Plant out your forced bulbs

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

Some bulbs that are forced to flower in­doors, such as minia­ture daf­fodils and hy­acinths, can be planted out when they have faded.

Wait un­til the fo­liage dies back, then lift them from their in­door con­tainer.

Dis­card any that are soft or rot­ting and plant them in groups at three times the depth of the bulbs, and one bulb’s width apart.

They may not flower bril­liantly next spring, but should ma­ture and im­prove over the years.

Don’t plant out ‘Pa­per White’ nar­cissi as they are not frost hardy.

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