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Old 24th November 2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Hi I hope no body minds me posting about flowers/plants? It is wildlife, after all.

I planted bulbs in early october -
crocus, tulips , snowdrops , blue bells and iris.

I am just wondering if any body on here usually has the flowers growing successfully the following spring, or if they take until the next year if they haven't had time to grow properly?

also if there is anything I can do to make them grow healthily.

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Old 24th November 2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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You should have a great show in the spring - if they are all left in the ground they multiply year after year. September/October is the best time to plant bulbs.
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Old 25th November 2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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That is great news!
My theory is if I have flowers, I have insects, if I have insects, I have food for the birds and an all-over better wildlife garden! :-)
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Old 25th November 2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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Hi Nature lover,

You should have planted your bulbs by now and yes you will have a blast of colour spring coming. If you can get to your local nursery or garden centre ask for bulb fibre and or well rotted manure and dig into the soil where you have already planted.
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Old 30th November 2010, 05:31 PM   #5
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I have never managed to successfully grow snowdrops from bulbs let us know how well yours do.
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Old 8th December 2010, 08:07 PM   #6
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I'll tell you all how they do in spring, for sure! thanks for your help.
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