Deciding you want to plant Tulips because they look awesome when you see them is frustrating! You need to have bought and planted them the year before they come up. The best time to buy Tulips is Autumn at the latest bearing in mind, seasoned gardeners will be a few steps ahead and will have pre ordered by late Summer. Spring flowering bulbs are delivered early to late Autumn and really right into the Winter months. They can be planted as late as January. Here is a mini guide to buying garden stock throughout the year. Happy planting!