Each day brings a new tulip to admire at the moment - & I'm really not sure if I could tell you which is my favourite!
The tulips grown here are tall with strong stems & very different to the ones usually seen on sale in the supermarket. Often they open flat in the sunshine & close when the light changes. They last well in a vase.
Here are a couple of pictures of my favourite today - the flower measures 8.5cms high.
The Speciality Tulips have come on fast this week & these are a few we've been cutting this morning. It's said fresh tulips 'squeak' when you touch the leaves & these certainly do!
There are many varieties of doubles, parrots, even multi headed tulips growing in the Cutting Garden. We plan varieties & planting position to give a selection to cut from mid-March to late May.
These are a few of the tulips I'll bring to Loch Arthur Farm shop tomorrow, Saturday 8th April. I'll be there between 11am & 2pm to sell our country bunches & posies. So why not come along & treat yourself or someone you know who would love our gorgeous fresh flowers? The Loch Arthur Cafe & Farm shop (at Beeswing near Dumfries) is excellent & worth a visit.
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.