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Can I plant tulips seeds in the spring / summer

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,261
    To be honest I have no clue, if l had to guess l'd say poppy.
    I think the general thinking is to just throw them away and put it down to experience. 
  • @Lyn

    I guess I'll give them a go! What have I got to lose??? Haha! 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,596
    Poppy seeds are round.
    give them a try, as long as you don’t let them lose in the uk😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,293
    Just for future reference, never, ever order seeds or plants from unregulated websites and suppliers.   You may inadvertently import some deadly disease, parasite, bugs that will decimate plantlife.    

    Always buy from recognised seed suppliers and nurseries who follow strict phyto santiray guidelines about plant health and sources and observe quarantine where needed.


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • @Obelixx that's a good point! Never occurred to me. I think I might just chuck them out. Can I put them in the normal rubbish bin do you think in the plastic bag they're in? I am just not going to risk it....
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,596
     Perhaps you should dump them then.  Obe is right, Being an adventurous type where seeds are concerned, I’d need to know, but not planting them out in the garden. 
    I wouldn't  consider buying any seeds from China though. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Yes @Lyn
    I think I will dump them. 
    It wasn't obvious from the Ammazon listing they were from China, but I guess I'll put it down to experience. Like I say, as a beginner, it never even occurred to me, but I know now. 

    Just for future reference, how do I know if a seed supplier is regulated? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,293
    They're in UK or Europe and have their own websites.   They are regulated by UK/EU rules.   Outside of this area seed companies have to go thru all sorts of hoops to get sanitary certificates for imports and exports. 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,261
    You're better off sticking to UK firms like Suttons, etc. Chiltern seeds for more unusual ones.
    Never mind, we've all made mistakes  :)
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,343
    Plantworld have some interesting seeds, also Chiltern, or Crug if you want unusual plants.  However there is no such thing as blue tulips or strawberries, or the rainbow roses they photoshop. Sorry.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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