So Happy Groundhog Day - if that's an appropriate greeting. If groundhogs lived in England, right now they would have no shadow - it's very dull and damp, but it is warmer than recently (about 4oC). So hope that is a bit of a sign since we've had more snow this winter - not much by many people's standards - three weeks of snow cover and then two more bursts than any year I can remember since 1963. And there's so much I want to do - new sandbed for one. Still tomorrow I want to get some more seed sown so that I'm pretty much up-to-date when the NARGS seed arrives. And in the last three weeks the tulip seed sown last year (most germinated OK) are mostly starting to show above ground. All I've got to do now is keep them growing on, getting bigger for years! Any advice on how long it takes to get tulips from germination to flowering would be very welcome. Species include T. bifloriformis, T. talievii, T greigii and T. kauffmanniana.