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AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

I hastily ordered (now delivered) Crocus bulbs to plant in a section of lawn near my new, as yet not completed, wildlife pond but time has flown by and I am not yet finished the dig never mind ready for planting anything!  True to form I am running before I can crawl.

I now have 250 bulbs I need to do something with.  My first thought was to pot them up and get them in the ground just as soon as practical.  Giving this option a bit more  consideration this would mean me having far more pots to deal with than I would like.  I already have a couple of dozen perennials dotted around the garden that I have no space for until the pond and new borders are finished.

I have a few 24 inch troughs currently redundant and although I know I can use these I would like to know just how soon after flowering/die back can I lift the bulbs and plant them in a far more random fashion in the lawn. Or would I be better to let them grow and die back in the troughs then leave them to dry out in the compost and plant them next autumn?



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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    The troughs will be fine. Dig them up after the foliage has died down. 

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  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Thanks everyone - bulbs all potted into the troughs this afternoon.

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