PLANT OF THE WEEK

TULIPS

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Garden -

It’s got to be tulips this week – any va­ri­ety, any colour, they all add to the gai­ety of gar­dens. Orig­i­nally from the moun­tain­ous re­gions of cen­tral Asia, they made their way here to the UK via Turkey and the Nether­lands in the 17th cen­tury.

Tulip ma­nia in Hol­land led to sin­gle bulb val­ues at their height be­ing worth 10 times the av­er­age work­ing man’s salary.

Thank­fully to­day this beau­ti­ful flower is very af­ford­able and, with more than 3,000 va­ri­eties avail­able, there’s a colour and shape to suit ev­ery taste. En­joy now and plant some more in Novem­ber, ad­ding drainage to heav­ier soils for bet­ter re­sults.

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