Sure, I do know we’ve barely had a summer time and it’s a bit miserable to be speaking about spring bulbs so quickly, however August is an effective time to purchase in order for you the utmost selection. Then again, in case you are ready to attend there are nice offers available in November and December. I are likely to do a little bit of each – get my anchor colors early – after which add some extras later.
tulips in magazine
I’m additionally attempting to develop extra varieties that may reliably perennialise. Nice Dixter is superb at this and after I visited not too long ago, Fergus confirmed us their tulip retailer the place they preserve the tulips as soon as they’ve been dug up from the borders. They’re then cleaned and people of dimension are replanted within the autumn. The benefit is that when these tulips are combined in with the brand new bulbs you get flowers of various sizes and top which seems extra pure than when each tulip is of an analogous top.
Fergus Garrett
tulip storage at Great Dixter
I’ll put my new purchases in pots and add final spring’s saved bulbs to the borders the place I’m now getting dependable reappearances – particularly with the viridiflora tulips, the aromatic orange Ballerina tulips go into the woodland space the place they give the impression of being fantastic among the many spring flowers. If I’ve received area I may even dig a trench within the vegetable backyard and plant any leftovers in it in order that I’ve received some for reducing tulipstulip and euphorbia
tulips in pottulip ballerina
tulips in border

The submit Talking Tulips first appeared on The Enduring Gardener.


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