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Potted crocuses- feed after flowering?

Title is self-explanatory.

Perhaps a more general question would be, are there any bulbs that wouldn't be worth giving a liquid feed as the leaves start to die back?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 37,109
    They all usually benefit from extra nutrition when in pots. 
    Some fresh compost as well if possible - I often do it now, and before they start back into growth too.
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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 954
    The idea was more of a 'permanent' display in the first place so I won't be changing the soil for another season at least.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 70,348
    edited March 2020
    Iris reticulata only last a couple of years either in pots or in the ground, even if fed. 

    I find crocuses will do ok in a pot for a few years if fed,  then I lift them out of the pot and plant them in the ground. 

    I feed as soon as flowering is over rather than when the leaves have started to die back as by then the plant is shutting down and doesn’t take up the nutrition as well. 
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  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 521
    What is the best way to feed crocus bulbs planted in a lawn? 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 70,348
    I’d just scatter over some FB&B and water it in. 😊 
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,346
    What is the best way to feed crocus bulbs planted in a lawn? 
    I leave mine to their own devices and they seem to manage fine!
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  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 521
    Thanks both.
    Have previously just left them too, but a little FBB cannot harm so i'll give em a sprinkle.
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