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By Jutie

Donegal, Ireland Ie

I found some packs of spring bulbs I forgot about, can I still plant them?... It seems a waste to thro them away!!



Nothing to lose by planting them, Jutie, though I doubt if they will do much. Spring bulb flowers are now almost over for this year, but, with a lot of the luck of the Irish, they may come on next year.

7 Apr, 2013


It happened to me one year and I think around this time. Anyway, I planted them and they now come up every year. Crocus and daffs. just luck I guess, from what Bulba says.

7 Apr, 2013


Even if they come up next year it would be great.... Thanks again folks, so glad I found this website... when I ask anything at the garden centres they dont seem to be able to give me an answer.

7 Apr, 2013


That is because the majority of GC staff don't know anything about the products they sell...

7 Apr, 2013


Not really luck, Mbd, but it always helps ;-). A lot depends on the condition of the bulb. I have been in GCs after Christmas and seen spring bulbs still on sale. A quick fondle of the packet has revealed that the bulbs were either soft or just empty shells - these were dead. If the bulb is firm and healthy it could still grow, after a fashion, and in future years could produce flowers and grow on normally. Notice the use of the word 'could' rather than 'will'. I certainly would not go out and buy packets of dry spring bulbs now.

7 Apr, 2013

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