*Now we're used to the idea of picking our own fruit and veg. But a business in Somerset is offering you the chance to snap up your own tulips. It's thought to be the first of it's kind in the country. Tish and Andrew Jeffery bought the bulbs from Holland and planted them in their fields at Farrington Gurney Farm. Cordelia Lynch tells us about when she went to meet them. *
A slice of Holland in the west country. A farm in Somerset is thought to be the UK's first ever pick-your-own tulip farm.
The inspirtion came from Andrew and Tish Jeffery's Dutch friend. That was in December, and it seems England has been a home from home for them.
You can get your hands on a bunch of ten for £2.50.
Among the first pickers today were two ladies hoping to decorate their church. They walked away with nearly £50 worth.
Stephen Van dam, who came up with the idea, has already seen it take hold in the Netherlands. And with the only real cost being the bulbs, there is plenty of profit to be made from picking.
The netherlands export upwards of 100 million tulip bulbs per year and gardeners and parks in the UK buy more than 50 million tulips.
And they dont just look pretty, they're also edible. The dutch ate tulip bulbs during world war 11 to stave off starvation.
You can't plant the flowers in the same place twice, so the couple going to open it up to their cattle to dine on once the season is over in two months time.
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