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When to plant summer/autumn bulbs?


 
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f&vlady
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: When to plant summer/autumn bulbs? Reply with quote

Hi, Yesterday I went mad in Aldi and Lidl lol, bought oodles of bulbs, at those prices,how could anyone resist? My only bulb experience to date is daffs and crocus so this is a new avenue for me> My question is,it states on all the packets,don't plant until after last of frosts, well, with our weather behaving as it is at the moment who knows when that will be!! so I'd like to know what is the absolute latest these bulbs can be planted directly into the beds to ensure flowering and my imagined riot of colour lol. I have a polyhouse so going to container plant some this weekend or is that too soon? Any advice welcomed,thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: bulb planting Reply with quote

hi,what types of bulbs did you get?for instance begonias/dahlias can be started off indoors and planted out later on.I have a big order on the way from the uk and they wont be dispatching til late on in march,so you will have time.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply frengers80. I got Dahlias,Gladioli,Lily,Iris,Anemone and some others(mostly chosen for colours lol), Will wait for end of March to plant and fingers crossed!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: re bulbs Reply with quote

hi,forecast to be cold again this week,to get colder towards next weekend!!!you could start your dahlias off in pots indoors,soak overnight in warm water first and put on a warm window sill.when they sprout shoots about 6 inchs long you can take those as cuttins and get some plants for free!!!good luck
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