I have always liked tulips but have only ever had the plain ones. I planted this bed with some bulbs I bought at a garden centre a couple of years ago.
Nice basic flowers that look good in a vase. Last autumn I was tempted by a bulb producer, Peter Nyssen to invest in some fancy ones. I didn't buy a lot as I wanted to wait and see how they turned out.
Well safe to say over the last few days they have begun to flowers and I am totally and utterly smitten. The flowers are just gorgeous and I will be investing in loads more this autumn.
One has yet to flower but looks promising, It is a Parrot variety of the type you see in all the amazing old Dutch masters paintings.
The remainder are all in flower now and I am delighted with my purchase. What do you think?