spring bulbs


Hi all , planted these bulbs October they have been this size for about 6 weeks think they're daff/tulip ? just wondered if they are going to flower, look a bit weird . Also these sweet peas I started off indoors xmas time do you think they will survive . Thx


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,116

    Sweet peas look ok.

    Bulbs are not tulips or daffodils, but may be Irises.

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  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 1,713

    I agree, the bulbs are definitely not tulips or daffs - those have much wider more fleshy leaves. They look a bit like aliums - do the leaves have a strong scent?

    You should pinch the tips from the sweet peas - i.e. use scissors or your thumb nail to take off the top pair of leaves from each shoot. It encourages the plants to grow more side shoots so they get bushier - so more flowers.

    Last edited: 22 February 2017 10:43:18

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  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,402

    Spring flowering bulbs? Looks somewhat like snake's head fritillary/Fritillaria meleagris

    Last edited: 22 February 2017 10:44:36

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,199

    They could be those or Dutch irises.  Have to wait and see.

    Maybe pinch out those sweet peas to get more stems?

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  • thx now you mention it I did plant some snakehead thingys , must label stuff .

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,402
    man in a shed says:

    thx now you mention it I did plant some snakehead thingys , must label stuff .

    See original post

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