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15/12/2013 at 08:57

It would be better if you could manage to split them without damaging any of the roots. Try one pot and rather than pulling the bulbs apart, wash the compost off and let the water separate the roots. If it works for one lot then you can do the others.

15/12/2013 at 17:39

I have bought pots of tete a tete like this before too.  If you are planting them in the garden do you still follow the "plant at depth twice the size of the bulb" rule.  Ie do you bury them green shoots and all?

15/12/2013 at 17:53

Yes!

15/12/2013 at 18:54

Oh good - coz thats what i did.  Seemed a bit mean to be burying them alive

15/12/2013 at 20:34

Better a little too deep than too shallow chicky - the narcissus family never do well if the ground dries out.

 

16/12/2013 at 08:51

In a pot it does not matter about the deep planting and if you do not want them to last then even more so. You can replant them after flowering when you clear the container. Give them a good feed and then you will eventually get flowers on them in the garden.

16/12/2013 at 12:42
My original tete a tetes still flower every year - 15 years after they were first planted in their pot - much to look forward to Happycottontail
16/12/2013 at 14:01

my self would keep until next year then re-plant them and enjoy them as they are.

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