If grown in the right spot, tulips can flower for years on end, adding a splash of dramatic colour to gardens every spring.
But they can be difficult to grow in heavy soil or partial shade, only thriving in a light, free-draining medium in full sun. By planting tulips in aquatic baskets, you can ‘trick’ them into performing well.
Simply plant your tulip bulbs in the baskets and plunge them into your borders. As soon as flowering has come to an end, lift the baskets and leave them in a sunny spot, ensuring the bulbs bake and ripen.
Tulip planting inspiration:
Find out how to plant tulips in problem places, below.
Tulips can be planted between September and December, but planting them from November onwards can limit the chances of them developing the fungal disease, tulip fire.