tulips

tulips

The perennial challenge at this time of year is to find enough of a dry spell to sort out the flower beds ( I use this term advisedly) so that I can plant the spring bulbs.  Tulips I gather don’t mind if they are not planted until November but alliums should really be in sooner.  Problem is that I plant tulips and alliums together.  Hence the current panic to get it all sorted NOW.

Second problem is that many of the ‘beds’ which get the bulb treatment are also infested with Ground Elder and Rose Bay willow herb (both very pretty when flowering but can really choke out everything else). So I remind myself how lovely the tulips look and that it’s all worth it.