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a double late flowering tulip, is in flower right now. It looks particularly fine in lead planters, or surrounded by a slate mulch or, as in this garden, planted in clumps through mounds of cranesbills. Repeat it over again in groups of 15 to 20 bulbs and keep bright colours at a distance. If the sky is dull and overcast, this pink actually smoulders.