Stunted tulips

Alan Stenson asked 9 years ago

Some of the tulips I planted this year seem to be stunted and badly eaten-leaves and flowers. Some flowers are at ground level-some dont even seem to have leaves. Any advice?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The photograph shows lots of holes eaten by slugs which attacked below, or just at, ground level as the new shoots emerged. Slugs can destroy tulips because these bulbs are natives of dry, well-drained ground in countries where slugs are not so common.