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Tulips and clover

Posted by MojojojoJoeBob VA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 11:23

I've got clover and violets growing in my Tulips. I kind of like the look and would love to have a blanket of clover instead of mulch. I don't know if the clover or violets will kill the tulips or hinder their ability to grow next year. Can anyone let me know?

If they're bad for tulips, is there a ground cover that I can have grow w/ my tulips or should I just give up and keep using mulch?

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RE: Tulips and clover

Neither will harm your tulips because tulips are bulbs. I'll bet it looks pretty.

Here's the odd thing: I can't remember if it's moles or voles (field mice) that eats bulbs. One makes the tunnels, which I think are the moles, then the voles use the tunnels to get around. One is an herbivore, the other omnivore. Anyway, you're more likely to lose your lovely tulips to one of these pests than clover or violets.

If you mix in some daffodils into your tulips, you're less likely to lose them. Daffodil bulbs are nasty (I think poisonus) to them and deer.

Enjoy your garden!

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