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What do I do with my bulbs after they finish flowering?

Submitted: 02:26PM, 20 Oct 2009
Answer: Trim off dead flower stems and, if you want to keep the bulbs for next year, water them regularly with a soluble fertiliser (like Thrive or Aquasol) until the leaves die down completely. Then lift the bulbs, clean them and store them somewhere cool and dry.

Cool climate bulbs – like tulips, hyacinths and daffodils – should be placed in the crisper section of the fridge in February and left for two months before planted out. Re-using bulbs can be a chancy business, especially if your winters are not particularly cold, and if you want best results you should buy fresh bulbs each year.

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Answered: 03:36PM, 20 Oct 2009

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