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rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

i inherited a few snowdrops here& last year bought 100 in the green & planted them .. I went out yesterday to clear leaves& uncover any emerging shoots & there don't seem to be more than I started with , will I have to wait or have they been eaten? 

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  • My snowdrops aren’t showing yet, was planting some  peonies yesterday and came across a few of my daffs and they are only just beginning to shoot.  I wouldn’t worry about them for a few weeks yet :) 

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    oh good! Thankyou

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,561

    have you dug down to see if they are still there. Maybe you planted them a bit deep, my best ones are sitting only just below the soil.  

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,482

    YES, PROBABLY STILL COMING UP FOR AIR.

    MINE ARE SO NUMEROUS AND THE COMPETITION FOR SPACE SO KEEN THAT THEY PUSH THEMSELVES OUT OF THE SOIL AND FLOWER, ROOTLESS, ON THE BARE EARTH.

    OTHERS GET TURNED OVER BY THE SPADE OR FORK AND STILL MANAGE TO FLOWER EVEN THOUGH THE BULBS ARE MORE THAN A SPADE DEPTH DOWN.

    IT TAKES A LOT TO DETER A SNOWDROP.

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    Last edited: 27 January 2018 12:21:41

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    I get the ones that push themselves out as well. I gather them up and transplant them to a new place.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Perhaps yours are a later variety like the March ones? is the soil completely compacted? My feb ones started showing a few weeks back 

    Last edited: 27 January 2018 14:28:09

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,160

    I'm getting that too. Why do bulbs push themselves out of the ground  Mine have no competition.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,561

    They do Pauline, like mad! You will get big clumps in no time, they need splitting every few years to get the best from them. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,561

    I love them, first signs of Spring I think.  If you leave the dead flowers on they will also self seed. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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