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Blind daffodils

JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114

Shall I just dig these up or is there hope for them, a little bit stumped, please help.

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  • JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114
    Jimbolena says:

    Shall I just dig these up or is there hope for them, a little bit stumped, please help.

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     Posting on behalf of a friend.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,083

    Daffodils go "blind" usually because they are starved or over crowded so yes, dig them up if you can and replant at a good depth and with space between each bulb and a generous dollop of pelleted chicken manure or similar and some well rotted garden compost to improve soil texture.  

    Water them in well and they should produce flowers next year or the year after - assuming no-one has cut off the foliage before it's had time to replenish the bulbs.  It needs to be left a minumum of 6 weeks and preferably until it has died down naturally.  Never knot it or remove it too early in an attempt to be tidy.

    Last edited: 02 June 2016 23:14:34

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  • JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114

    thanks, will say to her

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