Tulips - flowering fail
I caught the very end of a bit of TV news where a tulip grower was bitterly lamenting this cold spring. He said that flower initiatioin had failed because of the very cold weather and now, it was too late in the year for any blooming.
Needless to say, I raced outside and fumbled feverishly amongst the tulip foliage and nope, no sign of incipient buds for me either.
Having around 3000 on my allotment, the tulip season is one of the great highlights of my growing year. I know the bulbs will be OK (next year) but what a dreadful downer.
Am I being a terrible pessimist (this has never happened to me before) and can anyone shed any light on this phenomenon.
This has been an awful spring - bits of Norfolk have dropped into the sea as a result of relentless battering easterly winds!