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Tete a tete and iris reticulata

CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
If I can get hold of of these would it be ok to plant now I know they are pretty must past now. Or Would I be better off waiting until sept/Oct and buying the plain bag of bulbs to plant then? Thankyou 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    Wait.  You'll get fresher bulbs which will flower next spring. 

    Any unplanted bulbs you find now will be very stressed and, tho they may possibly produce leaves, you won't get flowers and they may not recover well enough to give you anything next year.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Thanks so much for replying @Obelixx. I was thinking more of the small pots you can pick up here and there for a £1 where the flowers are going over or have gone over? 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,673
    edited April 2020
    In past years we bought pots of Narcissus Tete a tete in Tesco.
    In full flower, only a £1.00 or so reduced.
    We popped them into really stony, poor ground.
    They continued to flower each year and still look strong...even bulking up very nicely.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    Garden centres and supermarkets often sell these off once they've finished flowering.  Dry bulbs might work out cheaper - it's worth doing some research before buying potted bulbs...  If you do buy the Iris, plant it really deeply because then it's more likely to flower next year.  Tete a tete daffs are less fussy. 
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Thankyou @Silver surfer that’s really good to know and @Obelixx I will see if I can get some if not will wait until the fresh bulbs are out again. 
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Copperdog said:
    Thanks so much for replying @Obelixx. I was thinking more of the small pots you can pick up here and there for a £1 where the flowers are going over or have gone over? 
    I did this a few years ago and now have a garden full of daffodils!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Thankyou too @Liriodendron and @madpenguin for you help. Have a good gardening day everyone. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    Yes - the daffs are pretty tough @Copperdog , so worth getting.
    The little Irises tend to diminish over time anyway, so I'd wait for those.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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