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26/08/2012 at 17:57

Why do bulbs appear on the surface of the ground without help from sqirrels.

Some bulbs are planted 4-5" in depth but for some reason this year I have found the bulbs lying on the top in several gardens.Has any one got an answer to this?

26/08/2012 at 18:26
Worms on steroids......(sorry, couldn't resist!)
26/08/2012 at 18:49


It could be moles pushing them up? Could be a type of bulb that grows on the surface rather than planted?

26/08/2012 at 20:40

Could it be over-congested clumps in wet, therefore soft, soil?

27/08/2012 at 10:20

I doubt very much that it will be worms on steroids!!

It is not moles as there are none in the area and as most are tulip bulbs that are planted 4-5 inches down hardly!

Alina good thought but the soil is very dry and porus.

30/08/2012 at 18:52

hate to say it is those furry animals and sometimes blackbirds will do the same when rummaging around the borders.

22/02/2015 at 11:14

Yes, blackbirds can excavate amazingly deep in rich, soft soil.  So do thrushes and, in my garden, jackdaws and rooks.

22/02/2015 at 11:48

Probably voles, they dig mine out. Cat's useless, wont even go out and try!

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