Too late to plant bulbs?

As usual I'm late with everything. I have lots of daffodil, crocus and allium bulbs - is it too late to plant them?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,224

    No, get them in there.  Bulbs have been planted much later than this.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,339

    Not at all, it's the perfect time to get them in

  • clkclk Posts: 95

    A Sunday or Monday job for me then (weather forecast good for York). I'll be trying out my new bulb planter too.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,339

    I love spring bulbs, always worth the effort of planting them when you see them flower in the springimage

  • clkclk Posts: 95

    Isn't it just! My only trouble is remembering where I already have them planted so I end up slicing them up. Perhaps another problem is that I love spring flowers so much and my spring garden looks amazing but in July/Aug it's very dull.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,339

     I know that feeling,  I wish I'd palnted a lot of my crocus and grape hycaniths a lot deeper. Think they are  fairly tough, any split bulbs I just replant in the hope they re grow.

     

  • clkclk Posts: 95

    hollie hock, your post made me wonder if there's both a maximum and minimum depth because it would be useful for avoiding damage to bulbs if I could plant them to a maximum depth. Also, what are the chances that a sliced bulb will grow?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,713

    clk -If you plant some late flowering perennials where you've planted your bulbs that will give you the colour you want later on. Geraniums, hostas, japanese anemones and sedums are a few which are great for that.  Marking them is the only other way to avoid chopping them. A ring of gravel or twigs is what I usually use. image

  • If you are not sure where your bulbs are in the garden and you have new ones to add eah Autumn, why not start the new ones in suitably sized pots ( I would go for cramming in 3s or 5s in pots only just big enough) and they can flower thus. Next Spring you can plant them out among your original plantings with no fear of damage.

     

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