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Bulbs with ground covers

I recently visited Holland and bought over two hundred bulbs which I will be planting in a large bed I have made. I am new to gardening and wanted to know if I can plant a groundcover of Bellflower Clips - (Campanula Carpatica) over the bulbs? This would give the area some interest after the spring blooms of tulips have gone, but I am concerned that the tulips might have some problem growing up through the groundcover. Thanks for any help.


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Hi :D

No problem with them growing through. I plant bulbs under groundcover all the time to hide the messy foliage once the flowers have gone over. The only problem you may get is slug damage. Tulips are normally planted out in the open to deter slugs. Under blue clips they will have easy access to the leaves which they do seem partial to.

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