Even hubby, who is a gardening virgin, had noticed that they were closed until the sun shone on them, and then they slowly opened into all their beautifulness.
Of course, I can't remember the name as I've thrown the packet out, but I'm fairly certain they're a Lily tulip. I bought the bulbs in the autumn as I was really taken by the picture on the packet.
Aren't they just so so pretty, although I have to say they are much taller than I imagined they would be so I probably could have balanced them a little better in the garden. Hey Ho!!! they make an impressive statement.
Finally, here is the inside of one.
Just a little variation from my normal posts. Hope you've enjoyed it, x