Daffodil bulbs

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M. Ann knight –  

Tips on how and when to plant spring daffodil bulbs soil etc and how to look after them.

Hi there

Daffodils bulbs need planting in the autumn for spring flowering. Find a location with well-drained soil. Daffodils will not thrive in water-logged areas.
Daffodils like to receive full sun for most of the day.
If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs with their pointed tops 10-15cm (4-6″) below the soil surface with smaller bulbs placed more shallowly than larger ones. Space the bulbs 7-10cm (3-4″) apart. Allow 4 to 5 bulbs per square foot.
If planting in Pots, find a large container and fill it with good-quality, well-drained soil. Ensure there is adequate draining holes.
Plant in the Autumn, September through November.
After planting, water the Daffodils well, gently soaking the soil to settle it around the bulbs.
Daffodils will flower early Spring.

After flowering has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don’t cut it off.
The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulbs for the future.
Water as needed during active growth periods.
By mid summer the leaves may yellow and die back.
Foliage may be removed at this point.

The Hart Family