For my (50 something, eeek!) Birthday today we celebrated by visiting Pashley Manor Gardens in Ticehurst, Kent, to enjoy the last day of the Tulip Festival.
And as I'm in a self-indulgent mood, I shall take you on a garden tour if you'll let me!
I'll let the photos speak for themselves, but be warned, there are a few of 'em!
For that reason I shall share the rest of the best in the next post (and I did take rather a lot so these are just the cream at the top of the milk) - the azaleas, the sculptures and statues, the pots and other pretty and interesting parts of the garden.
Brace yourselves girls!
First, the red tulips
Then the pinks............
the whites and creams and multi-colours..............
and the yellows.
Funnily enough I didn't spot many orange tulips, but maybe I just missed them, although there were a few poked in amongst the reds now I look at my photos - they were somewhat upstaged by the reds I think, which is why I didnt really see them.
I can't decide which ones are my favs, they were all spectacular, although the displays of reds and pinks I thought were particularly beautiful with their under plantings of red bellis with the red tulips, and gorgeous pink forget-me-nots and London Pride (saxifraga urbium) with the pinks.
Which colour tulips are your favourites?
I do hope you enjoyed these glorious tulips, and thank you for indulging me on my Birthday!
Hope you have all had a good May Day Bank Holiday!