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Daffodils sprouting

Hi, I planted some daffodils a few weeks ago now, (can't remember exactly when, but I saw a few posts on here saying it was time). Now they have already begun to send up shoots. Is this normal? is there anything I need to be doing for them?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

    Hi Thomas - It's perfectly normal and they'll be fine - nothing you need to do for them - except look forward to Spring and enjoy! image

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Yes perfectly normal, they are very hardy, so sit back and look forward to the spring display.

  • yeah! thanks! looking forward to them already!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,653

    The cold winter will slow them down a bit, if you are worried, you could put some more soil on top. Did you plant them a good depth in the ground.?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,167

    I saw some little pots of tete a tete in flower for sale yeaterday.  Very pretty, even if they have been forced in a greenhouse. I guess they will be picking daffs on the isles of scilly in about 3 weeks.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,653

    I remember when there where daffodil fields in Cornwall. Now mostly on Scilly.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • My sister lives on Cornish/Devon border, and always has daffs for Christmas

  • Planted them roughly double the size of the bulb deep. maybe some a little shallow as they are in pots. put them on top of a little bit of gravel too like Monty don said in GW a while back. 

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