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Hi please can anyone help me

Can I have paper whites flowering in September? I am getting married in a forest and would love to have them as my flowers. If it is possible how would I go about it?

Thanks Patricia


  • I'm doubtful as the bulbs won't have had their usual summertime rest - but the 'Queen' of forcing bulbs is Sarah Raven - you could try emailing her to see if it's possible for her to provide bulbs that can be planted ready to flower in September

    Good luck image have a wonderful wedding and a happy life image

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

  • Thanks for the info and getting back to me so quickly. I will contact her now

    All the best

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Patricia, have you actually smelt those paperwhites, my mum, daughter and myself had to put them outside. I think some people like them, not anyone in my family though.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hi Lyn yes I agree they can be over powering in a house but our reception is in a yurt on the edge of a forrest so I thought there fragrance would be strong enough to make an impact without being overwhelming.

    Didn't realise how complicated all this is ha ha image

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