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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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