Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:30
Hi, I'm hoping that someone with a good knowledge of tulips can advise me. I planted tulips for the first time two years ago and they alll flowered well in the first year. This year however, while most were fine and even bigger than last year, some had problems.
Some didn't flower, although they produced leaves. So I dug them up and a few had a single small hole bored into them, a couple of millimetres in diameter. These were border plants.
Unfortunately I didn't take any pic's or cut them open as I thought I would easily find information on the internet. However, all I can find is the animals that eat them, and a statement on the RHS site that says slugs can attack bulbs.
Anyone got a clue what it might be?
The other question I have, is about some tulips I had in a pot. They also failed. Again they produced leaves but this time they also produced a flower stem with a bud. But both were weak and stunted in growth and they died. It was a frost resistant pot and this winter has been largely frost free here in Sheffield, with the lowest temperature 2C.