Tulip time

Tulips ‘Alison Bradley’ and ‘Brownie’

As Easter brings us snow showers and hard frosts I’m trying to ignore the sad, drooping, brown flowers of the Magnolias and concentrate on the sturdier tulips which are opening all around the garden now. In the Walled Garden we are pricking out vegetable and cut flower seedlings and rotovating beds ready for direct sowing. The Wild Garden is still a delight with later Narcissus, anemones, fritillaries and cherry blossom.