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Spring Bulbs and growing now :O(

I tried posting this on an old thread but I am thinking it would have been better to start a new thread. This year (for the first time) I left the spring bulbs in containers and put them behind the shed for the summer to bring them out  again in the autumn. I have just noticed that I have bulbs coming up in August ? :O(   
The thread I was reading this morning was about someone in October 2013 (? not sure) saying that they had bulbs coming up , people replied saying that the cold weather would  slow the growth,  but August is a bit early isn't' it?  I have just bought some new bulbs to plant in the garden (new build didn't have a garden last year) the people I bought them from  said to plant now but I am now  worried about doing so given that the old ones in the pots are growing :O(  Should I put my new bulbs in the fridge for a month or so :O) 

Don't bulbs know when to grow/flower? Thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,157

    Are they grape hyacinths?  They often/always start growing really early ... they'll slow down/stop as the weather cools image

    What bulbs have you bought?  I'll be planting daffs/narcissi in September image

    Last edited: 24 August 2017 17:11:46

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • kc.sdickc.sdic Posts: 91

    Hi - yes I think it is the grape hyacinths, there are daffs in there as well but probably it is the grape hyacinths that are about 3 inches tall . So you are saying  DON'T PANIC they will just weather the winter once it starts to chill down ? I have bought daffs and more grape hyacinths for the borders so just keep them dark and they should be OK to plant in September ? Thanks :O)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,157

    Absolutely fine. Nothing at all to worry about image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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