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Tulips on balcony 2018

Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

I took this photo of the Tulips together with the Mini-Daffs & the Crocuses in a square tub on our balcony February 2018

Posted 4 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

This Tulip is the first of my Tulips in the troughs on the balcony floor to start to flower. There are more in other troughs that have buds but they won’t open till after Easter passes, next week.

Posted 4 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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This is one of the first two Tulips to open in the square tub in the corner of the balcony. By some freakish accident it turns out that the two tulips that have opened in this tub are identical to the ones the local town council has planted in the flower bed in the gardens of our block of flats!

Posted 4 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

Here is the other Tulip that has now opened in the tub in the corner of the balcony. As you can see it’s the same as the first one I added. I’ll put a photo of the flower bed in gardens of our flats so you can see the coincidence of the planting!

Posted 4 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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Here then is a photo of the flower bed in the gardens of our block of flats. The Tulips, I saw the council gardeners actually plant them, have turned out to be exactly the same as some I planted in the square tub in the corner of the balcony! What a coincidence!

Posted 4 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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All these lovely Tulips have now come to an end for this year. But I had a really magnificent display! Here you can see a photo of the when they were at their best!

Posted 3 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

Here are a couple, Pink & Red, that were amongst the first to open in the trough on the balcony floor.

Posted 3 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

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Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

These were dwarf Tulips that were planted in the square tub in the corner of the balcony back in October 2017. They have flowered very well & I was very happy with them! This is what the the ones in the very first photo above have turned out to be like!

Posted 3 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

A week ago I took this photo when they were looking at their loveliest.

Posted 3 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

I took this one of the Tulips flowering in the trough at the other end of the balcony.

Posted 3 months ago
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Beautiful tulips, Amarylis.
Do yours rebloom in their second year or do you treat them as annuals?

Posted 3 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

Sorry, Jap, I hadn’t seen your replay till just now! I do try to keep any bulbs for a following season or longer in possible but I usually find that Tulips break up into many tiny bulbs which don’t often flower again. Yet I have had a few that have bloomed a 2nd year but usually it’s much poorer. Having said that two autumns ago my wife & I bought a packet or two of some pink ones in a shop in town & they flowered very well in the spring of last year (2017). As I garden on a balcony there is little room to keep spring bulbs during the summer. Even though the summer in the UK is no where as hot as yours we live in the “driest” region of the country & it is very difficult to “over summer” spring bulbs. Overwintering summer bulbs isn’t quite as difficult. So when my spring flowering bulbs have finished I plant them in the church gardens. The Tulips that flowered so well last spring (the Daffs as well), have flowered again this year! In fact they are only just now coming to an end. You can see them in the photo.

Posted 2 months ago

Thanks for your reply, Amarylis.
I have occasionally had tulips rebloom, but not often.

The Dutch iris seem to rebloom year after year, and hyacinths do quite well.

Tete-a-Tete daffodils seem to be the most successful.

Posted 2 months ago

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