Tulips are wonderful plants, they come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colours, and with some careful choices you can have tulip flowers from March to May.
They can be planted in pots or in the ground and are perfect for a cutting garden too.
They’re best planted in November (though one very busy autumn I left them until the end of December without any problems) so that the dreaded fire-blight disease, that may be still lurking in the soil, can be killed off by frosts.
All the information for planting, including what type of compost for pots, and how to look after them when they’ve finished flowering is in an earlier post:
Hover your mouse over the photos to see the names of the tulips.
Get planting now and you’ll be so pleased with yourself next spring.
images: Jill Anderson