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Storing Bulbs


By Sjw

gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

I have daffodils, hyacynths and tulips in pots. Once they have finished flowering, do they need to go into the garden, or can they be taken out of the pots and stored in a shed. I wanted to use the pots hence the need for rehoming.



Yes, they are best taken out of soil and pots, and left in a dry, cool place. Repot them in the autumn and keep them well watered for flowering again in spring.

29 Apr, 2009


Hi Sjw alternatively you can put them into the ground where you would like them to grown next year - both routes will work. Personally I'd plant them in ground now so I couldn't forget about them :-)

29 Apr, 2009


if you want them to grow next year they should be allowed to die back naturally, feeding the bulb etc. I sometimes put them into plastic pots and put them behind the greenhouse where they get water ect.

29 Apr, 2009


SBG - honestly it works just as well to plant in the ground and feed from there... it is something we have done several times.

29 Apr, 2009


Yes Moon grower I do that too, i meant if sjw didnt want to put them in the ground. I keep tete et tete for baskets only so they dont go in the ground :o)
most of the bulbs that have been in pots this year will be found permanent places , hopefully ;o)

29 Apr, 2009


I prefer to get new bulbs for pots - so everything goes into the garden

30 Apr, 2009


ooh moon grower you have changed your picture. What flower are you sniffing?

30 Apr, 2009


A huge rhododendron bloom - see Bulbaholics latest blog. on Loch Broom

1 May, 2009

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