Through J.N Hancock and Co I have ordered:
100 Premium Rainbow Mixed Daffodils
Gamblers Pot Luck (end of season run, including probably about 50 bulbs)
100 Split Corona Daffodils
100 Double Mixed Daffodils, and
100 Perfumed Mixed Jonquils.
In the meantime, unbeknownst to me the smaller portion ordered through Van Diemen Quality Bulbs:
200 Mixed Triumph Tulips
200 Mixed Darwin Hybrid Tulips, and
50 Yellow-Purple Blends of Dutch Iris.
We are seriously loopy. At the moment getting down to the ground is very difficult and very painful for me. Getting up again is worse. So between us we have ordered 900 bulbs. Since I discovered this I have been weeding my heart out so we will have somewhere to put them all. We will also have to buy copious amounts of smelly fertiliser for the cats to snort. It is really lucky that we ordered different things. The work will be awful but I hope the results will be worth it. I weed and plant, himself plants. He is much faster than me, so he will be putting in a lot of bulbs this year.
Last year the results of our work in the jungle looked like this:
|Our neighbours across the road hold tea parties to celebrate the blooming of the crab apple each year.|
This year we seem to be planning a bigger and better display. I am more than a little perturbed about the work involved, but looking forward to the drama of the results.
On an entirely different note. Last night I didn't get to sleep because of muscle spasms and pain. So I devoured the Faber Book of Diaries that I had previously been savouring. It was really cleverly presented, itself in diary form, with three or four entries for each day from predominantly English diarists. Some of them I have, some of them I have read, some of them I now know to avoid and others I lust after. And will track down.