Say hello to the heartthrobs of spring. What type of tulip will tickle your fancy? Ruffled? Monotone? Romantic? Striped? Whatever you’re after, there’s a satiny-petalled flower for you. Plant tulip bulbs in autumn to liven up pot gardens and add impact to terraces, patios and borders. Combine them in a bulb lasagne with muscari, hyacinths and daffodils or let them stand out on their own. They’re low maintenance, cheap and - when you’ve forgotten you planted them - a welcome surprise in spring, adding splashes of spirit-raising colour as the season unfurls. Grow tulip bulbs for the butterflies and bees and treat yourself to a few cut flowers, to bring their loveliness indoors.