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Spring bulbs sprouting in November

I planted up some pots of spring bulbs for the first time this year. I've got some crocus 'snowbunting' and some narcissi 'cheerfulness' layered in the same pots. I planted them on 1 October and I noticed today (13 Nov) that they've already sent up small shoots. Help! Is it too early and will they still manage to flower in spring? 


  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Yes definitely you'll always get them poking up a long while before but the flowers will be here in Spring. image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,366

    They'll slow down as the weather gets colder, so don't worry  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Phew! That's a relief. Thank you! image

    Last edited: 13 November 2016 19:09:12

  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428

    Will my bellis flower in the Spring too? I lost most of the ones I planted outside (grown from seed) last year - so this year they're in pots, outside but sheltered. They are flowering profusely - which is great. But hopefully they'll put on a good display when I plant them out in the Spring? I suspect it was the wet conditions rather than the cold that finished them off last year.

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