Spring Bulbs

ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

Just thought I would let everyone know that spring bulbs have arrived at Homebase today! So if you want to get planting early or want to force some Daff bulbs inside for winter now is the time to do it image

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  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    Hi Matt, Saw spring bulbs too  in Wilkos & B&M yesterday. Wilkos mixed daff bulbs were £3.50 for about 3 Kg  I think.

    I'm still waiting for my scabious to produce even one flower and cosmos could be doing a bit better as wellimage I do love Spring bulbs though

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Some of my cosmos have produced no flowers at all and are extremely leggy in the ground(to the point where the wind has blown them over) So they are coming out tomorrow as I've had a gutsful of them. Is it too early to be getting spring bulbs in the ground or do you think I should wait a bit?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Daffodils/hyacinths /narcissus fine to go in now-tulips wait until October/November

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Or even later with the tulips - mine usually go in in December.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    What about Iris/crocus etc?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Yes-anything that is in the shop- is better in the ground than in the shop-but there is plenty of time.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I guess i'll wait about 6 weeks then get them in image

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    Mattbeer87- Some of my Cosmos have started to flower the others are very lush with flower buds developing so I'm holding on to mine. They did need to be stacked today I feel exactly like you about my Scabious however- but I'm just going to leave them where they are and see if I get one full bloom out of them. Ever optimistic

    I thought too that the bulbs were slightly earlier in the shops this year but these type of shops are very up to date & seasonal in what they sell.

  • Tim BurrTim Burr Posts: 344
    Roll on Spring 2013!! My mum always said to never wish your life away, but as gardeners we're always looking forward, never back.



    Spotted Christmas cards on sale in Card Factory on Wednesday!! Think I may buy a box and write them out on a quiet couple of hours when I take my summer holiday!!
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