Posted: 29/04/2012 at 13:32
I've tried googling for this question, but can't find anything which quite answers it.
I have several grape hyacinth bulbs flowering at the moment in containers on my balcony (and a few indoors who didn't like that at ALL and shot up and went over within a fortnight) and a hyacinth bulb inside which went over a while ago.
I want to keep the bulbs, if I can, for next year, and I was wondering about three things:
1. Can I replant them into another containter to over winter? I have an empty outdoor container I'd like to have them in next year, so I was wondering about planting them into that this winter to be ready in the spring.
2. If I can replant them over winter, when should I do it? Should I wait until all the leaves have died back, or cut them back or what?
3. How should I treat them? They'll be outside on an east-facing balcony, so they'll get rained on, cold etc, but I live in London and on the fifth floor, so probably no real freezing.
And bonus question 4 - will they even have a chance of flowering again at all, or was it a one-time deal?
Many, many silly questions!