Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:17
I keep pot grown tulip bulbs going from year to year, fresh compost each season, and from Spring I feed with Tomato fertiliser. Some varieties are better than others, you learn from experience, I reckon any flowering from year 2 onwards is a bonus. Also look out for BQ etc selling off bulbs at this time of year, I love a bargain.
I like Dove also grow species Tulips, Tarda which is yellow and white does well left in the ground in my garden here in the NE. I also like Turkestana? But that lives in terracotta pots as I believe it would succumb to cold wet soil.