THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

THE TULIP TALE

26th April 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

The beautiful, ephemeral, and maddening beauty of the tulip…

DUTCH DELIRIUM

Think you might be mad into your tulips as you shell out a fiver for a bag of 20 bulbs? Well, there was a passage of time in the 17th century termed literally ‘Tulip Mania’...

It was a bit like our financial ‘crash’ but had more to do with bulbs and blooms than mortgages. Just before the market collapse in 1637, you could buy a tulip for the equivalent of ten times the annual salary of your average worker. Blimey.

RATING

Easy as

THE DEETS

In Autumn shove your bulbs in for flower in spring - nice and deep they’re biguns.


For more plant tales check out Niks book.