Flowers : Bulbs
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My Hyacinth Carnegie and Muscari blue grape variety are now falling back but I've noticed small tomatoe type growth on the stems. Are these new seeds/bulbs ? and what should I do with them. Also how far back should I cut out of season stems such as above and tulips for.
namloc, Portarlington, Co Laois Posted: 18/06/2015
Just allow bulbs to wither back and to self-sow naturally if they make seeds.
underplanting a magnolia
Can I plant daffodils under a mature magnolia? They are not doing well in pots, but I am afraid I might damage roots of magnolia Stellata as they appear close to
surface. Thank you
shannon, limerick, Co Limerick Posted: 09/06/2015
Magnolia is best left undisturbed, or plant and disturb as little as possible.
We have lots & lots of daffodils, all various varieties. This year a large % of the Daffodils failed to flower & left us with leaves only.
Why did this happen?
gardening, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Posted: 20/04/2015
If this happened one year to the next and not gradually over several years, it is likely that the summer weather last year got too dry for the bulbs to form flowers and they will return to normal next spring.
Schizostylis blooming in April?
My well established Schizostylis normally blooms late summer/early autumn. However, in the last week it has started to flower - is this normal?
MaryIrwin, Cork, Co Cork Posted: 05/04/2015
Schizostylis normally flowers in late summer and autumn but the red form can flower earlier and this plant was probably brought on by the late autumn and mild early winter. It may or may not do it again.
I have a daffodil with 3 flowers on one stalk. I have never seen the likes. How unusual is it?
LiamC, Swords, Co Dublin Posted: 03/04/2015
This is a botanical aberration called fasciation, in which tissues double or treble. It is unusual but not rare and can happen with any flower.
I've planted some Asiatic and Oriental lilies bulbs in pots and I wonder if I can leave them in the shed until they start growing or is it better to leave them outside?
Daniela, Carlow, Co Carlow Posted: 22/02/2015
These lilies are hardy and can be left outside to grow, but watch for snails that might attack the young shoots as they emerge.