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What to do with the bulbs please?

These lovely flowers are long gone now but I heard you could save the bulbs for next year. What is the best way to go about it please?

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    You can just clear away the dead top growth and leave the bulbs in the pots. If you want the pots for something else, empty them, rub the loose soil off the bulbs  and store them somewhere cool and dry.  If you can hang them up in nets or paper bags, that is ideal.  BUT most tulips give a poor show in the second year and next to nothing in the third.  If you want them to flower year after year, you have to buy the varieties marketed as perennial or species tulips.  (I never buy any other.)  The flowers are a bit smaller and less showy, but I think they are far better value.
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