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My tulip barrel
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:33:57 PM »
The barrel was bought cheaply from a nearby garden centre that was closing down and is now stuffed with tulips some of which are now in flower. A colourful addition to the patio outside the shed.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 09:02:13 PM »
Looks good wonky dont think you can beat a good wooden barrel planted up look miles better than these plastic planters they sell nowadays ...

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 11:02:00 PM »
Yes I agree entirely Scary much better than plastic. I was able to buy three of the barrels when the garden centre closed so 2 are in the back garden at home and the tulip one is on the allotment. I think they were a tenner each so pretty good value for something that should last quite a few years. One of them came with a Camellia in it plus there was a load of decorative stone and slate chippings in them included in the price.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 12:09:16 AM »
You usually only get ONE for £30 - more often than not even more in garden centres.

I've got two with Arum lilies in - they look smashing, I'll try & dig up some photos when I get a minute.
 

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 11:27:14 PM »
The tulip barrel is looking even better and there are still more tulips to come.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 11:35:18 PM »
Lovely display Wonky, I have a tulip barrel too, all red in mine, barrel is on it's last legs so I'll have to find a spot in the garden for the bulbs after they die down.
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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 11:38:39 PM »
Thanks Annette. We have a few red ones in the garden at home which are beginning to make a striking display. Some nice dandelions too!!

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 12:13:57 AM »
The tulip barrel is looking even better and there are still more tulips to come.

Beautiful Wonky - I love those lilac coloured ones!  ThU5:-)
 

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2015, 02:10:15 AM »
A few more have opened and a few more to come.....

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 09:48:42 AM »
Gorgeous!  clap:-)
 

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 10:49:23 PM »
 clap:-) Nice one Wonky looks very nice and colourful we have got some in boxes on the wall a nice splash of colour after winter.  ThU:-)

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 07:35:51 PM »
I think the purple ones in the centre that are now opening are the last ones to show.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2015, 09:45:10 PM »
Absolutely beautiful Wonky!  ThU5:-)
 

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2015, 09:55:03 PM »
Yes, really lovely, your barrel of tulips is giving you a beautiful display, and a lengthy one at that, great job, my barrel of fringed red tulips have long past their best  ss:-(.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2015, 11:44:18 PM »
Just the purple ones in the centre left now but still that's about a 6 week display in total.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 11:12:05 PM »
The tulips disappeared weeks ago but after the hanging baskets were done at home there were 6 petunias left over which have now made their way down to the allotment to provide a bit of summer colour in the tulip barrel.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2015, 10:36:54 PM »
Found a few stripey petunias on the poorly shelf at the local garden centre so they have been added to the tulip barrel at the allotment.

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2015, 10:41:26 PM »
I have two more barrels at home which have just been planted identically with a selection of marigolds. I'm quite pleased with the result!

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2015, 10:47:58 PM »
Nice!  CThUpD:-)
 

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Re: My tulip barrel
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2015, 08:06:31 PM »
Lovely, that. Like a cottage garden in a tub.

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