We seem to have moved from winter to summer without a break in between. One minute it was horizontal rain and a northerly gale, next balmy sunshine.
I could get used to it.
This rather glamorous bouquet went out as a transport/packing trial yesterday. It is a sultry mix of tulips queen of the night, rococo and a double form of Princes Irene along with a deep red wallflower and some hornbeam.
I grew the double orange tulips as a replacement for orange favourite - a glorious orange and green parrot tulip which would be the ideal tulip (gorgeous, long blooming, scented) were it not that its stems have a habit of snapping about 2 inches down from the head. It seems to be a fault line rather than a case of the head being too heavy. Unfortunately this orange one has the same fault - both are scented of freesias, I wonder if the snapping stems are genetic too.
I popped the three sturdiest looking stems into this bouquet, hoping that the hornbeam twigs and wallflowers will keep them safe, but they obviously can't go into a non-trial bouquet.
The search continues . . .