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Floriade claims victory

By johnboy 12 October 2008 25

The ABC reports that Floriade organisers are thrilled with their own work this year.

    “The blooms have just been fantastic again, they’ve probably lasted a little bit longer we’ve had some new soil put in this year and also a little bit of cooler weather which is great for the garden beds.

    “Also the theme brings the whole side of Commonwealth Park together, and I think people are seeing more and more entertainment built into the program and they’re really responding to that.”

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Igglepiggle 8:38 am 15 Oct 08

We went 3 times this year- still didn’t get to look at any flowers though. My toddler however loved the organ, the giant slide, the torture pit (sorry, patting paddock) and the CIT kids tent. Plus, I never realised before kids how many hours you could spend playing at the little waterfalls behind Nerang pool…

ant 10:54 pm 14 Oct 08

One is meant to lift tulip bulbs, after they’ve stuffed in their food for next year. They can be OK for a few years, but then can succumb to viruses. Some get that wierd swirly pattern on them, others get quite tortured-looking and fade away.

Or you might be lucky and have them going strong for ages. And yes, you need to put them in a paper bag in the crisper for a while… many bulbs quite like this.

NoAddedMSG 9:14 am 14 Oct 08

I think you need to lift them in climates which don’t get a suitably cold winter so you can put them in the fridge for 6 weeks or so before replanting them, otherwise you tend not to get flowers.

Thumper 8:22 am 14 Oct 08

I’ve always just left them in the ground. Is this wrong? They always come back again the next year.

sepi 7:44 am 14 Oct 08

i don’t lift my tulip bulbs – i thought you didn’t have to in Canberra. my tulips seem to do fine just left alone.

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