Saturday, 14 June 2014

purple sensation in the cherry orchard


I love Alliums.


The confidence of the balls of colour popping out like fireworks from the undergrowth never fails to make me smile.


I'm not very good at growing them though, which is why I am impossibly happy to see them newly underplanted in the cherry orchard of the Alnwick Garden.


50,000 of them!

19 comments:

  1. Alnwick gardens is one of my favourite places on earth, it's a few years since I have been. Those alliums look fantastic!

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  2. Hello m'dear. They look amazing- what inspired planting. You could recreate that in some stitchy goodness...
    Ax

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  3. Oh my. A cherry orchard with all of that thick beautiful grass AND those stunning purple alliums. Does it get any better? I can't imagine how it could. Cherries are on of my all time favourite fruits, absolutely delicious. What a stunning spot.

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  4. A cherry orchard, how wonderful. I wonder how they keep the birds off.

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  5. There are so many creative gardeners out there. What a great idea!

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  6. WOW, that purple really stands out against the green. Beautiful.
    Anne xx

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  7. I've gone allium overboard this year, need to get the pictures up on the blog, I actually got a great selection of bulbs at Lidls last autumn, all the popular varieties. I highly recommend!!!

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    1. ooh thanks for the tip, I shall look out for them next year x

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  8. I love alliums too. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Oh don't they look amazing! I, of course, have had a guided tour of Alnwick Gardens courtesy of a very distinguished resident (!)

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  10. Oh wow! Stunning!! I love them too :)

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  11. Wow -- aren't they gorgeous! I wish I'd been there are allium time!

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  12. I love them too - and I love the Alnwick garden (happy memories!). xCathy

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  13. Blimey - that is a lot! I've never had any success growing them either, but that would be a sight I would love to see too.

    Nina x

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  14. Hi, Tess! So lovely to catch up with you after our travels! We go back a few days ago after a wonderful time with family and days out & about. :o) DAZZLING images--what JOY all these alliums! Happy Summer Days to you & yours ((HUGS))

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  15. That was a labour of love. And they'll multiply won't they?

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