Tulip bulbs can be planted now – and up to June in warm areas. Plant at least twice the depth of the bulb, in a sunny position in deep, rich, well-drained soil. Add slow-release fertiliser to the soil when planting.
Tulips grow well in containers too, but potted tulips must be kept in a cool spot for several months for flowers to bloom successfully. Pots quickly heat up in sun, so place in a shady part of the garden and water enough to keep the soil just moist. When the first shoots appear, shift the container into strong light and then gradually into direct sunlight and increase watering.