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Post by WeirdCat on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 5:58

Bet you thought you'd never see me posting a thread starter in this bit given my mouldy thumbs. Anyway, my spring bulbs that Garry gave me are shooting, does this mean when the colder weather comes they will die or are spring bulbs by their nature hardy little beasties?

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Re: Spring bulbs

Post by Maria on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 8:58

blimey Ruth..... see what a good present it was - it gives you hope for the future and makes you look forward to the spring. They will be fine. The colder weather will 'check' them, ie slow their growth but thats normal. Dont worry, just enjoy them and admire their braveness in poking their noses.

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Post by Scatty on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 10:52

Well what a lovely present that is, as Maria say's its cos it is so mild for the time of year and the cold will not harm them. I have a few poking through the soil too.

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Post by supergran on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 16:52

Oh is it to late to plant some crocus bulbs I got last year for Christmas, just remembered them.

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Post by Scatty on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 16:59

Plant them up and see what happens Billie, they will do more than if they stay where they are.

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Post by Maria on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 17:36

yes you can plant them Billie, as long as the ground isnt frosty, but they may not flower well this first year, as they wont have very long to build up the necessary reserves.

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Post by supergran on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 21:03

Thanks you two will get the boys round to do, just hope they don't plant them upside down cause then they would come out in Australia.

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Re: Spring bulbs

Post by Guest on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 21:27

Actually I worked for a very intelligent man once who was a bit of a dumbo when it came to common sense and he planted 200 (yes, two hundred) daffodils all the wrong way up, but they have a way of turning themselves the right way round, so they all came up, but a little to the left or right of where he thought he had planted them. Obviously they shot out from the sides then turned towards the light!

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 23 Nov 2009 - 22:03

They are so clever, my mum planted me a bowl of tulips which somehow got put on a shelf in the conservatory upside down, we found them months later, sprouting and growing the right way up, just needed a bit of water and some sunlight, they looked V amusing with curly stems but flowered beautifully.

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