Category Archives: Tulips

Tulips in my garden

Now is the time to make a list of the spring flowering bulbs and especially the tulips you need to order for planting in the autumn. With the bulbs in flower in front of you – there is no better moment to … Continue reading

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Tulip Order

They are early this year, but Tulipa sprengeri are flowering in the garden and this marks the end of the tulip flowering season. There is no better time to plan your bulb order than now whilst the memories of the past season’s … Continue reading

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Tulipa sylvestris – the woodland tulip

The woodland tulip is the common name of one of the most widely distributed wild species, however, its true origins are far from clear and in the form we know it today, it is associated with human cultivation. It is … Continue reading

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Gardening starts late in Europe

I am not the only one to be complaining about the late start to the gardening spring in Western Europe this year. Our winter was very long and cold and the garden has seemed to be stuck, awaiting a cue … Continue reading

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Are tulips too familiar for their own good?

Tulips are too familiar for their own good which results in them being used in ways in our gardens that fail to exploit their many qualities. One of the biggest misconceptions is that they are cheap and easy. Yes of … Continue reading

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Time for Tulips

Well, what a winter we have had in northern Europe! Normally by now the garden would be full of spring flowers: bulbs, tulips more than any, and blossom on the trees and shrubs, but no. This weekend the weather is … Continue reading

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Tulip ‘Prins Willem-Alexander’

Queen Beatrix Abdicates, Willem-Alexander New King Of Orange Tea time yesterday Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands spoke to the Dutch nation and announced her abdication in favour of her son . Beatrix has reigned for 33 years. The coronation of … Continue reading

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Plant Tulips Now

Plant tulips too early and there is more time for things to go wrong. Since each bulb already contains its flower all that is needed is to give them a chance to send out some roots, experience the cold of … Continue reading

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Keukenhof 2012 discovers tulip – bulb mixtures

There are two good reasons to mix together different varieties of tulips at planting time. Firstly, by selecting early, mid-season and late flowering varieties you can create a splash of colour lasting maybe six or more weeks long, rather than … Continue reading

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Using Tulips in the Garden

Below is an extract from a post I made last year around this time about blue tulips. The new video shows how I like to use these tulips in the garden. I use tulips to flood my perennial meadow schemes … Continue reading

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