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Bulbs in tubs

Before Spring, I planted a few different types of bulbs in my tubs.The daffs came up well and have now died off. The other bulbs seem to be lots of leaf but no flowers. Can I cut the daffodil leaves back to give the others a chance?


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    edited May 2020
    You need to leave the daffodils leaves on until they’ve died down by themselves or you won’t get flowers next year. 
    They  won’t flower now, the seasons over, you have a few options, you can plant them out in your garden, or put the whole tub full somewhere out of the way ready fo next year, or, as I do, put them in a used compost sack and store out of the way.  Making sure you prick some holes in it for drainage. 

    When the green’s all died down to nothing you can take them out, and store the bulbs for September then plant again,
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Ah right. Thank you. The other bulbs won’t show any flowers this year, I see; though just a few are trying to but all the daff leaves are crowding the pot.
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