavota one is lovely,I have a few tulip's but I find them hard to grow except in pot's.

12 Apr, 2011


What a lovely display of colour, Pam - they are all quite different. I haven't grown any for years. Do you leave yours in the ground all the time or dig them up each autumn ?

12 Apr, 2011


lovely colours..even better dotted around the garden to brighten other parts up..i have some just come into pots..:o)

12 Apr, 2011


Sixpence, I'm sorry but that is one that has been in the ground for a few years & dispite several ways of labeling the labels still disappear. Sewingkilla, the ones I grow in pots are very deep pots, usually ones that have had a clematis grown in and Mariek, some in pots some in the ground. Sticki I'm not sure about squirrels I only get the odd one now & then.

12 Apr, 2011


♪ ♫ ♬ tra la.... lovely mix of pics .. :o)

13 Apr, 2011


Very nice selection of tulips.....Looks lovely :-)

13 Apr, 2011


Thank you all. ~~

13 Apr, 2011


You do indeed have some beauties ... my favourites are definitely the white (second last) and that gorgeous deep ruby red!

19 Apr, 2011


I have only just seen these pics Pamd.
It reminded me - about 4 or 5 years ago my son brought me some tulip bulbs from Holland, in a bag marked "Black Frilled Parrot tulip" or something like that. They have bloomed beautifully eversince - - - bright yellow!!!! Ha!! :-))))

18 Jan, 2013

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