Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:48
Hi Verd, agree with everything you say about Tulips. I don't know why the growers and GCs don't promote them as annuals... it wouldn't hurt their sales.
Altho' mine are expendable I give them one more chance to flower. 2 years ago they were translocated to the vegetable bed to flower if they choose to. About 1/3 to 1/2 did and I use these for cutting. I grow my runners on top of them so as to not lose the space. Last year's tubs of tulips have been moved out of sight to behind my outbuildings, again in the hope that they will give me some cut flowers.
This year's new offerings will be potted up in the next day or so.