Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire Plant tulips for spring

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden - SCD

The cho­sen mo­ment for plant­ing tulips has ar­rived. Just be­fore you fi­nalise your plant­ing cal­cu­la­tions, go through the bags of bulbs and weed out the ob­vi­ous fail­ures: even in the best of all pos­si­ble worlds, there are al­ways a few. In the open ground, in­clude tulips in spring bed­ding by plant­ing them reg­u­larly and mark­ing with canes be­fore fill­ing the space with wall­flow­ers. In pots, re­duce the spac­ing and fairly pack them in, but still in or­derly pat­terns: they look best on pa­rade. A back­drop of for­get-me-nots can read­ily be stuffed in the gaps and the re­sult will al­ways be a de­light.

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