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I think I must have planted my tulips too deep

josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
I've never seen this before - petals emerging directly out of the soil before any leaves or stem appear.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267
    Any sign of slugs or snails?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925
    I always get a couple of the early ones like that, they shouldn't be up yet, it’s early for tulips. 
    Maybe those weren’t deep enough. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    I remember years ago AT chatting to an old lady about her tulips and what was her secret to getting them to come back year after year.  She planted them all at least 9" deep.   I suspect that being deep is not the problem.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,324
    I think it is nearly impossible to plants Tulips too deep.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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