Monday, 9 May 2016

Tulip 'Cum Laude'

Ten Stone Pots

Seven months ago, 9th October to be exact, the ten pots that adorn the steps in the Provost's garden were planted up for their winter/spring display.

Ten Tulips In Each Pot

The summer display was removed and replaced with tulips and pansies. The 100 tulips were chosen especially for these pots due to their name, Tulip 'Cum Laude', Cum Laude meaning 'with distinction, referring to university degrees and diplomas'. Ten tulip bulbs were placed in to each of the ten pots, covered in compost and pansies planted on the top.  

The 100 late flowering tulips have now been in flower for a week, the flower, a beautiful lavender blue on upright stems. The colour, unbeknownst to the team as the tulip was chosen for the name, is the perfect match to the newly emerging flowers of the wisteria that are blooming on the walls and railings all around them. 

Tulip 'Cum Laude'

Late Flowering Lavender Flowers of 'Cum Laude'

Tulip 'Cum Laude' and Wisteria


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    1. Thank you, the team are very pleased with these tulips, such a lovely colour. Regards Ali