34 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Good things come to those that wait

  1. Wow, I was coming to visit for bloom day but you’re already a day ahead! Well, happy bloom day then, and happy post bloom day. Wish I could do tulips here, but they really do require a hard frost.

    1. Sorry! I did do my GBBD yesterday too… Shame you can’t grow tulips – though I mostly grow them in pots, hence my excitement that they appear to be popping up OK in the ground this year.

    1. My very first seed potatoes to be precise ;-) I was getting anxious, so many other people have been talking about chitting theirs for weeks now, and mine hadn’t arrived. Now I too have egg boxes full of chitting tatties to plant out later!

    1. Yep! I keep looking at the box of seeds and wondering when I am going to sow them and then where I am going to put them!

  2. oh, time to think about spuds already! must-get-brain-in-gear….
    I had some saved seed potatoes from last year so at least they may well have started chitting on their own down in the cellar!

    1. Saving seed potatoes sounds ideal, I must try that, but I’m a newbie at growing veg on any scale, so everything is my first time!

  3. I put tulips in the ground yesterday. They have been chilled, so with hope, they will sprout and bloom. Looking forward to seeing yours blooming!

    1. How lovely – I am really hoping all these leaves turn into beautiful flowers, I’ve never tried them in the ground here, so fingers crossed.

  4. It’s always cheerful to see the bulbs sprouting! They all seem early this year, I associate Tulip blooms in April, looks like they’ll be in bloom in March :)

    1. Hi guys. I was surprised to see them sprouting so soon too, though at least the earliest are also the tallest, which is something. Mind you, last year they were quite late, though growing in pots. Case of wait and see I suppose!

    1. Hi Esther, its actually Stipa tenuissima, and should be more green but I haven’t got round to combing the dead bits out.

    1. Hi Catmint, I have to confess that I am not entirely sure which I am more excited about!

  5. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, Janet. I had intended to pop over here sooner, so I’m sorry it’s taken me so long. I would have commented sooner had I not decided to look back over your past posts and got so thoroughly absorbed that I’ve now read your blog right from the beginning. You have a wonderful writing style coupled with beautiful photography. I’m eager to see how you get on with your allotment this year, I’m sure you will have lots of success if success is measured by enthusiasm. I’m impressed at the progress you’ve made so far. I’m in my third year now and there’s still parts of my allotment which hasn’t been worked yet. I’m quite laid-back in my approach, it will get done when time and circumstances allow. I’m very much looking forward to following your progress.

    1. Hi Jo, no need to apologise, not when you then go and leave such a lovely comment yourself! I wish I was a little more laid back on the allotment front, I’ve bought so many seeds so I’m greedy for space to grow them in, plus I want lots of flowers for cutting… We’ll see. My theory is that if I get it rough dug all over the really hard work will be done and little and often weeding will keep it pretty much in check. Watch this space ;-) Thanks for reading so much, its lovely to know someone found it sufficiently interesting to want to.

  6. I have noticed that tulips are coming on by leaps and bounds now. I grew Lady Christl last year and am planting her again this year as she was so tasty. Wondering what the other two varieties of spuds are :)

    1. Hi Anna. Glad to hear someone say Lady Christl is tasty! The other two are Charlotte and Anya – all three chosen because they did well in the Gardener’s World taste test. Got to start somewhere!

    1. Hi Alistair, I was particularly thrilled as we’ve never had any success with tulips in the ground before. I planted them out straight from the pots they had been growing in as soon as they had finished flowering – Sarah Raven’s instructions. Now they just have to flower…

    1. Me too fer, they were wonderful last year when we grew them in pots on the patio. I don’t have any in pots this year, so if these don’t flower I will be tulip-free, which will be very sad.

  7. Yeah on the tulips and soon to be planted potatoes!

    Janet, I wanted to say thanks for popping over to my sister’s blog to wish her well. It was ever so kind of you! hugs, tina

  8. I love tulips hope I better success this year, mine are coming through but the snails just love them. Excited about growing potatoes, not done it before, they are *chitting* nicely at the moment.

    1. Ah yes, the snail factor. I’m hoping they are still too sleepy to bother, but I could lose them.

    1. Nope! Except perhaps for being offered free rhubarb and seeing the chilli seeds germinate?

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