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There are 2 side shoots on 1 of my hyacinths.  Should I remove them, and if so what's the best way to do it?  All the bulbs in the bowl are growing well and evenly. It is just this 1 bulb with the side shoots. What effect will it have if I leave them grow?   Thanks for advice, Mags


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,100

    You might just get extra leaves, or you might get extra flowers image  looks like the bulbs are developing little bulblets - that's one of the ways the plant increases.  Absolutely no problem and I'd leave it alone and enjoy.

    All my life I've grown forced hyacinths in the house and loved them - then when I got OH we discovered that having hyacinths in the house brings on his asthma - now I'm limited to growing hyacinths outside - lovely, but not the same - Enjoy yours image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thanks Dove.  I will leave  them on.

    My father always grew hyacinths every Christmas and I hated the smell.  He died 12 years ago, in January.  Next Christmas I grew them 'for Dad'  and I've loved hyacinths and grown them ever since. !!  


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