The yellow tulips still look fantastic in their black pot in the garden and it must be three weeks since they emerged. The ones I cut last week for the house changed form opening to a huge flat windmill flower and I much prefer them closed as they are here in this image.
On the kitchen table is a pot of the cultivar Tulipa greigii Red Riding Hood. I’ve never grown it before and I am enjoying the striped brown and green leaves and varied tones of tulip heads as yet un-opened.
The cut flowers for this week are the Spanish bluebells out a month earlier than usual.