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OllyBJolly Tue 10-May-16 22:43:10

I've had a gorgeous display of hyacinths in planters this year. Advice seems to be to lift and store them. What should I use to store them?

(Had planned to leave them be and shove planters behind garage until next Spring!)

shovetheholly Thu 12-May-16 07:44:51

Lift and store once the leaves have died back. Right now, they need deadheading and a good ole feed (a few times) and a rest in the pot until the plant has reabsorbed all the energy from the leaves and they have gone all yellow and orrible.

Then it's into a dark and dry place. I have heard people swear by fruit nets, suspended from the ceiling of a shed. Apparently this is supposed to keep the mice away!

Alternatively, you can pop them into a dryer place in the garden and hope. This is what I do, and I cannot be arsed with lifting and storing anything!! grin Also, I find that no matter how much I fuss most tulips and hyacinths, the bulbs are never as good in years 2 and 3 as they were in year 1.

OllyBJolly Thu 12-May-16 17:52:11

Thank you. Even another year out of them would be good. I love hyacinths.

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