Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tulips in St Peter Port

It is not only the countryside which is in full bloom in Guernsey at the moment. The Island's capital, St Peter Port, is looking lovely all decked out in it Spring finest.

I never really appreciated tulips before as they are a seldom seen flower in Brisbane gardens. I expect people can not be bothered keeping the bulbs in the vegetable crisper in the fridge for all those months to plant them out and then only have them flower for a week or two before the Queensland sun bakes them to a crisp.

Wallflowers are another new love of mine. They smell just gorgeous and come in a huge variety of colours.

Those plant pots on the poles are filled with blooms during the Summer months. The pots clip on and off the poles so the council gardeners can rotate them so they are always looking their best during the peak tourist season.

This is the only double-laned roundabout in Guernsey, in fact this is the only double-laned stretch of road on the Island, all one and a half kilometers of it!

The huge flag pole in the middle of the roundabout has been recently refurbished. I'm not really sure what they did but I am glad it has been put back as the roundabout looked a little bear without it.

The kids love the fact it looks like the mast of a ship, crow's nest and all. The tulips will only last a few more weeks and then the council gardeners will be out in force, trimming and weeding and preparing for the new Summer display.

St Peter Port is a lovely place to be when the sun is shining and the flowers are so bright and happy. It is a promise of a warm Summer to come; fingers crossed.


  1. Tulips are wonderful aren't they - big, bright and bold!

  2. Thanks for taking us around your Island - We love Guernsey. It looks gorgeous in bloom. xxx