Tulips have fallen prey to the unseasonal weather

This week’s blog is by volunteer gardener, Rachel Everett…

“Visitors to the gardens may be surprised to see that all the planting has been cleared in the Parterre that overlooks the pond. The colourful display of species tulips and primulas has unfortunately fallen prey to the unseasonal weather, unlike those in the planters and borders in the Cloister Garden and the Upper Walled Garden, which were protected by the ancient walls and continue to flower in full bloom.

“It took an army of students and volunteers a whole day to clear the bed and although we did it with a heavy heart it was necessary to prepare the area for the next seasonal planting. The spent plants and bulbs were shared between the gardeners, and everything left over will be composted on site.

“While many tulips will reflower for several years, species tulips are not so reliable which makes them tricky to include in new designs. The team here at Aberglasney work hard to give visitors the best possible experience with imaginative planting schemes. You can rest assured, however, that sustainability is always one of the many considerations that the gardeners face before implementing any changes.”

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