The unpredictable winter weather is forcing the Keukenhof flower gardens to plant ever more bulbs to guarantee a colourful display between March and May, NU.nl reports.
The number of bulbs used has gone up by 30% in the last few years and for this season some seven million were planted between the beginning of October and the end of December.
‘Extremes in temperature are becoming more frequent and nature is reacting. It’s 12 degrees at the moment and the first shoots are showing. It’s only early January so that is relatively soon,’ Keukenhof director Bart Siemerink told NU.nl.