The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Maridon

West Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

my daffodils and crocuses (in tubs) have finished flowering - can I take them out to re-use tubs for summer plants and if so at what point should I take them out must I wait for foliage to die off first. If I can take them out whatis the best way to store them for replanting next year. Would be grate for any help please - I am an amateur gardener in need of help !!! Many thanks



You don't have to wait for the foliage to die back so you can take the bulbs out now, but leave the foliage on for a few weeks then they will have a better chance of flowering next year. (When these bulbs are grown in the ground, they can come up "blind" (no flowers) the following year if the foliage is cut down too soon. Just store the bulbs in a dry place. Good luck with the summer plants.

14 May, 2010


If you can turn the pots upside down and empty the contenmts out, like making sand pies on the beach, this will be much better for the bulbs. Leave them in the block of compost until the leaves have died back then separate out the bulbs.

14 May, 2010


Many thanks !

25 May, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?