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Getting rid of bulbs in the ground

DedekindDedekind Posts: 171
Hello, 

Taking out the leaves of the bulbs as soon as they appear..  would they keep coming the next year? I know flowers probably won't but what about foliage? 

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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,021
    From what I've seen of most bulbs, you'll need to dig them out if you want properly rid of them.

    And even then there's always some that get missed.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,148
    Bluebells ....I took leaves off in a small patch year after year.
    Next year up they popped again.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DedekindDedekind Posts: 171
    From what I've seen of most bulbs, you'll need to dig them out if you want properly rid of them.

    And even then there's always some that get missed.
    Exactly this is what I did last year, dug out a lot. But then this year I got a whole bunch I missed, and its annoying to dig again because of plants around :(
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 814
    Depending on the bulb it could also be previous years' seed that is contributing to the problem.
  • DedekindDedekind Posts: 171
    Some parts I definitely gave up. There are lots and lots of muscari in my front garden and digging up just a small section takes ages. But they don't bother me much, it's mostly those in the back garden beds that bother me (fortunately they are not muscari)
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