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Tulip Flower Bulbs

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Tulip Flower Bulbs have been cultivated in Holland since the 17th century.

The relentless care and crossing between species has given us the enormous assortment of beautiful tulips we have today. It all began with a single dwarf tulip from the mountains of Kazakhstan, brought via Turkey to the Botanical garden of the University of Leiden in Holland, after a burglary at the gardens these tulip bulbs spread all over the country.

At one time a single tulip bulb costed as much as a house in Amsterdam. Since then many different varieties of tulip bulbs have been cultivated in Holland and we have a large assortment of different types to fulfill all your needs.

We deliver our tulip flower bulbs direct from the fields of Holland, our tulip bulbs are excellent quality because they are supplied to you freshly dug from the fields, they haven't been stored in shops and sheds.

Choose your favourites from our wide assortment of tulip bulbs.

How to plant tulip flower bulbs

Plant tulips after you have made a plan or colour scheme of what to flower where and consider the eventual height of the Tulip variety (taller ones in the back shorter ones in front ). Choose a few different Varieties for a succession of flowers from March until May. For best results plant them in large groups.

Tulips grow best when planted in fertile, well drained, Soil in a sunny location, they need to be sheltered from strong winds. They should be planted from October until December.

Use a firm plant Trowel to loosen up the Soil and create for example circular planting beds (for 20 tulips a 40cm (16") wide circle ) take the Soil out to a depth of approx 3 times the height of the bulb deep, plant the tulips in the circle always with the smallest part upwards. Push the bulbs firmly in the loose Soil making sure not to leave any air pockets. Cover the bed with the removed topsoil and finally with a layer of mulch.

In colder area's, a layer of mulch will protect them from frost damage. In warmer climates, a layer of mulch will help to retain an optimal moisture level. The mulch can be either shredded bark, compost or straw.

When the tulips are finished flowering resist the temptation to remove the unsightly foliage as this yellowing foliage will provide the bulb with food and energy for next year.

Except for the naturalising bulbs, it is best to dig up you bulbs after their foliage has died down (approx 6 weeks after flowering). If you don't, some will reappear next year, but with less and smaller flowers.

Once you have dug up your bulbs they should be allowed to dry out, before being wrapped in Newspaper and stored in a cool, dry, dark place until the following autumn.

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