8 July 2020 Spring and Summer Garden Glimpses – Wonderful Wednesday

This is the second post in a series of glimpses from our spring and summer garden. I hope you enjoy the photographs and the occasional historical titbits from the 8th of July post.

Maretha Botha at Fauna Park Tales

This WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY highlights the wonder of tulips, well-known in most gardens in the United Kingdom. Tulips are amongst the most popular of bulbs, valued for their brilliant flower colours and shapes according to the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society). Their flowering time is usually between March to May, so they are not around for long, but while they are in bloom, they are spectacular! The obvious thing to do would be to stagger their planting time between October and November so that you can look at them for longer. Also, if you’re particular to have certain colours, you’ll have to make sure that you marked your bulbs clearly. (I don’t care too much for such detail, I’m just glad to have a few in my garden to admire).

The tulip has a fascinating history and is originally from Kazakhstan where they grew wild in the mountains. During the 16th century…

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