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Shooting Snowdrop bulbs

Hi all

I was bought a couple of containers of shooting Snowdrop bulbs and was wondering if I can plant them out or is it too late? The shoots are about 2inches in length.




  • I reckon plant them out. The garden centres near me (East of England) are selling snowdrops and other bulbs "in the green" now - I bought a pot the other day - so it's probably a good time. Maybe wait for a day when you know there's no really hard frost forecast for a little while, so they can acclimatise a bit. Other more experienced gardeners on here might be able to offer better/more detailed advice than a newbie like me, but that's my two cents!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,948
    Plant them nice and deep ... they’ll be fine 😊 

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

  • Snowdrops are always best planted at the depth that they grew previously;
    If a bit shallow the bulbs will work their way deeper down with time.

    Provided the ground isn't frozen now is a good time to plant snowdrops.
    If ground frozen just wait a bit longer.
    Many are sold the green ready for planting..see link for more advice.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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