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I have recently dug up hundreds of daffodil, tulip , crocus and snowdrop bulbs as I have been siting a new driveway. I do not want to throw these away and would ask how to store them in my garage and when I should re-plant them in a new part of my garden. I am a novice gardener so thank you for any advice you can give me.



Hi Lovemum and welcome to GoY, keep your bulbs somewhere cool and dry, hanging up in nets would be good, until autumn and then plant them where you want to grow in the new part of your garden. If you need advice on planting depth etc. just ask, we'll be happy to help you.

23 May, 2009


The green tops are probably still showing on the bulbs. Don't cut these off but lay the bulbs on a tray (separate trays for each type - or else) in a dry but airy shed, a car port would be ideal, until the tops have all died off.
The dry bulbs should then be replanted as soon as possible. If you cannot plant them for some time then they should be kept cool and dark in paper bags. I do a lot of bulb work and have my own fridge in the shed but realise that everyone does not have this benefit.

23 May, 2009


The snowdrops will not survive being dried out. The others will. Plant the snowdrops back in the garden or in pots and keep moist, but not waterlogged until you find a new home for them.

23 May, 2009


Agree with Owdboggy, snowdrops are best planted "in the green". I suspect if I had the luxury of a fridge in the shed it would be full of beer not bulbs Ha Ha

23 May, 2009


He's got both in it...

23 May, 2009

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