Tulipa

There can surely not be another group of flowers with the history and passion of the Tulip. In the wild days of 'Tulipmania' between 1634 and 1637, tulips were all the rage, making and breaking fortunes. Nowadays things are much calmer but tulips can still stir passions. There is huge range of shapes and colours available to suit every taste, from the small and subtle species tulips, to the big and bold garden varieties. Generally tulips are fairly straight forward to grow, requiring any good garden soil so long as it doesn't get too wet. If it is practical it is best to dead head the flowers as they go over and to lift the bulbs when the leaves have turned yellow and store them until late autumn. Tulips do not need planting until November-December, any earlier and frost may catch the young growth. Plant garden varieties 15-20cms deep and the species 10cms deep. If you are leaving the bulbs in the ground from one season to the next it is best to plant them deeper.

Tulipa

<p><span>There can surely not be another group of flowers with the history and passion of the Tulip. In the wild days of 'Tulipmania' between 1634 and 1637, tulips were all the rage, making and breaking fortunes. Nowadays things are much calmer but tulips can still stir passions. There is huge range of shapes and colours available to suit every taste, from the small and subtle species tulips, to the big and bold garden varieties. Generally tulips are fairly straight forward to grow, requiring any good garden soil so long as it doesn't get too wet. If it is practical it is best to dead head the flowers as they go over and to lift the bulbs when the leaves have turned yellow and store them until late autumn. Tulips do not need planting until November-December, any earlier and frost may catch the young growth. Plant garden varieties 15-20cms deep and the species 10cms deep. If you are leaving the bulbs in the ground from one season to the next it is best to plant them deeper.</span></p>