This post is really by way of a thank you to the lovely members of the Midlands and North West Flowers From the Farm who made the journey to join me for a Joy of Spring Flowers Workshop last Wednesday. A classic spring day with our table set in our building site come workshop, come home, and lulled by the warmth of the day time flew – and somehow I forgot a few names of the tulips I had grown in my cut flower garden! Hmm, but those who know me, this will come as no surprise! As always lulled by a new colour, shape or texture, when I started out making my spring garden, somehow their names seemed secondary. But always thinking and reassessing this journey through flowers, I now realise the huge meaning of remembering the name of a tulip. It’s ridiculous, of course you need to remember the name – it’s what the flower is, what it means and feels is not just about the colour, texture, shape and place in an arrangment, it’s a part of the history of the Tulip. Anyway, feeling slightly shamefaced, I wanted to thank you all for your patience – and now I can confirm the names of those I missed last Wednesday, as well as a few not included in my notes! The missing names were: Tulip Sapporo, Tulip Ballade, Tulip Antraciet, Tulip Flaming Purrissima, Tulip Havarn, Tulip Charming Lady, Tulip La Belle Epoque, Tulip Elegant Lady, Tulip Up Rosar, Tulip Black Hero, Tulip Apricot Parrot, Tulip Peaches and Cream, Tulip Montreaux and Tulip Carnival de Nice.