To pick or not to pick. Well I did in the end because we had 36 hours of rain and the tulips were lying horizontal in pots in the garden. I mixed T. Rococo with T. Black Parrot and Euphorbia robbiae and put them in a plum coloured jug which works rather well with these exotic colours.
This is a close-up of the two tulips and below is a solo image of T.Black Parrot which is my current favourite.
And on a practical note I lifted a clump of Sedum autumnalis to divide up for a project on the allotment. A compost loo was installed at the end of a long, narrow patch of land. The idea is to line the walk to it with two full herbaceous borders on either side of the path. Since I love dividing up herbaceous plants I am enjoying lifting and making freebies from my garden here. Sedum is one of the easiest plants to divide and it’s a favourite so I am pleased to be passing it on in this way.
From the plant above I made about 15 small clumps now planted and they’ll grow to the size of the one divided by the end of this year. Perennial geraniums are another favourite that are easy to divide as demonstrated in an earlier post on geranium-psilostemon/.
There are many herbaceous plants that divide easily or that self seed and I’ll blog a list for next week for sun and shade sides in a garden. It would then be possible to fill a couple of borders that would look lovely all summer and to give you stock for making the beds bigger or starting new beds each year.