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They take quite a while from seed, maybe you missed the young leaves developing in the grass.
I've just seen an unexpected crocus due to pop up in the lawn. Every year Spring is a surprise to me but this one I know I wouldn't haven't planted there.
So it is possible to grow them from seed if you don't mind waiting a few years for flowers?
I would yes GG, although not tried it myself. I often wonder how the lovely drifts of spring flowers that we see in hedgerows etc get to be there in the first place.
What a lovely surprise Judith! I noticed today that there were some bulbs coming up on my lawn that I don't recall planting. Not daffodils though - not sure what they are going to turn out to be.
I have got some daffodils and crocuses in the lawn that I planted - would like to plant more next Autumn.
I've always put bulbs popping up in unexpected places down to squirrels. I planted snowdrops in my back garden for years. They never flourished, but I got them coming up in the front garden where I didn't plant them.
I've now got them growing in the back after planting them in the green rather than bare bulbs
I also get random crocuses and snowdrops popping up everywhere. Last summer I found an iris in a bed where I definitely didn't have any irises. I potted it up and its now got loads of leaves - can't wait to see what colour it turns out to be but I didn't know they could spread by seed?