Last year for my birthday my mum gave me 50 ranunculus bulbs which were duly put in the ground and were sort of forgotten about. Lo and behold! Nature has worked her magic and given me these dazzling blooms. Ranuncs last really well when cut (some of these are over a week old) and they change so much while they are in the vase. They are truly my favourite flowers, similar to peonies but somehow chirpier. Thanks mum x .