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Mystery sprouting bulbs - can they be moved?

Hey guys. Just moved into a new house, and in the process of removing some invading plants discovered these lovely things! My question is can I move them now? I'm worried that if I wait until they finish flowering I'll never find them again!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,567

    Hi image

    I can't see what they are from here, possibly bluebells.  I wouldn't move them now - you run the risk of losing the blooms.

    However, as soon as they've flowered dig them up and move them, planting them nice and deeply.  They'll be fine. 

    Don't worry, the leaves will be there for a while after the flowers die off so you won't be able to miss them. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    Unless you want to clear the area let them flower there. You can move them as the leaves brown. I have moved bulbs at that stage and sometimes they carry on as if nothing has happened. But sometimes they don't flower

    Some sort of narcissi I thinkimage

  • Aster2Aster2 Posts: 629

    You can always put a plant label next to them, as a marker.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    Do any of those tall hollow dead stems appear to be coming from where the new leaves are appearing?  If so, you might have something really nice like nerines. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,567

    The other thing to remember is ... they might be growing in an area that is just right for them - the right amount of sun/shade etc.  So before moving them, take a while to consider ... image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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