Tuesday, 12 November 2013
'Queen Of The Night', 'West Point', 'National Velvet' and 'China Pink'
The planting of the many tulip bulbs has continued over the last two days, as the team tries to make inroads into the huge numbers received this autumn. The spring bulb area, on the Nuffield Lawn, was next to be planted with 100 'Queen Of The Night' bulbs, a black, straight stemmed, single cup tulip.
Next to be planted was the corner border, which has been waiting for its 200 yellow 'West Point' tulips since early October, see blog entry 11th October 'Adding The Royal Blue To The Sunset Orange'.
A further 100 tulips, an equal split of 'National Velvet' and 'China Pink', were added to the large number that have been planted in the orchard since January 2011, which began with an initial 350 bulbs.