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A bit of help please.
My local garden centre was giving away unsold spring planting tubers and bulbs.
My question is what should I do with them?
Plant now, store ( how?) or what!
I have Fritilla,Crocosmia,Gladioli bulbs
Also Dahlia,and skyscraper lily.
Thanks in advance

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  • Posted: Mon. 1st July 2013 18:15

Re: Bulbs and tubers

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

I don't see a reason for not planting them out, you might get some flower from the dahlias, maybe you can hope to get some foliage from the others, the fritillarias might be the only plant that could be a no show with the leaves since they are on their way to dormancy.

  • Posted: Mon. 1st July 2013 18:39

Re: Bulbs and tubers

Reply from Angie Robertson

I have on a few occasions bought out of season bulbs and found a mixed success rate with them.
It might be an idea to pot them up into pots using a suitable compost and planting them at a much shallower depth than would normally be recommended in the hope that you will at least get some foliage. In autumn - put them out in the borders at the correct depth so they are protected for winter. Although check for winter care of Dahlia and Gladioli dependant on where you live.
I've had success using this method for tulips, dutch iris, allium and narcissus.

  • Posted: Tue. 2nd July 2013 16:22