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Daffodils under Gravel

bobloesbobloes Posts: 134

Hi All

Isn't the weather good but I want some frost so that I can stop doing things in the garden!

I got 50 free daffodils with a plant order and am thinking of planting them under my gravelled beds.  There is a membrane that I put down but there are enough gaps around the shrubs that I have had in the ground for about 4 years.  The soil is predominantly clay and quite compacted.  Any experience of doing this or advice?

Cheers Bob


  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Hi Bob, never tried that, worth a go with a few bulbs and see what happens ;) you'll know for next year then...

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,228

    I think whether the bulbs will work with the shrubs depends on the type of daffs, and the type of shrubs. Little Narcissus 'Tete a Tete' would look fantastic around and beneath medium-large deciduous shrubs. Tall lanky standard daffs would look terrible with small evergreen hebes etc. In fact I've got a downer on taller daff varities in general, the foliage causes problems in most situations, for a fussy gardener like me anyway.

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