Last spring and yes I think we did have a proper spring then, I fell in love with some beautiful little botanical tulips at Leicester Botanical Gardens. A batch were duly ordered and planted last autumn and emerged over the winter. However sadly the heavy rains over the last couple of weeks have totally ruined them and although there is a little flower appearing, they are totally battered and most of the flowers are laying on the soil. I do wonder whether it is just the wet season or whether these need a particularly dry well-drained spot to thrive.
|Little Princess at Leicester Botanics|
|Little Beauty at Leicester Botanics|
|My rather sad Little Beauties!|
Over the six weeks since I've been back in the UK, I have purchased a whole range of new plants to fill some gaps and also to replant the front garden which is well overdue. Annoyingly the soil is just too wet for planting, or at least that's my excuse for not getting wet outside.
|My little hoard waiting planting|
|Mark and Keith's beautiful garden near Birmingham|