tulip bulbs

hi all

as you know i am new to gardening,two years ago i got some tulip bulbs and planted them in sets of three bulbs per hole and they all flowered.

so today doing some gardening i went to deep and dugup the tulip bulbs in one place

so went to put them back and found more and then even more i got forty bulbs out in this one spot and most of the bulbs are two inches in size going to put else were in the garden now for next year.image

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  • Anthony, Tulips are nowhere as reliable as daffodils for continuing to flower year after year.    Hope you are lucky with yours! 

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    That's great Anthony. I have tulips coming up year after year from predecessor and have lived here 17 years now.

  • update on my tulips the ones that i move back in august 2913 have all come up this yeat and every one has a flower on it i am so happy got a line of them up my back path. imageimageimageimageimageimageimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    Great, what colour are they?

  • ladygardener2ladygardener2 Posts: 340

    Well done Anthony.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    The species tulips will come up every year and flower and flower.  I have a yellow tulip that is on my Roll of Honour for fifty years service in my garden.  It was here when i came fifty years ago and still going strong. - not very tall and yellow.

  • hi all . happymarion wow you got tulips still going after fifty years i do hope mine do that image. My first tulips to fower are red ,i also havesome black almost but have not opened yet

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,490

    Hi Marion, I have some yellow and some red which have been going since I moved here over 30 years ago but they are still in their nappies compared to yours! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Ashleigh 2Ashleigh 2 Posts: 256

    Sarah Raven says if you plant tulips really deep, 30cm deep on a 5cm base of grit they are more likely to come back year after year as they are less likely to try to reproduce. I might give that a try for next year, I'm not overly keen on species tulips.

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