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Bulbs Planted in September - Sprouting Already


 
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emma
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Bulbs Planted in September - Sprouting Already Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I am brand new to the forum & really need some help please. I planted some bulbs in September & was actually quiet proud of myself for planning my garden for next year (am in a new build so this summer was the first year I bothered with the garden) - however, I think that disaster may have struck - they are now beginning to shoot up. I have hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, blue bells, snow drops etc. The strange thing is that it seems to be the hyacinths & daffodils that are shooting, rather than the other bulbs.

So really what I am worried about is because it has been so mild this Autumn the bulbs are confused & are beginning to shoot too early (thinking it is the start of Spring). So does this mean that these bulb will actually die in the winter, when frost arrives & not flower in Spring?? If so, does this mean that I need to un-plant them (which would be a nightmare and a lot of work) for the moment and re-plant then when it gets really cold?

I am sorry for asking this question if it seems quiet a simple problem - but I am a beginner and have no clue when it comes to bulbs as this is my first year for planting. What do I do??

Do I let Mother Nature take charge - or should I intervene?

Many thanks for your help & advise.

Emma
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi emma
this year has been as you say very mild and the short cold spell a few weeks ago caused the bulbs to shoot up.let mother nature take care of it and you will find the bulbs will be fine. the worst thing that could happen is that they flower a little early.
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