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09/03/2012 at 11:04

My daffodills are coming up all leave, no buds

What shall I do

Dig up and throw away

feed

Plant elsewhere

09/03/2012 at 18:43

There are esveral reasons why Daffs come up 'Blind'

If they have been planted to deep.

The foliage was cut back to soon, therefore not allowing the bulb to absorb the nutrients in the leaves

Daffs have their own food storage in the form of the bulb, but it is a good idea to give them a feed aswell, especially a high phosphorus application.

Narcissus Flies can be a problem too if you are unlucky enough to get those. They eat the flower buds, so cultivating around the area will help kill the larvae that are in the soil by exposing them to birds.

09/03/2012 at 20:01

I have had flowers the last 3 or 4 years so not planted too deep

I  just let the foliage die off - didnt cut.

No flies eating buds - buds arent even forming.

can I feed now or too late.

09/03/2012 at 20:59

Might be to late, but worth a try.

10/03/2012 at 17:54

Shall I dig them up and replant them now

Tie up and hang in shed til later in the year

or ditch them

10/03/2012 at 18:54

I have several newly planted daffs which have come up blind this year. They were all from a bulk bag bought at a Country Fair. Most have produced buds, so I guess it's just the law of averages that some will fail.

 I think I might cut my losses and dig them up.  .

Lyn
10/03/2012 at 18:58

The place I ordered my bulbs from, said that they dont always flower in the first year, so dont dig them up yet Barry, they will probably flower next year.

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