18/10/2013 at 15:48
Lovely ideas, layering tulips in a pot...but BEWARE OF SQUIRREL VANLADISM! I planted up lots of pots of tulips last year, but very soon after planting, squirrels set to work vandalising the bulbs. So, undeterred, I replanted more, taking precautions such as putting rocks on tops of the pots, and burying chicken wire under the top layer of compost. However, I only got to enjoy the emerging blooms for one day...the vandals were back. They had evidently breakfasted on succulent, fresh tulip heads, leaving me bare stalks to look at! So, I draped garden netting over the remaining pots. It didn't look too good! Not sure if I'm going to grow tulips again...
NB... - they don't seem to care for narcissi or other bulbs in the same way :-)