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narcissus in grass / frost?

I have planted 100 narcissus pseudonarcissus - Lent Lily in the grass around my drive a few weeks ago but ran out and have only just received the other 50 I need.  

I was planning to plant them today but there is a hard(ish) frost forecast tonight (and I'm in a very rural area so it will be lower than the TV says).  

So my question is - am I still OK to plant today or wait for next weekend and kinder weather?  If OK, still water after planting?

I realise this may seem a daft question but I'm a late convert to gardening and so new to it all.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345

    Narcissus are tough as old boots. Get them in as soon as you can, give them a watering and don't worry.  They'll be fine even if there is a frost image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,830

    If you are planting at the correct depth ie 3 times the height of the bulb above the top of it then you there will be no problem. It would be a very hard frost to penetrate that deep.

    Why water? Unless you are in an incredibly dry place then there is enough moisture in the soil for the bulbs to begin growing. In any case watering would increase the risk of frost damage. Just plant them.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345

    I meant to say ... Love Lent Lilies  ... Great choice image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thanks for the replies, very helpful, and the vote of confidence in the choice - simplest is often best and I wanted to do my bit for native species...

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