We love tulips as they appear magically several months after we planted those beautiful bulbs so full of potential and promises.
Some of the tulips we planted last autumn have ended up looking striped which reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream.
They provide masses of different colours and varied petal shapes, some even show off their frilly cut edges. We plant more each autumn so our stock is increasing slowly but we also lose a lot each year to winter damp and viruses. Planting new bulbs will carry on every year. Some are extra special such as this one with frilled edges to its petals where they turn from pink to yellow.
Here is a set of photos showing a selection of those we grow for you to enjoy.
By early May most of our tulips will have flowered and then dropped their petals. All the early herbaceous perennials are waiting to take over for months.