The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to lift and separate Autumn Crocus now please? (late Nov) If not can you tell me when the best time to do it please...Thanks



I dont know about now, but i have done mine in the spring when the leaves are dying down.

24 Nov, 2012


Yes, it is possible but not advisable. They have just flowered but have not really died back. At the moment the bulbs are putting their roots down into the soil to replenish energy used by the flowers. Do as SBG suggests and divide after the leaves have died back when they really go dormant.

24 Nov, 2012


Oh thanks so much Seaburngirl and Bulbaholic.....I will leave it 'till after the leaves have died back....(hopefully better weather then!)

24 Nov, 2012


cant be much worse can it?

25 Nov, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?