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Never really taken to growing tulips, but, last autumn decided to give them a try, thought you might like to see how they did, this may just inspire you to have a go too!!


Hope you enjoyed our selection, as you can see they come either pale and interesting, bright and beautiful, dark and mysterious to just simply gorgeous, so then, something to suit all tastes………

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lovely collection there dotty, i love them and only had a few this year but will have more next tiem , great pics to ;o))

24 Apr, 2010

 

Gosh San that was quick, not watching the footie then....lol glad you liked them.

24 Apr, 2010

 

Lovelyselection there ... I'm becoming a Tulip fan too, since I was given 'Negrita' and 'Shirley' varieties. One 'Negrita' (purple) one snapped on the stem, I put the bloom in a glass of water and can't believe how BIG it'sopened up! : o )

24 Apr, 2010

 

I always like to see lots of tulips and they come in so many colours,shapes and sizes now. You have a lovely show there Dd........

24 Apr, 2010

 

On Gardeners World last night they showed a gorgeous white one called 'Honeymoon', I think I might need some of those for next year !

24 Apr, 2010

 

Grand show there Dots.

24 Apr, 2010

 

You have a wonderful variety Dotty, I like the ones with the striped leaves.

24 Apr, 2010

 

You don't do things by half, do you? Some real beauties there. ;-))

24 Apr, 2010

 

Brilliant Dotty...some great varieties...onwards and upwards !

24 Apr, 2010

 

They really are most beautiful, Dd! They look just like the illustrations in a bulb catalogue! You didn't cheat, did you? LOL!

24 Apr, 2010

 

great photos..

24 Apr, 2010

 

We were only saying tonight how many more tulips seem to be about this year!

Great pics.....

24 Apr, 2010

 

Lol Balcony I am flattered, changed the setting on my camera, sometimes it does help to read the manual.......BB thanks, another addiction I am afraid....Barbara it's all or nothing, lol...Megan forgot to put a white one on, will add it tomorrow,
Dawn, Elsiemay, Val, Lincs, and Megan glad you all liked them.

24 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely varieties....I got a few new ones this season too....

25 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely specimens there Dotty, looks like you'll be continuing with them. Will they all re-grow next year? I could be wrong but I think some don't, hope all of yours do. Did you see the frosted ones on GW last Friday?, I like the red and yellow goblet type but have to say the frosted ones were quite special. Max bygraves, Arr that takes me back lol

25 Apr, 2010

 

Is it best to remove tulip bulbs when they have died back? Do i have to wait for them to die back completely or can I remove bulb and cut to base of leaf once the flower head has fallen away? So many questions.....

25 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely blog, Dd and amazing photos too.

25 Apr, 2010

 

lol dotty was just having a quick catch up before film lol, its getting harder to keep up now we are all in the garden working ;o))
Dan you need to let them feed on the leaves before cutting back a few weeks and also feed them along with daffs when flowers are gone so you get good flowering next year, its up to you if you take them up or leave them in, im not sure which to do myself yet, richard takes his up and puts in paper bags, then hangs them up like washing out of the way which i though was a good idea, keeps them dry to ;o))

25 Apr, 2010

 

tulip bulb mustbe baked in sun as much as possble-they love it

25 Apr, 2010

 

nice tulip colours.

25 Apr, 2010

 

You have a lovely collection DD. :o)

25 Apr, 2010

 

Just caught up with this blog, Deida. Seeing your latest photos made me decide I must try some next year! I will have to put them in pots though so will start off with just a couple :)

25 Apr, 2010

 

dotty... Gee your getting your D`s mixed up

25 Apr, 2010

 

Whoops, so I am - Sorry DD2 :) My excuse is my sunrise outing this morning!!

25 Apr, 2010

 

Gee I have been called worse...lol OddB San has answered your question, we get ours up and store them in the shed, we also grow several in pots as well, as a back up, I shall still buy more this Autumn,(just in case we lose some) a little tip to all if you have squirrel problems plant them with hot chilli pepper....it works. Heron I did see the ones on GW, and they are on the wish list, glad someone remembers good old Max lol
Thanks all for your comments.

25 Apr, 2010

 

you just can't beat the beauty of tulips :)

26 Apr, 2010

 

Good pics Dotty :o)

26 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks San, Derek & Dotty.

I shall be leaving some in and most up in bags I guess but may put them in sun as well on some days during summer!!

26 Apr, 2010

 

I call that 'going overboard' - and I'm very glad you did - they're beautiful. I've got quite a few in pots this year and dithering about whether to plant them or not. I remember the Marchioness of Salisbury saying you should plant them at least nine inches deep for them to reliably survive. Anybody else heard this?

26 Apr, 2010

 

OHs job he says they should be planted two and a half times the size of the bulb.....thanks TT Grindle and Wagger.

26 Apr, 2010

 

I saw the frosted Tulips on GW this afternoon. I thought they were lovely, too! I'd love to have some of these on my balcony! LOL!

27 Apr, 2010

 

this is the first garden where I can plant lots of bulbs and I am 'slowly' increasing the ones I grow.
there are some beauties here dd2. and some that I am growing too. :o)

27 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Seaburngirl, have just noticed there are some more to come, so will tag them on later.

27 Apr, 2010

 

wagger- at nine inches deep hte bulbs will no get baked in sumer- no good i thinkin- dd2 seem to hav rite thinkin- if you wory bout frost,dig htem up in autum- i do, it work well for me :)

28 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks for that Derek. (They certainly haven't been 'baked' the past two summers, lol.)

28 Apr, 2010

 

You really must stop doing this DD2, between you and Louise with her Irises, I`m in a spin, where can I find enough room for Tulips and Irises. They really are eye openers.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Sorry Stroller.......it is awful isnt it, we get hooked and that is that just no hope.lol

28 Apr, 2010

 

They are nice in bud. You have quite a lot of lovely ones. I always put them somewhere shady to try and make them last a bit longer

30 Apr, 2010

 

Oh Dotty what a beautiful collection and very inspiring indeed, I have never seen the appeal of tulips before...... I will be looking for a little spot for some myself!!

30 Apr, 2010

 

It is a lovely collection you have. The 4th to last one is very like a peony and it's really nice.

30 Apr, 2010

 

yep def goana do sum this year .urs r lovely

30 Apr, 2010

 

Hywel you are right they do last a lot longer out of the sun, thanks BC there is a tulip to suit all tastes, Homebird that is Angelique my favourite too.....Cristina glad you liked them.

1 May, 2010

 

What are the ones called that are second from the bottom - Gorgeous tulips, any tips for a first time grower?

7 May, 2010

 

Hi Annelise do you mean the black ones? 1-19 which number?

7 May, 2010

 

Hi DD No 18 also 1 & 8.

When did you plant the bulbs - Oct? Did you plant yours two and a half times the size of your bulbs. I thought you could leave the bulbs in all year round and thought that's easy enough, but just read about people digging them up?

8 May, 2010

 

Hi Annelise no 1 is Negrita.......8 is Shirley....and 18 Turkestanica. They were planted by OH at that depth, and we do take most of them up and store them in a shed (a bit of a pain) you can leave them in but then you have to remember where they are lol and not plant on top of them.......we planted them in October, unfortunately all those were early flowering (the cold has kept them flowering longer this year) we have a few parrot ones to come out, those we leave in the border.

9 May, 2010

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