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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Tulipa 'Pinocchio'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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bluefox23

A bit of sun and #tulip #pinocchio opens up just a little bit more. 😊 25/03/19

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bluefox23

#tulip #Pinocchio thinking about opening up! Looks like it’s going to be the only flower of these bulbs 😔 23/03/19 #springtime

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ublaszko

Is it the first year for them? I dug up my last year's dwarf tulips and the bulbs were too small to flower again but I'm saving them to see if they will flower next year.

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bluefox23

They’re the forced ones I bought a few years ago. Think I’ll dig them out the trough when they leaves have gone yellow and put them in the ground and leave them. If nothing happens I’ve not lost much after this showing and I’ll have space in my trough for my new plants 👍🏼 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Sounds like a good plan 👍 They won't flower reliably each year so you might as well move them to make space for a good performer. If you have grit, put some in the planting hole when you move your tulips so you minimise the risk of them rotting away.

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bluefox23

#tulip #pinocchio getting ready to flower 🤗 17/03/19

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bluefox23

Some more flower fondling! @scaryskates 😁 #tulip #pinocchio #bud 08/03/19

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ublaszko

😂😂 I have a flowerbud too 👍

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bluefox23

Can’t wait for it to flower but think it’ll be a while now the weathers turned! @ublaszko

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ublaszko

We had a hailstorm today 😅😅 @bluefox23

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bluefox23

😳 we’ve just had strong winds here.

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bluefox23

#bulbs #springbulbs leaves looking a bit raggedy on my #tulip #pinocchio Think I’ll have to move the bulbs for next year. 02/03/19

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Have you had your dinner out there today.....🍴😋🤣

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bluefox23

🤣🤣 I don’t even notice the plastic cutlery anymore!!! Stops the plants being disturbed by cats!!! I must remember to remove them for photos!! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve got half bottles of water doing the same job....🤣🤣🤣

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ublaszko

Slugs and snails love these dwarf tulips! I use slug pellets around tulips in general before I even see any foliage coming through. Last year my dwarf tulips looked like Swiss cheese 😂

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bluefox23

I sometimes find that more slugs come when I put pellets down!! 😂 when is the best time to move/divide these? @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Slugs and snails are attracted to the pellets but if you spread the pellets in a circle around the plant then they will go for the pellets and die rather than for your tulips.

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ublaszko

It depends if you're willing to keep these bulbs for 2-3 years before they flower again. If not, then just chuck them in the bin after they finished flowering. Otheriwise, you can move them in autumn but do not plant them again before the first frost (November time).

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cazstaks

What's with the knife and fork #bluefox23 am I missing something?

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bluefox23

@cazstaks my neighbour’s cat used to dig up my pots to defecate in when I planted new things so I had to start putting sharp objects in the pots to deter them. It worked!!!

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cazstaks

Hahaha nice one #bluefox23

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bluefox23

#tulip #pinocchio leaves have come through 28/01/19 #newshoots #newgrowth

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pelly

Love this one, lost mine last year 🥺🥺

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anges

Love the name, what colour will it be? 🌷

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bluefox23

That's a shame Jane, think mine probably need to moved after this year to spread them out a bit and revive them. @pelly

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bluefox23

Ange, they are red and yellow 😊 @anges

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bluefox23

Yeah! 🤗 ☀️ #tulip #pinocchio

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bluefox23

#tuliptuesday They’ve not opened much more from the other day. (In fact I've just looked at the other photo and they've closed back up!) Wet and windy this afternoon here! Where’s this heatwave?!?! #tulip #pinocchio

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bluefox23

All they wanted was a little bit of #sunshine 🤗 ☀️ #tulip #pinocchio

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bluefox23

#tuliptuesday Still not quite ready to open, but looks like there’ll be three of them. #tulip #pinocchio

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bluefox23

A rather scraggy looking #tulip in a container that needs a lot of improvement! #pinocchio

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