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My daffodiles did not flower again this year. It has been three years in a row!! Should I lift them?

Submitted: 02:27PM, 10 Oct 2011
Answer: Dear Paul,

It usually isn’t necessary to lift your daffodil bulbs every year. Generally a clump of bulbs will continue to flower for many years in the same spot when the conditions are right.

Daffodils require a fertiliser that is well balanced and not high in nitrogen. To encourage flowering, you can add some Sulphate of Potash at planting time or when already planted, in spring, and then fertilise with a fertiliser that is specifically formulated for bulbs after the leaves push through. Continue to apply a suitable fertiliser right up until the leaves have finally died down. Keep the garden beds well mulch to keep the root system cool.

It might be worthwhile giving them another year and if they still fail to flower, it may pay to lift them and replant.

Good luck.

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