I have fallen madly and deeply in love with these tulips. I never knew that something as simple as these little spring bulbs would make me so happy, I could honestly sit there all day just staring at them! I think tulips have to be my most favourite flower of all.
And there was me having second thoughts back in November when I was planting the bulbs, thinking that it might be a waste of good space growing tulips when I could be growing vegetables instead. Oh how glad I am that I decided to fill the trough with tulips now! Especially these beautiful varieties from Sarah Raven, I am so in love with the tones and colours of the petals, my favourite being the Brandy snap mix and in particular the double bloom tulips called ‘Belle Epoque’.
Now it’s just the tough decision of whether to keep them up the allotment growing happily in the trough where I can sit and watch the bees enjoying them. Or whether to cut them and bring them home to brighten up the house? I just wish I grew more of them!