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JUST DUG UP A LOAD OF BULBS WHAT DO WITH THEM? AND SNOW DROPS
Fri 27-May-11
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  How do I store bulbs? Don't know what flower they are but basicaly a blue/purple multi flowered plant which was getting out of hand.  Need to spread them a bit better and maybe give some away. Could do with a possible name if any one can guess and I will look for the pictures on the internet.

  Also I grow my snow drops in the lawn but would like to increase the amount and spread them. The flower is gone when I come to mow the lawn BUT the seed head doesn't look like it is ready to drop its seeds. Or put another way if I pull them of (the seed heads) can I just stick them in the lawn and will that produce a new plant. The heads are still green?? Thanks JB

     

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although snowdrops do produce seed, they spread more by bulb division, therefore provded the leaves have started to go yellow, it's nto too bad to mow, not sure you'll beenfit greatly from trying to replant the green seed pods.

As for the bluey purple flowers, at this time of year, they could be a number of things, likely something like grape hyacinth, squill or possibly bluebells, both spread quit readily if given the right circumstances.  

Sat 28-May-11
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Terrier said:

although snowdrops do produce seed, they spread more by bulb division, therefore provded the leaves have started to go yellow, it's nto too bad to mow, not sure you'll beenfit greatly from trying to replant the green seed pods.

As for the bluey purple flowers, at this time of year, they could be a number of things, likely something like grape hyacinth, squill or possibly bluebells, both spread quit readily if given the right circumstances.  

Definatly not Blue Bells grape hyacinth sounds very likely. Dug up bulbs still head seed heads on. What should I do now to store them and when can I replant them? Thanks for your help JB

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pick the worst patch of ground in the garden these things are totally bomb proof...lol ...just chuck them in

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kayerunrig said:

pick the worst patch of ground in the garden these things are totally bomb proof¦lol ¦just chuck them in

Thanks kayerunrig how would I store them as I don't want to plant them till next year as I am doing some work in the garden and know a perfect spot but it won't be available till next year.   PS do they have to go in "right way up" as I was thinking of spreading them as in them dropping them along a dug channel and am bone idol so want the easiest way of doing it. Thank you JB

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literally chuck them in a bag and forget about them till you have the space for them, dont worry about them going in the right way up they wont care and remember you planted them its your fault when they invade the universe...lol

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Thank you kayerunrig JB

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