After the recent heavy rain and winds, my tulips now look a bit frazzled and they are lying all over the place. A few still have their petals on while others have just got a small head where the flowers were. All have their (very) tall stems.
Do I leave them in the ground for them to die back (like daffoldils?!) or do I rip them up, dry them and plant them in October-time?
It's best fro the tulips if you leave them to die back. Some people dig them up and store them because they want to reuse the spaace immediately. It works but not as good as leaving them where they are.
Fully agre with leaving them where they are, most find the appearance of them as they die back unpleasant and dig them up...interp[lant with mid summer and late blooming plants for constant color, and hide the dieng tulips a tad