About 2 years go, in the autumn, I planted lots of daffodil bulbs. The following spring, the bulbs flowered. However last spring, although there were green leaves, there was no flower. It looks like the same thing will happen this year as I can't see any buds. Do I need to dig the bulbs up and plant them deeper or were they a duff bunch of bulbs and need digging out and chucking away? How can I prevent this happening in the future?
Most likely to be.... Lack of light Lack of food Chopping foliage down too early Planted too close together Lack of water - but then if they're kept too wet over the summer they're more likely to rot.
The bulb has everything in it to produce the leaves, roots and flower for the following year. Once it's up (ie leaves etc) then it needs to build up enough to have the strength to flower the following year. So you need to feed them up to get the best show of flowrs from them next year. So keep the leaves until they go yellow and clearly dead, and feed them when the leaves are still up.