I tucked the bulbs inside, covered them in a big blanket of compost and then topped the pots with pretty violas, primroses and autumn colour foliage plants.
When planted up they gave a welcome bit of autumn colour in the garden as it faded from its last blaze of summer glory.
Within weeks we started to get some heavy frosts and the flowers got frozen solid.
And by early December everything was covered with a thick blanket of snow.
I started to doubt that my pots I had planted could not really survive such conditions. I knew the bulbs would be safe as they just doze away tucked up in their bed of compost.
I have been so amazed that not only have my pots survived but have flourished!
Here is the same pot in early March with the primulas in full flower and the tips of the daffodils just beginning to poke up.
And again a few weeks later with the daffodils in full bloom.
The tips of the tulips then started to peep through
and just look at the tulips this weekend...
Even my poor palm was like this in December,
And here is the similar view one month ago
and this below was us this weekend...............
For the last week we have been basking in some glorious warm spring weather here. It has reached 24oc and in my sheltered garden this weekend it felt so hot that even Billy retreated to the shade at times. I have cut the grass for the first time this year and we were even able to have our lunch and cups of tea in the garden in the sunshine. You can guess who also loved us being outside....
Bye for now,