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man in a shed

Hi all , planted these bulbs October they have been this size for about 6 weeks think they're daff/tulip ? just wondered if they are going to flower, look a bit weird . Also these sweet peas I started off indoors xmas time do you think they will survive . Thx

punkdoc

Sweet peas look ok.

Bulbs are not tulips or daffodils, but may be Irises.

I agree, the bulbs are definitely not tulips or daffs - those have much wider more fleshy leaves. They look a bit like aliums - do the leaves have a strong scent?

You should pinch the tips from the sweet peas - i.e. use scissors or your thumb nail to take off the top pair of leaves from each shoot. It encourages the plants to grow more side shoots so they get bushier - so more flowers.

Last edited: 22 February 2017 10:43:18

Mark56

Spring flowering bulbs? Looks somewhat like snake's head fritillary/Fritillaria meleagris

Last edited: 22 February 2017 10:44:36

Obelixx

They could be those or Dutch irises.  Have to wait and see.

Maybe pinch out those sweet peas to get more stems?

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man in a shed

thx now you mention it I did plant some snakehead thingys , must label stuff .

Mark56
man in a shed says:

thx now you mention it I did plant some snakehead thingys , must label stuff .

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 . I'm the same, don't worry & I say the same thing every year! 

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