She’s here!

YOU GUYS! Can you see her? CAN YOU? CAN YOU?!


I didn’t think that any of my tulip bulbs were going to come up. I planted them on the very last day that was possible, and it seems I have got a flower on the very last day possible (32 degrees and a hot westerly blowing today). But she is here. I am SO goddamn proud.


I know it’s just a stupid flower, but it’s MY stupid flower, and one that I have been wanting to grow since I was a young girl. Teenagers have posters of rock stars and the like on their walls but for me? I had tulips! And posters of Monet’s garden. How daggy can you get?!

T3 T4 T6

Also out this week: my Irises. A better colour combination is hard to find.


The BIG question of the day is this: To cut, or not to cut? She should be somewhere I can see her ALL the time don’t you think? Or is that wrong?

  • JoCountrylifeexperiment

    Cut with 32*c and a westerly she won’t be there tomorrow!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      You’re right. Thanks!

  • Tessa White

    Cut.. A single stem base for you to carry to each room you inhabit over the next few days

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Ha! I’ll be like a bride with a bouquet walking everywhere as I go!

  • Margaret Elvis

    That is so beautiful (and so is the iris). I’d cut ‘cos that weather won’t be kind to her. Enjoy while you can……and be proud. xx

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Thanks Mimsie, I will go get her out of this heat now x

  • Emma Steendam

    Lop her off – that weather will not be kind to her. Well done Bev xxx

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Thank you! Will do x

  • Katrina Wilkins

    Once you’ve cut her put a tiny hole in the stem with a pin, just below the flower. It will help the stem to stay straight.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      How clever…thanks for the great tip!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Cut it and bring it inside for everyone to see and it is 39 where I live.Go cut it quick and enjoy it:)

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Hope it’s a bit cooler for you today x

  • Kelpad

    She is a beauty Beth! I say, bring her in!!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Thank you!

  • Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

    More, more summer photos. We’re full of fall here but the nights remind us that a long winter is not far away.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Don’t worry you will have plenty to come in the next few months :)

  • Jackie @ Hippie Mumma

    She is beautiful! When people have a baby you bring flowers… when you have a flower baby what do people bring you?! Bring her inside I say :)

    • BabyMacBlogBeth


  • Tania @ Petit Pixel Design

    I read on a blog post recently of someone who was admiring a rose outside their window and was debating whether to put it in a vase or not…then there was a storm overnight and it got pulled apart in the wind and rain…so I would find her a vase shaped home indoors :)

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      T’was a good idea. I can see them more in the kitchen anyway…I’m in there more than the garden!

  • ahoy.jenni

    Well that was unanimous! Cut and vase.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      I do as I’m told…they are on the bench!

  • Alison von Bibra

    Hi gorgeous!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Isn’t she just?!

  • Louise Owens

    Hi Beth,
    I just love reading your posts. Your honesty and outlook on life is great. Just love that tulip!
    Louise from Read Me

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Thanks so much Louise!