November, Tulip planting time, is JUST around the corner. Sarah Raven et al have huge discount on their Tulip stocks, likely for a very limited time only.
This weekend is a time slot for buying a bag or two of them and getting them in the ground.

Tulip trials At RHS Wisely

Tulip trials At RHS Wisely

Plant pointy end up at least double their own depth, though some say at least 30cm. If your soil is heavy add some grit to the planting hole to stop them rotting.

ROSEWARNE GARDENS GREAT DIXTER - TULIPY GORGEOUSNESS

TULIPY GORGEOUSNESS

Once flowered leave the leaves on for at least 6 weeks to rejuvenate the bulb.

ROSEWARNE GARDENS-GREAT DIXTER-TULIPS/GRAPE HYACINTH

TULIP AND GRAPE HYACINTH

I plant them as a cutting annual and if they come back year after year so much the better.

ROSEWARNE GARDENS-GREAT DIXTER-TULIPS IN THE LONG HERBACEOUS BORDER

TULIPS IN THE LONG HERBACEOUS BORDER

Photos from RHS Wisley’s Tulip trials this year (2015) and Great Dixter

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  • Rose M Griffith

    I’ve never seen the pointy tulip–it’s gorgeous. Where I live the deer think tulips are appetizers for them, so we glimpse them for a day and then, poof, they’re gone!

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