Confused about tulips
Devon, United Kingdom
A writer in a garden mag said that she just throws tulip bulbs away after they have flowered and buys new ones in autumn. Seems a bit expensive to me. However my tulips are very hit and miss. I've tried moving them to a new spot and a few come up but they are a bit weedy and the parrots are no longer parrots.
My species ones are fine (and very beautiful) in that they do come up again. Nice to have a few showy ones though.
What do you knowledgeable gardeners think? Are there some that are really only at their best for one season? i feel like I'm wasting my time re-planting them.
- 13 Apr, 2009