Posted: 29/04/2015 at 11:51
When we first moved here, I planted daffs along the outside of our long garden fence; the next autumn I added tulips and then last autumn snowdrops, iris and crocus. Our neighbours across the road said they loved looking out and seeing all the colour through - firstly - April, then April and May and now March, April and May. So much so, that she persuaded her husband to get daffodils last autumn so we could have the same view from our side of the road (they too have a long fence). Of course, he forgot he had them, or indeed where he put them (not a gardener or even very organized!), then only found them in March this year when he was sorting out the garage (long story, but it's floor-to-roof boxes!). They were sprouting so, undeterred, he planted them, all 100 bulbs. My flowers are all but done but, amazingly, his are wonderful and brighten up our little area of the lane; of course, he is the only one with daffs in full flower. And here I was doubting his wisdom! I'm sure next year they'll come out with everyone else's but it just goes to show that bulbs/corms/rhizomes don't have to be put in in the autumn! Good on 'im!!