I love tulips. I love the big blowsy parrot tulips, and the frilly peony tulips. I love the unusual colours. Tulips are never half hearted – if they’re going to be a colour, they do so with verve and energy and I love them for that. But at the same time, they can be so simple – a vase of white tulips has such purity of colour and form.
I saw these wonderful yellow tulips and treated myself – this was about half the bunch. Then a friend came for lunch on Easter Sunday and brought me another big bunch – she obviously knows my tastes! So for the last week I have had these wonderful bursts of yellow all over my house and they’re making me smile. On sunny days they catch the sun and seem to glow from within – and when it’s cloudy and dull they add a splash of sunshine.