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When to plant bulbs

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Paul Blackburn, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Paul Blackburn

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    We are trying to rearrange our back garden which is quite large and we were thinking of planting various bulbs such as Mini Daffodils,English Bluebells.Snowdrop Giant and Winter Aconite which we would get from our Thomson & Morgan catalogue.If we ordered now would it be ok to plant them and when would they start to flower.
     
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    • Peter K

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      I plant Spring flowering bulbs in September - October.
       
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        I would be surprised if they were available now. I would expect anything ordered now wouldn't arrive until the autumn.

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        • Peter K

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          A lot seem to be

          Despatch: by end of November 2018

          On the T&M site.
           
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            @Paul Blackburn if you search around here there are lots of threads about bulb planting, etc. so lots of information abounds.
             
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            • Paul Blackburn

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              If we got some bluebells and snowdrops amongst our flowers could we plant them in small clusters ie 4 or 5 bulbs together so we would end up with bunches of them spread out over the garden area rather than single ones everywhere.
               
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                Yes. Single flowers are not big enough on their own. 5s are about right. Spread the clumps around. Over time the clumps will get bigger. Eventually they will need thinning. You will always have a lifetimes supply of bulbs.

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                  yep, have a lifetime now.
                   
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