Lift and dry tulips

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Very of­ten hy­brid tulips used in spring con­tain­ers or in beds and bor­ders are grown as an­nu­als and once flow­ered the plants are lifted and dis­carded. Un­like many other spring bulbs, tulips don’t nat­u­ralise as well, es­pe­cially in heavy soils. If you want to have a go at keep­ing some of the tulip bulbs, now’s the time to lift them as the fo­liage is dy­ing down. Care­fully fork the bulbs out of the soil and dry them in trays in a shed or garage over the sum­mer. In Novem­ber, the largest bulbs can be planted back in the gar­den.

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