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30/08/2013 at 10:14

hi all

as you know i am new to gardening,two years ago i got some tulip bulbs and planted them in sets of three bulbs per hole and they all flowered.

so today doing some gardening i went to deep and dugup the tulip bulbs in one place

so went to put them back and found more and then even more i got forty bulbs out in this one spot and most of the bulbs are two inches in size going to put else were in the garden now for next year.

30/08/2013 at 10:24

Anthony, Tulips are nowhere as reliable as daffodils for continuing to flower year after year.    Hope you are lucky with yours! 

30/08/2013 at 11:20

That's great Anthony. I have tulips coming up year after year from predecessor and have lived here 17 years now.

28/03/2014 at 11:35

update on my tulips the ones that i move back in august 2913 have all come up this yeat and every one has a flower on it i am so happy got a line of them up my back path.

28/03/2014 at 13:38

Great, what colour are they?

29/03/2014 at 11:56

Well done Anthony.

29/03/2014 at 12:02

The species tulips will come up every year and flower and flower.  I have a yellow tulip that is on my Roll of Honour for fifty years service in my garden.  It was here when i came fifty years ago and still going strong. - not very tall and yellow.

30/03/2014 at 12:10

hi all . happymarion wow you got tulips still going after fifty years i do hope mine do that . My first tulips to fower are red ,i also havesome black almost but have not opened yet

30/03/2014 at 14:25

Hi Marion, I have some yellow and some red which have been going since I moved here over 30 years ago but they are still in their nappies compared to yours!

30/03/2014 at 18:04

Sarah Raven says if you plant tulips really deep, 30cm deep on a 5cm base of grit they are more likely to come back year after year as they are less likely to try to reproduce. I might give that a try for next year, I'm not overly keen on species tulips.

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