Tulips make perfect cutting flowers; filling vases in spring with your favourite blooms. More people will appreciate them as they will be on show in your home; leaving some in the garden will draw people’s attention. They are fresher and last longer than supermarket flowers; growing your own or buying local flowers is very important, 95% of flowers sold in Britain are imported. This should be discouraged.
I have chosen four different types:
- Pink Impression
- Menton Exotic
A cutting flower patch is invaluable in a garden. The bright flowers attract wildlife and bring interest to flower borders. The vivid colours will pop against the greens that appear in spring.
Purchase your bulbs in late autumn; tulips should be planted after bonfire night (first frosts) to prevent tulip fire.
When planting, place horticultural grit in the bottom of the trench/container, surrounding the bulb itself; this will help prevent the bulbs from rotting and give the blooms a chance at reappearing next year.
[not own pictures].