Tulip blooms are bitten off but not eaten

Hello Folks: We have lived in this house for many years and some of the many tulips I have planted 25 and 30 years ago are still blooming, as are newer plantings. For about the past five years a new,…

Squirrels eating bulbs

Hello. I’m used to squirrels breaking the blooms off my tulips (they don’t eat them) This year they’re doing the same to my various daffodils narcissus, jonquils etc and even my very favourite Fritallarias I sprinkle cayenne or mustard powder…

Forcing bulbs- is it too late in March/April?

I had big plans to force some flowering bulbs this past winter. However, there they still are, in my refrigerator. What could I do with these bulbs, now that it’s almost April? Keep them in the fridge until the fall?…

Bulbs and irrigation conundrum

the companion perennials (planted right next to the bulb) are watered by drip. poor bulbs – they are too . sad … soggy … bulbs…

How to completely remove grass

Hi, I have many perennials in my yard and want to remove grass and weed completely. My understanding is the safest way is to cover the yard with newspaper and mulch for winter time. The question is, do I cover…

Tulips vs Sedum Goldmoss Stonecrop (yellow star)

Hi I planted Tulips bulbs 7 years ago and they have been coming every Spring no problem. Last year, I planted Sedum goldmoss ground cover in that area. Right now, I do not see any sign of Tulips where the…

Tulips

Can I gently dig up tulips just as they start to come up in the Spring and transplant to another site in my garden. I have a mixture of colours and I want to put the same colours together, but…

Where can I buy tulips/bulbs in the GTA?

Hello, We would like to grow tulips in our front garden. I have tried all my local nurseries and none keep tulips. Do you know where I can buy tulips from? Appreciate your guidance.…

Tulip blight – Botrytis tulipae

Nearly all of my tulips got Botrytis tulipae this year.  I am cleaning up the area and won’t be planting tulips in the same location for a few years.  My question is whether or not it’s safe to plant other…

Mystery plant and mystery tulip muncher

The picture is of a plant with red, fleshy stalks and early blooming yellow flowers. I haven’t been able to identify it and thus know whether to eradicate it as there are a few in our Urban garden in Peterborough.…