I visited Great Dixter with The Best of English Garden Tour on Tuesday and had a very inspired and erudite tour of the gardens lead by Siew Lee Vorley, Assistant Head Gardener at Great Dixter. The motto at Great Dixter, we learned, was "Deny Yourself Nothing." I had never heard that before but it was very appropriate. Great Dixter is all about trying new plants and experimentation. One of the benefits of England's cool, and late, spring was that all the tulips were near peak in the gardens. It was clear that they had denied themselves no tulips this year, especially the red ones.