Woke up stupidly early to the sound of Columbia Road flower market setting up in the dark outside and before it had even opened I was out buying tulip bulbs, the plan being to grow them densely in pots of a single colour with annuals on top, probably starting with nasturtiums and getting more and more adventurous.
Unfortunately the bags, while helpfully marked with the colour, don't have the variety name on them so I'm going to have to nip out later to take a note of the names. And buy some ridiculously over-priced clay pots to grow them in. Should really buy some grit to mix into the compost too but the garden centre's too far away and I have a broken foot.
In the meantime, here some photos of my germination triumphs and relative failures so far, starting with a fantastic crop of the only yellow Dianthus in nature, knappii