Time to tiptoe through the tulips

Whilst commercial tulip production is virtually a thing of the past in the UK their popularity as a garden flower is boundless.

Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 3:03 pm
Updated Friday, 14th September 2007, 11:07 am

The range is incredible with a colour, range, and form to suit all tastes.

Whilst planting can be delayed till end of October I urge you to make your plans and order - NOW.

As ever, be adventurous in your selections and suggest you study the many catalogues etc. available.

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Remember to buy top size bulbs and plant at least four inches deep. It is best to wear gloves when handling any quantity as they can promote a skin rash.

To help your selection may I recommend TARDA, a really dwarf multi-headed white/yellow star and for a stately border gem DREAMING MAID - mauve/silver markings. BALLERINA - apricot/tangerine of elegant form, and, unusual for tulips, fragrant.

PS - The UK is still the world’s largest producer of daffodil bulbs!