The second flush of Tulips are starting to arrive, including the gorgeous Belle Epoque and Queen of the Night, The colours are endless and so vibrant. with singles, parrot, frilled and doubles opening daily. I have also planted some Rembrandt Tulips which haven't shown their faces yet but are eagerly awaited.
In more Tulip related news, I visited The Old Vicarage at East Ruston this week where Alan Gray and his team have planted a stunning 18,000 Tulips. I can highly recommend it, the combinations and colours are flamboyant and fabulous. This year he has planted a lot of fringed varieties which I think I will take on board for next year including some unusual colours. He uses combinations of shapes, Lily shaped with a Fringed and Parrot in vibrant colours all mixed together. Obviously the way I grow is different in that I keep varieties together to make cutting easier. All being well I should have plenty of Tulips at Snape Maltings next Saturday.
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.