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plase can anyone tell me why my spring bulbs are showing now and can i stop them?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    It's what they do Graham - there's no need to stop them, they'll slow right down as the weather gets cooler. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • thank you most concerned as never planted spring bulbs before.image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    All the seasons seem to be mixed up this year.  There are lots of plants putting on new growth as if it were spring.  When the frost comes it'll all be killed and they'll look dreadful all winter.  Climate change image

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Next year try planting them deeper. Could be the reason, we are very mild here but no sign of bulbs up yet.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Ah yes.  There is that.  (Of course the frost won't harm the snowdrops/crocuses/daffs.  Many's the time I've seen them poking through the snow.  Snow.  Remember that?)

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Snow? Never heard of it.

    Out of the bulbs I planted up there are some tiny little crocus shoots and a Hyacinth popping through.

    I'm not worried, these are tough plants.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    It's very mild here too.  The Dahlia my mum bought me had finished flowering and this week has produced another flower....even though it had started dying back, I was surprised at that. No sign of bulbs though.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    My bulbs are coming up too.  Shouldn't think this mild weather can last for much longerimage Cold must be on it's way.

  • Thank you all for your messages ill keep fingers crossed that i did dig to the correct depth.image

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