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Brendankearns
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Growing Tulips in a container Reply with quote

Hey,

I would like to add some tulips to my garden and have didn't the best way would be to grow them in containers so i can move them wherever I want. I have a few questions before i do this which I hope someone can help with;

I assume it's too late to plant bulps now (mid Feb)?
When i have planted the bulps do i have to change the soil each year?
After they flower do i need to remove them from the container and store in the garage or can these be left in the container and stored in the garage?

thanks
Brendan
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.
No.
MMMM

Serious though yes its too late to plant now should be done in late Autumn early winter.
If you plant them in the ground outside no need to change soil.
I plant mine in a 16 inch hanging basket no liner and plant them into the ground, After flowering I lift the basket and allow the foliage to die down, I then empty out the bulbs and dry them off store them in a pot no soil, come autumn I relocate them (Not always easy, where did I lleave the bulbs) clean them off and replant.
Tulips do not do well if left in the ground all year round. thats the simple answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Yes.
I plant mine in a 16 inch hanging basket no liner and plant them into the ground, After flowering I lift the basket


thats a bloody brilliant idea! Idea
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeybunny wrote:
Greengage wrote:
Yes.
I plant mine in a 16 inch hanging basket no liner and plant them into the ground, After flowering I lift the basket


thats a bloody brilliant idea! Idea


I second that! Idea

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed shucks clever me.
A better container to use would be one that you plant water plants in a pond in.
I use this for snowdrops and snowflakes as its easier to divide and replant them, thats assuming everyone knows they are best planted in the green.
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