what to do about these bulbs that have just arrived in the post

Hi there


I ordered some spring bulbs online and they've only just arrived- on the last date they said they would despatch byimage Is there any point in attempting to plant them?


Its annoying because over a week ago I emailed to cancel the order and didn't hear back from them, so I cancelled well before they despatched. I know I have legal rights from Distance Selling Regulations but I thought I'd ask you all if there's any point in even having a go with them now. Thing is, I won't get a chance if I do try til a week's time anyway.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    What are they? Most bulbs will be fine planted now

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    just plant them . nature will take over image and there freeimage

  • thanks for yourreplies!


    they are a mix, there are-


    allium moly




    does it matter they wont get planted til friday, so well into december?



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,106

    I've planted daffs after xmas and they've been OK. I planted some last week. They might be a bit late, but they catch up usually.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • I'm just about to plant my tulips today so I would just plant them soil is still quite warm in the midlands.

    I think we have only had three cold snaps to date 


  • ok thank you!!

  • This happened to me last year but I planted them in december and they were fine.

    just flower a little later than normal

  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Should be no problem - just plant them and let nature do the rest!  Enjoy the show in spring.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Yes, they'll be fine.

    I still have tulips to plant!

  • there will be fine just planted mine and i live in the north east

  • thanks for all your replies! 3 year old Boo is looking forward to planting the bulbs this weekend.


    best thing of all is that i told the company i bought them from that they shouldn't really have despatched them given that i had requested cancellation over a week before they posted them- so they refunded me anyway. so i got the bulbs for free!!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    That's great imageimage

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