I had a look at my purple/white tulip mix and only half of the bulbs have flowerbuds. I pulled the blank ones out to make space for something else. Another variety also only has half of flowerbuds. Not impressed. Still not flowering but my rhododendron is about to flower. 👍 @kez001uk
@ublaszko such a shame but good thing you’re not too fussed about tulips 😛 still would be nice for some to flower though 🤞🏻 oh that’s early isn’t it! My dwarf one is in bloom-ish but the proper one looks ages away
Yeah, I have a dwarf rhodo too. I think it will start to flower when I'm in Poland next week 😁 Tulips are at least 2 weeks away. Very slow to flower this year. Last year they were in flower from mid April to mid May. I'm convinced I ended up with dodgy bulbs last autumn. They will still be pretty the ones that actually flower.
I haven't seen my family in 2 years because of the PhD and after speaking to my mum this week I bought the tickets for next week 😀 My rhodo is white although the flowers open from pink buds. Oh, I spotted my first tulip colouring up today so it might flower before I leave. Also, my camellia flower is also showing the slightest bit of colour on the tip of the flowerbud 😄 @kez001uk
They really are attractive. We tried growing some of these a few years ago along with a few other varieties of fritillaria. The only variety to survive our winter was the michailovskyi . At least one variety made it😊
@suerichards think mine are way behind, even though these photos are from last week. Built up a backlog 🤣 could fill a garden with these and never get bored of looking at them. Although I need some white ones like yours 😋
I like them very much! I need to plant more in autumn as the neighbour's cat dug them out again this winter. Seems he likes to do a wee around them because they were mulched and the ground underneath was nice and soft 😁😁😁
Oh, guess what! I read on on one website that fritillaria meleagris smell like cat pee so it would make sense why the neighbour's cat came to pee on them. Why don't you give your fritillarias a whiff and let me know? 😉😂😂