Wordless Wednesday – It’s like magic!


Back in the autumn thousands (~200,000) of bulbs were planted in the Pleasure Grounds of Wimpole by the gardening team.

Wimpole’s June Bloom


The sacks included various species tulips, camassias, honey lilies, alliums, irises and gladioli


Now in June, the effect is really quite beautiful, especially against a backdrop of yellow buttercups, blue speedwells, yellow rattle and flowering grasses.


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18 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – It’s like magic!

  1. How heavenly. It’s interesting to see how the presence of the spring bulbs brings a ‘simple’ grassy area to life. This the sort of planting that inspires me to plant more bulbs in the rough grass.

  2. Gorgeous. I always forget about camassias until I see them flowering in other gardens. I’ve made a note to self for autumn bulb purchases.

    • I’ve been particularly impressed with the Camassia Alba in the mixture. They are the strongest/tallest in the long grass, although they are flowering marginally later.

  3. So pretty! I bet it is buzzing too.

    • Yes, it’s a living tapestry which changes each time I go in. Today there were more gladioli and irises out. I am sure that you are right about the buzzing, but it has been so wet and windy for the last week in the east of England that the insects are just not on the wing at all.

  4. Julie says:

    How very beautiful Allison, 200,000 bulbs sounds a real labour of love but absolutely worth it.

  5. karen says:

    Wow, what a wonderful sight. I must order some more camassias. They look so lovely though long grass.

  6. Tina says:

    So, so pretty!!

  7. Eliza Waters says:

    I love flower meadows – this one is beautiful!

    • It has been wonderful to see just how transformative bulbs in rough grass can be to the atmosphere of the place. Plus they are unexpectedly emphasising the colours of the trees and shubs in the pleasure grounds too.

  8. Those Camassias are just wonderful. You can never have enough bulbs.

  9. Cathy says:

    What a superb meadow! I bet it makes you feel so proud that you helped create it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • In the autumn it never feels like we will get them all in in time, but they are definitely worth the ‘tulip hand’ and back aches when you see the results. Happy to share.

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