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By Slimdil

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

Hmmm - thought I'd asked this question already but it doesn't seem to have appeared. So, I'll try again. I bought approx. 40 freesias by mail order which seem to be coming along fine - although not in flower yet (north-east England). My question is, what do I do with the bulbs when they are finished flowering? They are all in tubs. Do I dig them up or leave them? I don't want to lose them as they are my favourite flower. Thanks in advance.



Hi Slimdil,

My Freesias are flowering now (Fife), did you plant the corns late? Not to worry though. After they flower leave them for 6 weeks then cut down to ground level and put the corns into a frost free place over winter. Do not leave them outside in the frost - it will kill the corn.

28 Jun, 2011


I see my original question has appeared - hadn't realised it takes a little time to come up on the list. They actually arrived in February as 'plugs' and I planted them in the greenhouse straight away - planted them out in their tubs about mid-May I think. They are actually coming into flower now - just been to check them all! I'll do as you suggest and overwinter them in the garden shed. Thanks for your help.

28 Jun, 2011

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