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Rachel de Thame explains how to create space in summer borders by lifting tulip bulbs that have finished flowering, and offers tips on storing them over summer, before replanting in autumn.early summerMore on growing tulipsPlant up a pot of tulips
Hardy tulipsIf you find tulips difficult to grow, you may find species tulips easier. These are quite unlike their large-flowered cousins, which can frustrate gardeners by dazzling in their first year, then all but disappearing the next
.Looking at my garden this morning, however, I realised that we're a bit short of colour at this time of year. I know that within a few weeks the place will be alive with flower but right now it's a little flat.I didn't plant enough tulips last year. Right now
It won’t be long before daffodils, tulips, fragrant hyacinths and a host of other colourful flowers signal the arrival of spring, but if we want summer and autumn to provide similar displays we have to start planning and planting now
The same thing happens every year. I buy my bulbs in good time, and then don't make time to plant them! I've got a huge bag of tulips and other bulbs to be planted, but it will soon be December.Other things got in the way during October, and then I
that will flower at different times.Deep potCompostLarge-flowered daffodilsTulipsDwarf bulbs, such as crocus or irisSeptember - October45 minutesMarch - AprilFill the base of the pot with compost and plant a layer of large-flowered daffodils on top. Cover with a
Refers to flowers having petals with dark edging, eg, some varieties of carnations and tulips.
1) General term for any disease or condition causing leaves to appear scorched.2) Incurable fungal disease affecting tulips.
The collective term used to describe the external floral parts of a flower, which includes the calyx and corolla. In a tulip, the combined sepals and petals are known as the perianth.
of colour and life; in the majority of cases this is to be welcomed. Hooray for the resurgence of tulips, whoopee for the return of the rose and yippee for the arrival of annuals.However, there are some plants which I am not looking forward to seeing again