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Outdoor hyacinths. I only planted some hyacinths about 6 weeks ago but 2 have already pushed through and are about 2 ins tall. I thought I had planted deep enough. The flower bud is visible. My question is - are they hardly enough to last above the surface until spring or should I mulch over them to protect them



That's unusual. They don't normally show until late winter, but they are fully hardy so it won't matter how cold it gets. I wonder if you bought the forced ones (for indoors) by mistake.

27 Oct, 2015


I wonder if they are actually indoor ones too... but as Bendipa says if they are outdoor ones they are fully hardy. We have lots of bulbs putting their noses above the ground already.

27 Oct, 2015


They were indoor hyacinths last year. I always keep my indoor ones to put in the garden the next autumn and they always flower the following spring. We'll wait and see.
I also have some crocus showing through. Thanks for replies.

27 Oct, 2015


My forced ones out in a dark shed are pushing themselve high up from the compost so I had to topdress, little shoots appearing too, its been mild recently maybe thats why

28 Oct, 2015

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