West Midlands, United Kingdom
Having just read some advice Bulbaholic gave on planting bulbs out now, I wondered whether I am going to have a problem with last year's bulbs in containers.
I left all the daffodils, crocuses etc in the pots in which they had been planted. I waited till they had died back but fed them regularly until they had died back completely... as Moongrower advised. In the summer months, they were just left in another part of the garden, in their pots, getting wet/baked by the sun or whatever, according to the weather at the time!
Should I have put them under cover/ in a dry place, to prevent them rotting? They are still outside! Is it too late to put them under cover now...or have I misunderstood Bulbaholic's reply in a recent, similar question?
Also, I had a lot of alliums which I planted in pots last week as I thought it would be good to move them around next summer, depending on where I needed some colour. Should they be under cover all winter as well?
Maybe I have completely lost the plot!
- 27 Oct, 2010