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Belgium and Holland have we very bad weather, not perfect for take a picture with tulips.
After a long winter get we again the lovely tulips fields.
These tulip fields can you find, to Aardenburg on the border between Netherland and Belgium, on 10 km of my home, an agriculture area, the ground is almost all clay, young sea clay.
I have tried for to make a very good picture, I wait on you comment
The heavy clouds care for a soft contrast on the red tulips.
I hope that you enjoy of these tulips fields

When planting bulbs?

'Bulb' is the collective name for plants in the ground have a sphere, stem tuber, tuber or rhizome. Bulbs that will bloom in the spring, are planted in the autumn.

Preferably in a period between the end of September and as late as December. The earlier the bulbs are planted, they will develop roots and shoots. Sooner The ground is at the beginning of autumn still a little warm. Therefore they are also more resistant to frost in the ground. In very severe frost, the ground up to thirty centimeters deep freeze. Do not plant bulbs when the frost is already in the ground or when it is wet.
The most important thing for a good rooting and flowering of bulbs is undoubtedly an airy and not long lasting wet ground. By wet soil stifle the bulbs and they rot away completely. Bulbs grow best in a slightly peaty soil. Heavy clay-like soils can be stale with a fair amount of sand. Mix in a ratio of three parts sand to one part of clay. Spit the mixture well using a fork with flat teeth or use a garden claw or cultivator. Loosen the soil loose, i.e. crush any large lumps until a crumbly soil. Addition of a ready available leaf mold is also excellent. Especially for those bulbs that remain permanently fixed - so that cannot be removed from the ground after flowering - above require tillage.

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