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Hi folks just a quick novice enquiry. I’m digging up beds that have got overgrown, but there are a number of different bulb species in there, including Snowdrops, Daffodils, Bluebells, Grape Hyacinth and a couple of types of Iris. Im not knowledgeable enough to identify all of them from the bulbs, but just by what appeared earlier. Once the beds are cleared can I replant the bulbs having ensured they’re free of weeds (Ground Elder, Fig Buttercup and Stickybobs!) or should I wait and store the bulbs somehow? Thanks anyone with advice. 

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  • CrazybeeladyCrazybeelady WarwickshirePosts: 395
    I would probably just put them back in, but some people would store them!  I find it a faff to store them, I'm too lazy to do it properly!
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,833
    The problem is that some of the bulbs you mention will not store. Snowdrops especially hate being dried out and die. I would tend to pt  all the bulbs up and get them back in the ground as soon as possible once the ground is cleaned.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171
    I'd agree with @Palustris. More risk  of losing many of them to drying out. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks folks. All replanted without the Brambles etc. Fingers crossed for a good show.
  • borgadrborgadr KentPosts: 281
    Good luck!  Once they flower and you know what they are, if you want to move any you can always dig them up "in the green" (when flowering's finished but leaves are still green) and plant them somewhere else, without cutting back the leaves of course.
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