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ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco HamiltonPosts: 19
Hello. I am relaying some turf and want to put some bulbs underneath so they will grow through in spring. I have some spring bulbs left over from last year. Is it ok to plant them now? Normally I would plant spring bulbs in the autumn.


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,981
    Yes - it's no different to planting potted ones in a border after they're done  :)
    It does depend on what they are of course - make sure they're suitable for growing through grass.
    When you say you have them left from last year though - do you mean they've just been lying around, or are they ones which have grown and flowered this spring?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco HamiltonPosts: 19
    edited April 2020
    Cheers. They have been lying in the shed. Never been planted.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,827
    You may find they are desiccated and mouldy by now, thus unusable. You might be better to plant through your new turf with fresh bulbs ordered in the autumn.
  • ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco HamiltonPosts: 19
    Thanks. Will check the bulbs and if mouldy will discard, otherwise not much to lose by planting them!
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