Moving bulbs in November
GrassyKnoll Posts: 95
I have an area of the garden that has lots of daffs, bluebells and snowdrops all squashed in the same area.
Only moved here last year and this winter I was wanting to dig them all up and move them around to give them all a bit of space. But, I've looked this morning and some of them are showing already in November.
Is this normal and is it still ok to dig them up and move them/ separate them?
I wouldn't disturb them now - you may well lose the flowers - I'd leave it after they've bloomed and the leaves are beginning to change colour and die down. That's the perfect time to move them.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Really? That'll be another 8-9 months until I can do anything.
You sometimes need to be patient when gardening.
Agree with Dove, the best time for moving bulbs, is when the foliage stats to die back after flowering.
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ok. thanks guys. I now need to decide wether i should just lose them as i have something else going into that part of the garden in the spring.
Why not dig them up when they have finished flowering and put them in pots? That will give you time to decide where to put them for the following year.
Some have only just nudged their way through the soil. But there's such a mixture in there that I will have this continuous growth now until summer when the daffs are the last to start dying back
I'd just do it. Some of them might not flower as well but there's always another year. You won't kill them.
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If they are very congested they may not flower well anyway so I agree with nut and would get it done now if it were my garden.