Thursday, 2 May 2013

Triumphant Tulips

Ronaldo & Jimmy

Back in November 2009, the team started to plant tulips in large numbers in areas of the college gardens. Every Autumn since more tulips have been added to the original planting and this year, following the long, cold Winter, the tulips are giving a spectacular display. A first time display is being provided by tulips 'Ronaldo' and 'Jimmy' which can be found flowering in pots on the steps of the Provost's garden, Ronaldo, a deep purple-maroon and Jimmy, a dusky rose.

China Pink & National Velvet (Provost's Rose Garden)

China Pink & National Velvet (Orchard)
In the Provost's rose garden and the orchard, the tulips 'China Pink' and 'National Velvet' are providing a wonderful display. Extra tulips have been added since the first few hundred were planted, some 300 added over the two sites during the last two Autumns.

Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'
In the Gloucester House gravel garden another new tulip is also in flower. Planted last Autumn, Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder', beautiful  mauve-pink flowers,becoming paler towards a large, bright yellow centre.

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