spring bulb crisis!

Can anyone help to stop it happening next spring ? All the buds were attacked by some insect, and I don't think anything escaped !

From Barbara in Paignton


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Which bulbs did you grow?

    I find that slugs seem to go for tulips ,daffodils-could that have been the cause?

    Do you take any precautions for slug/snail attack?

    There is a narcissus fly but that does the damage after flowering-not sure that many insects go for spring flowers to the point of eating them

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,095

    Slugs are the only things that have damaged my bulbs, except for yellow crocus when it has been squirrels.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Which bulbs do you think were the most affected?

    I planted a lot of daff bulbs and a lot of them came up blind  this Spring or the flowers were damaged this Spring. Very poor showimageI'm pretty sure it was because of  weather conditions.

    Some of my crocus heads were also snapped and bitten off, from what I've learn't this  in my garden it may well be birds, apparantly they do go for the yellow onesimage

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806


    It would be nice to know if any of this helped at all?image

  • Can you tell us what bulbs were infected eg Daffs, tulips , and what was the damage eg colour, shape,stem etc.
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