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In the weekly Growers column Word on the Ground, Jo Munson discusses flowers...

I hope you have all had a happy Christmas. Are you a ‘leave your decorations up until 12th night’ or ‘put them away before New Year’ household?

I must admit, as ours go up quite late, I prefer to leave them as long as I can and last year - because of lockdown - I heard of people leaving them up way into January to brighten the days.

British-grown tulips
British-grown tulips

Another good way to brighten your home is with some beautiful British-grown tulips.

January sees the main season varieties come in to crop. There will be a wonderful range of colours to choose from and more and more will become available as the season unfolds.

Our region is very well known for its bulb growing and tulips are being delivered to shops and florists all around the country.

Jo Munson (51098771)
Jo Munson (51098771)

So, when you’re out and about, have a look in your local shops for the British-grown tulips.

Flowers bring hope and joy in these uncertain times, so to give, receive or treat yourself is a way to bring colour into your home.

Tips on how to get the most of your tulips:

  • Once you get them home trim the stems and give them a good drink before removing the wrap they are in;
  • Make sure your vase is clean – this prevents bacteria build up. Bacteria will shorten the vase life;
  • Change the water regularly;
  • Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources;
  • Move your flowers to a cooler room overnight.

Enjoy your tulips!

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 202.2

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