Talking tulips - Willow's top ten
Choosing tulip bulbs can take me days, sometimes weeks of deliberation. Do I want stripy, miss-matched madness again? (more than likely.) Or maybe a change this time and we go for something soft; some calming pastels, a sea of whites? But then I do Iove colour so surely something stronger and bolder would be best... a vibrant Venetian mix would be very life-enhancing ... Maybe this year, I make my life easier and go for an already-designed collection? But that’s too easy and surely I should come up with my own fabulous concoction? As I said, it takes weeks.
If you have endless bulb catalogues stacked up on your kitchen table like I do, you’ll be aware that time is ticking and we’re going to need to get the bulbs in the ground soonish - but unlike daffodils and hyacinths, we have got until November to plant - but then there’s the risk having made the list that your chosen ones are out of stock. I’ve whittled down my favourites hoping it might make your decision-making slightly easier.