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09/10/2009 at 09:09
I wish you well with the daffs. I have not had much luck with any of mine. I think they were too shallow. Like you i am planting again. This time assorted daffs and narcissi , some in beds and some in pots. Here's hoping for a better spring next year.
09/10/2009 at 09:57
Try the Dwarf & Minature Narcissus, Less Likely to suffer 'Weather & Wind Damage. Sundisk [Sundisc?] is my favourite, As it is 'Delicately Scented'. The Ubiquitous 'Tete a Tete' is avavailable everywhere and rightly popular. Sinks & Containers look well with the smaller kinds.
09/10/2009 at 16:51
could someone tell me how to plant snowdrops,as i have brought some bulbs last week and my neighbour told me thats its impossible to get them to flower and if they were to flower, the following years they would not flower they would only have this true... if so how do i plant them so i can acheive flowers every year,i wish to plant them in my lawn and some in the borders.
09/10/2009 at 18:56
Yes the Pheasant Eye daffs are great and scented too, however they flower much later and many gardeners give up on the believing them to be flowerless (blind).
09/10/2009 at 19:41
i too have tried snowdrops from bulbs without success ,but moved to a cottage 2 yrs ago and in early spring up popped masses, i have since seperated them and given to friends, this seems to be the best way. I have done same with Lily of the valley.
10/10/2009 at 10:56
I planted loads of jonquils a few years ago - they were florious in their first year but last year NOTHING came up - I suspected squirrels but maybe I hadn't planted deeply enough.
11/10/2009 at 07:09
Hi all, I've just planted my first daffs yesterday. Fingers crossed and everything else they flower. By the sounds of it I've at least planted them at the right depth. Also planted crocus (mixed), but is it true the birds like the flowers, so have I wasted my time?
12/10/2009 at 09:36
I planted loads of bulbs last weekend. Yesterday, looked out of the window to see a squirrel, and thought, ahh, that's sweet, look at the squirrel with the big nut in his mouth. I think you can probably guess what it was :(
13/10/2009 at 17:38
I too have been busy planting - I hope this isn't construed as a 'commercial endorsement' but (at least in the case of my Belfast store) Sainsburys are offering 30 mixed daffodil bulbs for £2, quite a bargain. There are no squirrels badgers or similar creatures where I live in the Cregagh part of East Belfast so looking to a bright March 2010.
15/10/2009 at 22:44
Does anyone else suffer from daffodil fatigue by the time the late April ones start emerging? I hope I don't get it this year because some of my newly planted ones are late -- I've planted silver chimes and avalanche, both multiheaded and scented. I'm hoping the anticipation will stave off my usual mid spring daffodil ennui.
19/10/2009 at 15:58
I have a number of bulbs left over, is it possible to store them for next Winter, rather than plant them now? Or should I give them away?
30/10/2009 at 10:27
Reply to glen: you might be able to keep the bulbs until next year if you keep them in a cool, dark place. As long as they're not soggy or mouldy they'll be fine to plant. Interesting point about daffodil fatigue, Stopwatchgardener - I think I'm too busy getting excited about what else is coming up to get bored of the daffs!
31/05/2010 at 16:02
I have some daffodils in pots that have finished flowering and would like to use the pots for other flowers, is it ok to take them out now and store them so i can use them again next year even though the leaves are still healthy at the moment.
17/10/2010 at 11:33
Does soaking bulbs in Tonic Water work - how long do they have to be soaked??
28/11/2011 at 18:39
snowdrops always grow better when planted when they still have their green leaves on
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