This year, I've resolved to fix a number of those early mistakes,
starting with where I've placed my tulips and other spring bulbs. Now
that all of the foliage of my tulips has died down I'm digging them out
of the ground and placing them into plastic containers where they will
be held until the fall.
When digging up your garden bulbs you may unearth a number of smaller bulbs. These offsets are produced by healthy bulbs and can just be planted alongside your more mature bulbs.
Throw away any bulbs which are soft, mushy or smell like rot if you come across any in your garden.
Normally I wouldn't be digging up bulbs at this time of the year but the cool weather we experienced this weekend had me in the mood to do some preparations in the garden while I wait for autumn. And now that I've dug up all of these tulips I won't have to do it October and November when it is cold, wet and rainy.