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Just starting to think ahead to the summer.  Can I ignore all the spring flowering bulbs in containers, in the summer i.e. not water them and pile them on top of each other to save space?  eg daffodils, hyacinths, tulips.  What about plants like aubretia - do they need to be kept watered?  I think I'm correct in saying that azaleas and all the flowering shrubs definitely need watering as towards the end of the summer they will be forming the buds for flowering next spring?


  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Hi Charley - Keep watering your containers and allow the foliage of the bulbs to die down naturally.  When all the foliage has died you can then take the bulbs out of the containers and keep them in a dry place (garage/shed) ready for replanting in the Autumn.  The aubretia will need to be watered but you can trim it back.  Yes, you are right to keep watering all your shrubs too. 

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Oh.  I don't think I anticipated having to take daffodils, hyacinths and tulips out to dry.  I was just going to leave them in their containers.  Are these not hardy perennials?

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