I’ve brought home my first flowers from the plot. Big, bright red, Darwin tulips. I bought these really only to fill the space below my fruit trees, they were cheap and I hoped cheerful, but they’ve become my favourite ‘cut and take home’ flower from the allotment. There are more dainty and sophisticated varieties of tulips out there. Compared to say, white ballerina tulips, these are like the equivalent of 80’s red painted fingernails and lipstick, but I love their gaudiness.
They look stunning when they open to reveal their full brash colour. They may have no scent, but they brighten up the house beautifully.
Another very welcome flowery sight on the plot is the blossom on my plum tree – yay! I’m eating lots of rhubarb crumble at the moment, which is lovely, but in my opinion, nothing beats plum crumble. Come on you bees, lovely nectar, come and get it!