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Bulbs followed by annuals

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Bulbs followed by annuals

by 3 years ago
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Is it feasible to plant tulip bulbs in the autumn, allowing to flower in spring and then planting annuals where the bulbs where?  After the annuals, cutting back and planting bulbs again?  Thanks! 

DN
3 years ago
Yes certainly, the earlier the tulips are the better though giving your more time for annuals.
DC
3 years ago
Great, thank you. Do you think it would it be best to take up the bulbs after flowering, plant and grow annuals and then re-plant the bulbs or seed over the bulbs?
DN
3 years ago
most tulips do not flower reliably again, some people dig them up and store them over the summer (maybe google about this, find out more ) you can certainly plant annuals over and around 'reliable' tulips and they will flower again next year, and this is the least hassle. Sadly, there are few lists of reliable re-flowering tulips, though we are working on this! Feeding with high potash feed, like tomato fertilizer, will be of benefit to both tulips and annuals.
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3 years ago
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