Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:24
Do you have any cats in the garden? One of my neighbours cats has a penchant for tulips. She doesn't eat them, just chews the stems, about two inches under the flower. Not always does she chew right through so I often come home to pots of tulips with heads hanging by a thread. Other times the blooms are in the bottom of a pot. Both my neighbour and I have caught the minx a it.
I'm warned every year and neighbour raises her puts so they are pretty much out of reach. I try to cover adjacent pots so the cat can't sit and nibble but she will sit in mt night phlox, alyssium or even campanulas to reach.
She's had red, white, pink angelique and yellow so far this year.
Not sure it's a common problem but if it's not birds?