25 tulip 'Czar Peter'
I was told you couldn't grow tulips here, because the deer would eat them - but I have been growing them now for 7 or 8 years. The secret? Smelly soap! Buy the cheapest, most perfumed soap from the supermarket and cut it into pieces and scatter them either close to the plants you want to protect, or as I have begun to do, around the perimeter of the garden - this seems to work for me as my garden is quite small. I love growing tulips - such brilliant colour so early in the year is exciting. I love deer too, but not in my garden, thanks....
An artist seeking a simpler life - (but not too simple!)