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Breathtakingly Beautiful they are the ultimate showpiece in the garden. This is a handpicked collection of the absolute favourites this season.
Save your Tulips and plant them after Mother`s Day up until Queens Birthday in mid June. That way the soil temperature will have cooled down and the bulbs will be much happier in their new soil home.
You may have heard that Tulip Bulbs needs to be chilled (stored in the fridge crisper) All our bulbs are grown in cold enough conditions already so they are ready to plant straight in the ground.
Be sure to give them the best start by preparing your soil with lots of organic matter. That means well broken down compost and manure and mix it through the soil before planting.
Remember to plant them about 15cm or even 20cm deep with the pointy end up. They do need good sunshine to flower well, so avoid putting them in a shady spot.
You can plant them about 10-20cm apart but if you want a really impressive display like you see at Floriade and other garden shows, you should plant them closer together.
Remember when they have finished flowering, dont make the mistake of cutting them back. Unlike other plants, bulbs need this time to feed the bulb ready for next years flowers. So let the foliage completely die off before you remove it.
Once you first start seeing it sprouting above the ground is the time to start fertilising with a complete liquid fertiliser (like Thrive) or granules.
No need to fertilise them when they are dormant underground.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to part Shade
Well drained & crumbly although will often grow well for one year in heavier soils if you are looking for a one off display.
Use a complete liquid fertiliser like Thrive once you see it sprouting above ground and continue to give it a feed every 2 weeks till the foliage has completely died off.
Alternatively you can apply a granular bulb fertiliser when you see them sprouting above ground. Be sure to water it in.
Early to mid Spring.
If you are in a cold area with frosts you can leave the Tulips in the ground till next year. But if your area is a bit wamer, you can going to need to dig the bulbs up once they have totally died back. Brush off all the dirt and remove the shivelled stems and store them in a dark dry cupboard.
As you approach Autumn next year, transfer them to the fridge crisper for 6-8 weeks so that they get their chill treatment which will trigger them to flower again when you plant them.
Plant them in a cooler part of the garden perhaps on the South Side of your house with light shade. This is only for growing in warm areas.