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Hello. I am relaying some turf and want to put some bulbs underneath so they will grow through in spring. I have some spring bulbs left over from last year. Is it ok to plant them now? Normally I would plant spring bulbs in the autumn.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,070
    Yes - it's no different to planting potted ones in a border after they're done  :)
    It does depend on what they are of course - make sure they're suitable for growing through grass.
    When you say you have them left from last year though - do you mean they've just been lying around, or are they ones which have grown and flowered this spring?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco Posts: 19
    edited April 2020
    Cheers. They have been lying in the shed. Never been planted.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,032
    You may find they are desiccated and mouldy by now, thus unusable. You might be better to plant through your new turf with fresh bulbs ordered in the autumn.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Thanks. Will check the bulbs and if mouldy will discard, otherwise not much to lose by planting them!
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