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is it ok to store done bulbs and tubers (begonias, daffs etc etc) in a dark (no light at all) garage? i do not have a greenhouse sadly and it would be nice to use them year on year rather than buy them annually each year and chuck the bulbs on the compost when done.
I leave daffs in the ground.
If something is dormant it shouldn't need light, sounds like a good place
hi nutcutlet. well i have a mix - i have a load of daffs, anemones, iris and a couple of other varieties both in the ground but predominantly in pots. i was also thinking of getting some begonias, and rather than chuck the bulbs in autumn on the compost it would be nice to keep them for the year after. would that work?
I don't do begonias but I think they would need frost free storage. The hardy bulbs would be fine through the summer once they're dormant.
I have a large natural style garden Tracey. Lots of hardy trees,shrubs, perennials, native plants. Aimed at supporting all the resident wildlife.
I don't grow tender, double or fancy hybrid.
Tender plants die in the winter
Double flowers aren't any use to insects and don't make seeds.
Fancy hybrids the same and don't fit in visually.
My garden has been lovely in years past but due to neglect is a right shambles now. I hope to get it back this year
Djjjuk you can store all summer bulbs,tubers,rhizomes, I store Callas,Cannas,Dahlias,Gladiolus,Begonias.I also store Geraniums,close to 50.These are all stored in my furnace room in cardboard boxes in paper and plastic bags.