|In the garden after a hard pick for a spring wedding.|
|No, the ladders aren't an escape route!|
|The beautiful 'Irene' parrot tulip.|
|The super, 'Super parrot' in full chaotic open mode!|
|Tight buds of 'Rococo', 'Falling in Love' and 'Uncle Tom'.|
|All ablaze with 'Westpoint', 'Ballerina', 'Rococo' and 'Uncle Tom'.|
Preparing for spring 'tulip weddings' and events.
And of course tulips make delicious snacks too! Here they are with scoops of dessert creams.
|Orange, hazelnut and cointreau syrup cream on 'Irene' tulip petal.|
|Eton mess cream on 'Falling in Love' lily tulip petal.|
|Violet syrup and blackcurrant cream on 'Lilac Perfection'.|
When I cut tulips for the vase I'm always amazed how much they continue to grow, so just to feed my curiosity, I measured the growth of a 'Blue Parrot' tulip over a week and it actually grew a heady 17cm in 7 days!
Farewell you luscious lovely tulips and adieu until 2014!