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I planted hundreds of bulbs in a meadow in Nov/Dec. the meadow has a few inches of top soil but is solid clay underneath.

Due to all the rain recently the area has been sodden - will this rot the bulbs or will they survive?

Any idea anyone?!...


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    And?-nothing has appearedimage

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    Depends what they are, fritillaries will be ok, they'll think it's a watermeadow.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Solid clay -with a few inches of top soil-does not sound anything like idealimage-not much you can do other than wait and see?image

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Bulbs are surprisingly resilient. My front lawn floods regularly as there is something of a hard pan below the topsoil, and I live in a marshy area. Although I lose a few bulbs, the majority keep coming back, so I wouldn't despair.

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