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Paul436Paul436 Posts: 1

a friend has just returned from  Amsterdam with tulip and lily bulbs.  What advice can you give me to prevent them being wasted  


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,833

    Plant them and hope for a miracle image  The lily bulbs might do something ... as for the tulip bulbs, it all depends whether they flowered this spring or last .......... image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,071

    I've just potted up  a few lilies that I got reduced locally. They're already showing through. They won't make a lot this year, but will next year. Get them potted and keep them somewhere sheltered. Don't let them dry out, and they should be fine.

    As Dove says - plant the tulips too, but they may not do much next year. 

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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