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I think I must have planted my tulips too deep

josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
I've never seen this before - petals emerging directly out of the soil before any leaves or stem appear.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,942
    Any sign of slugs or snails?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,048
    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 Posts: 29,823
    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.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,592
    I think it is nearly impossible to plants Tulips too deep.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
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