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Monday, 20 April 2020

IAVOM ~ " I Am The One And Only"




I did say when commenting on Cathy's post last week that I would not be cutting any tulips this spring for 'In A Vase On Monday' so I will eat my words. This is the one and only tulip I will not have any guilt for beheading. It's the sole survivor of a collection that were planted in a container. There has been other foliage but no other flowers this spring so the contents of the container are imminently heading for compost.



I'm not completely sure of the variety but think that is probably 'Havran'. In the milk bottom vase some sprigs of a euphorbia that has appeared of its own accord.
I like euphorbias but dare not touch them. I was struggling to remove more of the lower foliage as I was wearing gloves nut in the end gave up on this task. Meanwhile you can see from the photo below that I will have some tulips this year - below is a glimpse of things to come.



With a special thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for making Mondays more fun. She is showcasing an elegant tulip in her vase this week along with a cuckoo as a companion. Do have a peek!

23 comments:

  1. Your one and only made it then...and I hope you are without the 'burn' blisters of euphorbia. I like thedressing of chippings on your pots, what a smart finish.

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    1. Thanks Noelle. Definitely a gloves on job as I have iffy skin at the best of times. The chipping are Kelkay horticultural grit which I use to top dress all my snowdrop pots. This year I treated my autumn planted bulbs and the squirrels stayed clear πŸ˜‚

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    2. Thanks for the tip Anna. I do use a little grit round some of my low growing plants in the garden, and this week I realised how some of it disappeared...the birds are using it!

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  2. You've taken the photo of the solo tulip with a particularly beautiful and intriguing affect.

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    1. Aaaaaaaw -thanks for your lovely compliment Lucy. I'd like to claim that I know what I'm doing with my camera but I don't 😘

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  3. Such a rich and beautiful colour, your one and only! Love it! Amanda https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2020/04/these-are-few-of-my-favourite-things.html

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  4. The colour is rather sumptuous indeed Amanda - the same shade of colour that I wore as matron of honour when my sister got married so a favourite πŸ˜„

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  5. If only tulips were most reliable - I must confess to not even trying to regrow any of my potted ones, although this year I am going to try with Exotic Emperor as I have realised that the one under the holly must be that although how it got there I don't know (probably via the compost heap, though!). Lucy is right about that photo -it's wonderful! This year's pots of tulips look promising too. Thanks for sharing, as always

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    1. Yes Cathy if only you could count on tulips to be perennial. I think that I've been holding on to that hope for too long πŸ˜‚ As you know I like the flowers but don't like the leaves and I think my tulips always sense that. From now on it's going to be a maximum of no more than 6 pots a year ...... maximum !

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  6. I love the deep color of your "one and only" tulip, Anna. Euphorbia is tricky as I was reminded of last week when I cut some of mine back, carefully - or so I thought! I had a rather itchy rash for days on one wrist.

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    1. It is a rather beautiful colour Kris. I hope that rash has cleared up. I just simply dare not risk skin contact with them so have never bought any euphorbia plants even though I am seriously tempted.

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  7. It’s certainly the day of the tulip.

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    1. There's rather a lot of them about at the moment Sue πŸ˜„

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  8. I love that deep maroon tulip. I have never had much luck with growing tulips but I do love those "black" ones. Very Lush!

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    1. Thanks LadyJicky. It is indeed a most delicious dark shade. I wonder if you have a blog as I would like to visit but there doesn't seem to be a link to you if you do have one πŸ˜„

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    2. No I do not have a blog ..... I am just a garden nut in Australia!! lol

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    3. Always pleased to meet another fellow garden nut - perhaps you will take up blogging some time in the future and share your favourite plants πŸ˜„

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  9. It's a beautiful dark colour and the rest will look wonderful in the pots. I have a smug feeling today as I've been tidying and emptying pots with nothing but weeds growing in them. It all looks much better.

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    1. I know that feeling all too well Alison! You are entitled to feel smug πŸ˜‚

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  10. lovely tulip - and it looks splendid in that milk bottle! I haven't seen such a fine milk bottle for years one for years. Your tulips to come look tempting. Love them at that stage!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. The milk bottle is allegedly a school milk bottle and I have a set of three bought from a most interesting antique shop in Rye. They were my holiday treat to myself a few years ago. Tulip flowers are indeed most appealing in their early stages of unfurling. The tulips in the pot have progressed amazingly quickly in this week's warm weather. I tried to take a photo of them last night but my camera has decided to play up.

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  11. It is a beauty - shame the others didn‘t flower. I find tulips in general pretty unreliable and also had just one dark red one appear from a whole pack. It may appear in next week‘s vase if it survives the wind! ;-)

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    1. I wish that the others had played the game Cathy. Fingers crossed for your one and only. Hope to see it in your vase next week.πŸ˜„

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