…in the northern hemisphere that is. In fact UK gardening buffs say December is often the BEST time to plant them – before the real frosts, but after the temperatures have dropped. If planted in warm weather tulips can be prone to fungal diseases. But whenever you choose, they do need good drainage, and quite a deep planting hole. And they love the sun as they are plainly demonstrating here. So much to look forward to then from a pot filled with bulbs. And after yesterday’s monochrome studies of the field behind the house, I felt a blast of festive red was called for.
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34 thoughts on “Still Time To Plant Tulip Bulbs…”
Well I never knew that, but is there still time to find any bulbs?!
Found some on ebay – bollybulbs 🙂
Ahhhh! Thanks. Maybe I’ll plant some more when I’m back in England next weekend. 😁
Lovely! May your tulips thrive, Tish!
Thank you, Sue. I have 5 pots of them.
Pots?…in the ground, greenhouse or just sitting out?
Just out. Our winters – even last year’s don’t seem to deter the bulbs in pots.
I bought some blue poppy anemone yesterday to plant today. My tulips are permanently planted on the ground.
That’s brilliant if your tulips survive year to year. ours tend to split and go a bit weedy if left in the ground after flowering. But if you can find a variety that naturalises that’s brilliant. Blue poppy anemones sound lovely.
Would love to do this but vols and moles ???
How about pots? Even a smallish one will hold several bulbs.
Would I keep them out side or in until no freezing temps.
If you have prolonged freezing periods, then I think they would need to be sheltered. In a porch say. Our winters are pretty mild these days, so pots can just be left out.
I didn’t know you could plant them that late!
So cheery Tish lucky thing getting to enjoy them 😁
Before one knows it the way time has speeded up these days 😉
It’s always nice when they peep their little heads up through the soil..there is something joyful about it 😊
This looks beautiful. I’ve lost lots of tulips over the years – I think the squirrels are partial to them!
Yes squirrels have a very bad tulip habit.
Luckily they are not too keen on snowdrops and tulips, so I still have plenty of them in the garden. 🙂
I had no idea, assuming it to be too late, thanks.
I may have to order some to stay sane. Winter is hard on this FLOWER.
And I look forward to that future time when you will show us the tulips in full bloom.
I will indeed show them off 🙂
Lovely rendering of a truly beautiful spring flower.
Many thanks, Sally.
Very festive indeed! 😀
Cheers, Widdershins 🙂
Apparently you can plant them in pots at any time as it is only when planted in the ground that the virus appears – I guess most of us empty the pots each year.
Yes, Monty on Gardeners World potted his up ages ago if I remember rightly. I wasn’t that organised.
Festive indeed! I hope you’ll get to enjoy much beauty in the spring…. and that it will extend to us readers too 😉
Thanks, Helen. I’m willing them on – in their pots 🙂