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I'm moving daffs that have died back to another location. Can I plant them where I want, even at this time of year or should I wait till later in the year? With the ground being very hard and dry, I don't want to plant them again if they might die due to the dry conditions.
Any advice appreciated.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,873
    edited June 2020
    Water them before you dig them up. Water (copiously) the area where you’re going to plant them, water them when you plant them and again in a couple of days time. They’ll be fine. Just make sure you plant them plenty deep enough  👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    I would store them and plant during the right time. Discard any that have gone soft.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    They'll be just as dry where they are as in the new place.  It won't matter, because they'll be dormant now, until they start growing in the spring.
  • Thanks for the quick replies, folks. 👍🌼
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    Yes - definitely get them back in the ground somewhere. They'll be nicely settled in for next year  :)
    I often move them at this time of year. I have some which have just finished, and they'll be getting relocated. Easier with the ground dampened, as @Dovefromabove says. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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