THE TULIP TALE

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.

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