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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: IDIOT'S GUIDE TO STORING BULBS Reply with quote

Please could someone kindly explain how to store daffy and tulip bulbs. Please feel free to dumb down your answer considerably. Dont presume I know anything because its doubtful. If you have a spare 6 year old lying around, please check your answer with them,. If he/she understands it I may have a chance. Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not 100% but, cut head off soon as flower is dying, and let them wither naturally, with a feed of potash, to boost the bulb, when foilage yellow/brown , cut to 1" above ground, and leave for a month, then dig up carefully and separate, and store in cool shady spot, shed. in wood chippings Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much potash is given please, and thanks for replying
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a need to store daffodil bulbs?
i'm very much in the 'leave them in the ground and forget about them' school of thought.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dafffs can be left insit. Tulips I dig up let tm dry off then remove old stem and store in onion bag in cool dry place not damp, I store mine in the shed, you can dust them with sulpher i think if you want to stop rot. You need a good size bulb to flower next season.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a feed of tomatoe feed or 2, daffodils, if your happy where there are, leave them, and separate, every 5 years, tulips best treated as annuals for best show, but can be left, or store.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a wide variety of bulbs but intend to leave everything in the ground except for the tulips - they're in deep window boxes and I want to use them for something else.

Greengage - when you say dust with sulphur, does that mean you can go into a garden shop and ask for sulphur or is it called anything else. Do you dust the bulbs as soon as you take them out of the ground.

Anyone know where you can buy onon bags from.

Also the Potash feed - does anyone know how much to apply?

Thanks so much.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should be able to pick this up from garden centres.
Whien the foliage is still green, feed and water the bulbs to bulk them up for next year. Apply a general-purpose fertiliser, such as Growmore (1 oz per square meter In containers, apply high-potassium liquid feed.
Remove spent flower heads to prevent bulbs using energy on seed production
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: IDIOT'S GUIDE TO STORING BULBS Reply with quote

avs0020 wrote:
Please could someone kindly explain how to store daffy and tulip bulbs. Please feel free to dumb down your answer considerably. Dont presume I know anything because its doubtful. If you have a spare 6 year old lying around, please check your answer with them,. If he/she understands it I may have a chance. Thanks

This is the single most funniest post I think I've ever read. It applies to me also.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad there is some people out there who can offer you some help and much needed advice, your first post did make me chuckle!
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