Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:34
Hi All! Like many others I stored spring and summer bulbs in a container in the garden and they've nearly all bolted including tulip, hyacinths, fritillaria rubra - I got them out yesterday to start planting and although they smell pretty bad they are all still firm and clean I haven't seen any sign of disease. What could I use to 'Disinfect' them without causing damage and could/should I cut off the huge (Some 7/8") shoots and put them in the ground to recover for next year?
None of my soil is more than a spit deep so the longer shoots would have to be laid out flat if not cut. I've seperated them all out and put them in a container facing the wind to dry them off a bit hoping that wouldn't harm them even more? Look forward to hearing your views!