We’ve had a couple of beautiful days here in Bedfordshire, but looking ahead it seems that we’ll be back to chilly temperatures and grey skies. But at least we’ve had the chance to enjoy a little bask in the sun, just as my tulips have this week.
Last autumn I threw a couple of bags of tulip bulbs in the ground, hoping to add a little more spring cheer into the long borders. I’m really pleased with our mini display, as the colour and vibrancy is a great antidote to the dull days we’ve had to encounter so far this spring.
But on the few sunny days we’ve had, the tulips have turned their faces to the sun and it almost looks as though, like us, they’ve been basking in its warmth.
If the grey, dank days of winter are like a sickness, spring flowers are like a soothing antidote. A remedy back to full health, long summer days full of warmth, light and the vivaciousness of nature in full bloom.