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The bulbs, which are not all bulbs need to be rehydrated and planted now. You could put the freesias in pots as they aren't hardy as far as I know and you'll have to protect them in the winter.

Next spring will be too late for these and may be too late already if they've dried out too much. 

Convallaria  majalis is lily of the valley

Lathyus odoratus is sweet pea, It's too late for this year flowering so I'd store those for next. You could try the lavender in pots but it would be very small and still need protection by winter

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    The only way ive ever got lavender to grow from seed was in grit image



    What a nice neighbour you have! image



    P.S agree with nut image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    She means some arent technically a bulb, dont worry you can treat them the same, rehydrate by soaking them in a bucket of water for a few hours image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Dont worry, we all have to start somewhere! You wait til you read one of my cooking posts! image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,566

    It the anemones are the de caen sort they're corms, a modified underground stem

    lily of the valley are rhizomes, another modified stem

    Bulbs are the ones with the concentric rings made up of modified  leaves.

    And yes plant now. I know they should be planted in spring, but it should have been this last spring that's why they're past their sell by date. They'll be too far gone by next spring

    Your homework for tonightimage

    http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/understanding-bulbs-corms-rhizomes-and-tubers/index.html

    We all had to start from not knowing. I'm old, I've had plenty of time to find outimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I knew you would explain it better! image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,566

    I think I'd soak and plant the anemone but I haven't grown them so see what others think

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Thats it, although im not as posh as you, i sow lavender in my gravel path image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Soak then plant works for me image beautiful plant image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Sorry, think its time for bed! Soak and plant for anenomes image
  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Good luck Pauline!  Hope they work for you....you need to expect some to die / not work, but that's gardening for you... enjoy watching and waiting to see if anything appears....

    Let us know how you get on, and welcome to the message board!

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