How many tulip bulbs for a 5x5ft bed?

This question was asked by
Susan –

I have a raised bed 5ft by 5ft .l would like to plant tulips in the bed for the Spring. How many bulbs do I need to fill the space?

Hi Susan

It really depends on how packed you would like the bed. For a fuller display, I would recommend planting 100-150 tulip bulbs for this area.

The Hart Family

Planting tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
Wanda

Good morning,
I received my tulip bulbs ordered earlier this year, thank you.
It seems that the recommended time for planting them is October/ November. I live in Kent and it’s still quite warm here (next week we’ll have a mini heatwave for 2 days…) What would you recommend? Is it ok to wait until October to plant them? If yes, can I store the bulbs in their original packaging? Or, is it ok to plant them now?
Kind regards, Wanda

Hi Wanda

We advise planting tulips after the first frosts to kill off any virus in the soil.
You can keep the tulips in their packaging in a cool dark place where they won’t get wet at all.
Hope this helps.

The Hart Family

Tulip Bulbs

This question was asked by
Lisa T

When is the best time to plant tulips?

We advise planting tulip bulbs in the Autumn, preferably in October/November, after the firsts frosts as this will wipe out any viral and fungal diseases that may be in the soil and which may infect the bulbs. Planting later in the year means there is less risk of disease and this is when the tulip bulbs start putting their roots down. More information on how to plant tulips can be found here:

How to plant and grow Tulips

Tulips

The Hart Family

Tulips

This question was asked by
Tracey Hughes

I want to plant tulips in the garden and leave them in to come again the next year without digging them up. Do you have a list or can you recommend the best tulip bulbs that would naturalise in the garden.
Thank you
Tracey Hughes

Hi Tracey
Most tulips should come back each year. Some tulips can be susceptible to virus over the summer. Here are some great favourites of ours that won’t need lifting and storing over winter:

Tulip ‘China Town’ (Pack of 15 Bulbs) (harts1116)

Princess Irene (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1077)

Tulip ‘Russian Princess’ (Pack of 15 Bulbs) (SKU17625)

Tulip ‘Van Eijk’ (Pack of 15 Bulbs) (SKU17630)

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Tulips

This question was asked by
David Titley

When is the best time to buy tulip bulbs? We bought some wonderful ones at Shrewsbury flower show last year. They were fabulous!
Do we need to visit the nursery when lock down for us is over! As I presume no Shrewsbury flower show.
Thank you

Yes you’re right, Shrewsbury is cancelled this year unfortunately. You can pre-order your tulips from us now and we will start dispatching them late August/early September. Ideally they need planting in the Autumn. We will have some more varieties on our website soon, so keep checking back for updates.

Tulips

The Hart Family

I want to order a range of tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
Pete Turner

Last year I bought some queensland tulips from you and I want buy a big range of tulips this year .. can you notify me when your bulbs become available to order please.
Thanks … Pete Turner

Hi Pete

Our tulip bulbs are now available to pre-order for autumn delivery.

Tulips

The Hart Family

Nxt year's tulip order.

This question was asked by
Maureen

I love a lot of your tulip selection , can you tell me earlist time to order nxt yr please so i get what I want pls ….
Maureen White

Hi Marueen

We have now opened our spring bulb selection for ordering online. If you wish to pre-order tulips now, they will be dispatched in the Autumn.

Tulips

The Hart Family

Ordering tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
D. Smith

Hi
When do you start accepting orders for tulip bulbs please?

Tulips will be ready for ordering in the next couple of months as they are sent out in the autumn.

Tulips

The Hart Family

Tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
Suzanna ogden

Hi, what time of year do you normally have tulip bulbs for sale please?
Thanks
Stay safe

Our tulip bulbs will be available to purchase in the Summer. By July, ready for planting them in the Autumn.

The Hart Family