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BIG QUESTIONS in a little voice

1. Is blogger having an off day or wot? Despite trying for ages I could not leave comments where I wanted to wouldn't let me...not even on my own when I tested...

2. Do tulips change colour from year to year? I know I bought red ones, last year they were red ....this year they are YELLOW! I dont particular like yellow tulips ...I am a tad miffed!

3. Has anybody eard the cuckoo yet? I have always heard him when we are lambing ...not this year. Last year we had violets as well... no I know you cant HEAR violets...but they are not about either.

OK...I'll creep away quietly

Posted at 22nd Apr 2008 - 10:33PM   Posted by Snailbeachshepherdess   BIG QUESTIONS in a little voice Comments: 11

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Can't help you with 1
2. Yes red tulips often change from red to yellow, it's caused by a tulip virus. The tulips seem to stay healthy, they just change colour Grr! I've yellow tulips all over my garden.
3. Heard the cuckoo this morning

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 22nd Apr 2008 at 10:49PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar p.s. Violets are out round here (West Sussex)

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 22nd Apr 2008 at 10:50PM

I wondered if it was the soil. For the past three years I've planted white tulips and they've all come up yellowConfused

We've had white and purple violets in flower for about a month now. I haven't heard a cuckoo yet, but we don't usually hear them before May. Swallows have arrived but they're about ten days later than usual.

July will be here before we know it SBS - got your bucket'n'spade packed?

Posted by: @themill on 22nd Apr 2008 at 10:53PM

Mountainear's Avatar No luck with tulips - but i do quite like yellow ones.

Violets - just about. Saw lots 10 days ago in cornwall - perhaps we are just later and colder?

Have only heard a cuckoo once in 5 years - and that was in Vennington - maybe 3 years ago. May time?

How's the lambing going?

Posted by: Mountainear on 22nd Apr 2008 at 11:19PM

Cait's Avatar Violets out here and a borrower at the library heard the cuckoo this morning. A few housemartins have arrived today as well.
I never knew tulips changed colour either.

Posted by: Cait on 22nd Apr 2008 at 11:20PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar In answer to your questions no it just has started a personal vendetta against you and I.

2. How the hell do I know I'm not t gardenenr you need Zoe
or himalyaan blue and any one of the very talented plantwomen on her efor that

3. We have violets but no cuckoos but I am little cuckoo myself if that is any help dear!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 22nd Apr 2008 at 11:22PM

Milla's Avatar Blogger does indeed hate you.
And Un Peu.
Tulips too.
Cuckoos? Don't know, can't help you on cuckoos.

Posted by: Milla on 23rd Apr 2008 at 12:31AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Yup Milla is right Blogger hates you and loves me . . . .tr la la la la. Red Tulpis hate you too and they have all run away and given their beds to yellow tulips. Not heard the cuckoos here yet - but we are about a year behind you.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 23rd Apr 2008 at 01:33AM

Camilla's Avatar Red, White, and Yellow Tulips out here, did not know Tulips changed colour. Have not heard the Cuckoo yet.


Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Apr 2008 at 01:53AM

Ivy's Avatar Don't know about blogger,

Cuckoo: well not yet but usually is here by May 1st

Violets: LOADS of them a neighbour sowed them years ago between her and my garden. She died 5 years ago now they all moved to my garden always remembering me of a very dear old lady up in heaven.

Tulips: yes definitely change their colour. I planted red ones came out pink last year and are a colour between white and yellow this year (like the dog had a wee over them) this year. Not sure I want them there next year.

Posted by: Ivy on 23rd Apr 2008 at 06:54AM

Faith's Avatar Interesting..... we have red and yellow tulips at the moment which look nice together so hope the red ones never change.

I havent heard the cuckoo but we have many violets too now including varigated ones.

Posted by: Faith on 23rd Apr 2008 at 08:02AM

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