October Grow Your Own
October is a good month for planting tulips and they will provide a really good bright display come the following Spring. There are many types of tulips, from hybrid Darwin types to the very low growing species such as Tulipa kaufmannia.
Tulips will require a sunny spot in the border or they may be put in containers. They are usually planted 4” - 5” down in well drained soil or compost. You can buy your tulips from a garden centre or from specialist bulb producers. There are several which advertise in gardening magazines.
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