Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Triumph Of This Year's Tulip Displays


Herbaceous Border

For the last month the tulips around the college garden have been putting on a fabulous display and this has resulted in many compliments from visitors and staff as they admire them. 'Amazing', 'stunning', 'wonderful', 'beautiful', 'gorgeous' are just a few of the words that have been used when trying to describe this display.
In the herbaceous border the two tulips that have been admired the most are the dark ones, Tulip 'Black Parrot' and 'Black Hero'.  

Border At The Far End Of The Quad

In the border at the far end of the quad the Tulip Lily Flowered Triump Mix provides a vibrant multi- coloured spectacle.

Corner Border

In contrast, in the corner border a far more calming display is created by the elegant ivory and green flowers that seemingly float above the wallflowers, this Tulip is 'Spring Green'

Urns

In the two urns that separate the herbaceous border the sunshine is created by vivid yellow of Tulip 'Candela'.

Lead Container Besse Building

Within the four lead containers, planted up last October see blog entry 'The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', the perfect, clean white is from Tulip 'White Marvel'.
In the Provost's garden the newly created wildflower meadow is, at present, filled with tulips, 600 to be exact. The mix is made up of six varieties, Tulip 'Sun Lover', 'Atilla', 'Menton', 'Jan Reus', 'Irene Parrot' and 'National Velvet'
Wherever you look the colour around the gardens has gone in to overdrive and this is all because of the triumph of this year's tulip display.

Provost's Garden Meadow


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