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By Jennyh

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I received some snowdrops through the post the other day (Gardeners world offer). I am planning to pot them up first and keep them in my conservatory until better weather comes. I am a bit of a novice when it comes to bulbs, should I give them a bit of a soak before I pot them up or will this make the them more prone to rot?

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Are these dry bulbs or in the green? In either case get them planted in the ground if you can not in a pot and do not soak the bulbs if they are dry.

24 Mar, 2013


Thanks for your quick response MG. I think they have been dug up as they all have long green stems on them. the problem I have, with planting them straight into the ground is that we have about six inches of snow, will that cause any problems with the ground so cold?

24 Mar, 2013


Can see no problem with putting them in pots until the ground is accessible.
The best pot would be one of those tall ones used for Clematis or other climbers.
Any potting compost would do, plant down to where the leaves begin to separate,then give them a good watering. Keep them cool, they would not like a hot conservatory for example.

24 Mar, 2013


Thanks Owdboggy! the conservatory is most defiantly on the cold side! I will do as you have suggested.

Thanks again and happy gardening!!

24 Mar, 2013

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