Splendid Spring Tulips

It wouldn’t be right to let his time of year pass without taking a a minute or two to remark on what a bargain tulips are for the spring garden.  A small amount of effort in the autumn can produce amazing results in the spring – even in areas where the light is not perfect.  

This year we experimented with more peony style tulips and they have been spectacular – producing masses of rose and peony type blooms in the most heavenly range of colours.  Two of our favourites have been Tulipa Negrita, a lovely, deep pink/purple frilly double flower and Tulipa Mount Tacoma – with huge creamy soft white, double blooms.  We took these photographs after a particularly stormy night which these lovely things have stood up to.  Such a great reminder that an afternoon of bulb planting in the autumn is always time well spent.