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Daffodils Come Up Blind

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pilates Mon 03-Apr-17 11:23:57

Does that mean they are no good and do I need to dig them up?

Trethew Tue 04-Apr-17 18:35:39

Did you plant them last autumn or before? Are the leaves plentiful and healthy? The commonest reason for them failing to flower after the first year is not planting them deep enough, or removing the leaves before they have died down

RedBugMug Tue 04-Apr-17 18:39:23

did you mow them before they died down last year?
they will come back. give them a feed (all purpose or tomato feed) and leave them until all leaves have died.

Mermaidinthesea123 Tue 04-Apr-17 18:41:23

The leaves all have to be brown and floppy before you cut them back, they need to absorb energy through photosynthesis in order to flower the next year.
I currently have a whole lawn I cannot mow because it is full of naturalised crocus and snowdrops and none of the leaves have died back yet.

pilates Tue 04-Apr-17 19:22:28

Yes we have had them for several years and no not mowed coz they are in borders. They were cut back after they had died a good. 6 weeks I think.

Trethew Tue 04-Apr-17 20:25:48

Did you cut them back leaves and all after the flowers were over? Best to deadhead the flowers and leave the leaves till they have lost all their green, and gone yellow and shrivelled. Until then the leaves are replenishing the bulbs for another flower next year. Give them a good feed and hope that in due course they build up strength and flower again.

shovetheholly Wed 05-Apr-17 08:43:00

Are they in a very dry and shady location? And/or did you deadhead them after they flowered in previous years?

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