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Decided the garden would benefit from some colour in the spring - am I far too late to consider planting tulip bulbs?! I won't be able to get them in until next weekend...


  • I have exactly the same question! I was behind on planting my tulip bulbs and I'm wondering if I can stick them in now or if it's too late! Glad to know I'm not the only one :D

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,751

    Should be OK for tulips. I only finished planting mine a few days ago.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • HumbleBeeHumbleBee Posts: 105

    Ooh glad someone asked this question as I was wondering exactly the same thing! image

  • Yep, tulips will be fine planted at this time.  They may flower a bit later.  Other bulbs like narcissi and snowdrops will probably only produce leaves if planted now (although some may flower very late) but normal service will be resumed in the following spring, so still worth planting any bulbs you have as they will only shrivel and die if left unplanted.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,199

    As Bob says - Any bulbs will dry out or go mouldy if not planted. I still have a few tulips to put in but I'll have to wait till the ground thaws out. They'll probably go in a pot anyway as the conditions aren't very favourable for tulips here. 

    Most bulbsn will be better the following year once they've had a season of growth. Tulips tend to be short lived, but you'll get a coiple of years out of them at least. 

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you everyone! I'll plant my tulips asap in that case :)

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