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I just bought my first tulips and I've never heard of tulip fire.. layering in a pot...treating..spring window.. But I am wondering if my march blooms are going to last and when will they bloom next.

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  • I am amazed at the strength of tulips in the ground. For example, I had some very tall tulip bulbs which were planted in an area that was now going to become a path. I dug up the bulbs and planted them elsewhere, then laid a concrete path. Sometime the following year a tall red tulip had grown through the concrete and was in full bloom. How had it pushed its way through the concrete?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,159

    The bog standard yellow and red varieties are very determined. They can withstand all sorts of conditions that the more refined varieties can't. I have a couple of red ones that  have been trailed from house to house with me as I've moved. I don't have anywhere to put them yet and they're languishing in a small pot in a handful  of rubbish soil, yet they come up every year and laugh at me! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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