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February Favourites

Celebrate the Tulip

The days are getting longer and the weather warmer and there is so much activity in the garden. February is full of anticipation as shoots are sprouting everywhere and it also

sees the arrival of British grown Tulips.

Are they one of your favourite Flowers ?

Although i have not grown many in my own cutting parch this year i must say i love gifting Tulips. They are simple, colourful and affordable they make a brilliant gift.

Fun Facts about Tulips

  • Tulips originate form Central Asia where they grew as a wildflower

  • They were first cultivated in Turkey around 1000 AD

  • Nowadays Holland is the most well know place for tulips

  • The tulip name originates from the Turkish word for " turban " for their similar appearances"

  • Traditionally tulips are the 11th wedding Anniversary flower

  • Tulip petals are edible and can be used instead of onions

  • There are over 3000 varieties of Tulips

Different Tulips have different meanings

White tulips - forgiveness,respect,purity and honour

Yellow Tulips - cheerfulness and hope

If you plant yellow tulips in your front or back garden its known to bring good luck and prosperity to your home.

Red Tulips - eternal love and passion

Pink Tulips - affection,caring, good wishes and love


How to care for tulips

Tulips are responsive to sunlight and continue to grow even when cut, so bear this in mind when choosing a vase for your tulips

Trim your tulips on an angle

Ge them in water ASAP to rehydrate them

Once you got them arranged, Find them a home away from direct sunlight and radiators

Change the water regularly, as will all flowers bacteria can start to build if water is not changed regularly.

Recut stems every 3 days to ensure flower stems take up as much water accessible.


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