moving bulbs

Fiona Maguire asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, My garden is very overgrown but I need to do some work which involves using a mini-digger and (unfortunately) weedkiller. The problem is that lots of old bulbs-daffodils, crocuses and clumps of the most beautiful bluebells have survived the years of neglect. The crocuses and daffs are now in flower and the bluebells will be soon, but I really need to get the work done. Can I transplant the bulbs and the bluebells into pots and replant them after the groundworks are done? I would hate to lose the bluebells, as the garden was once on the edge of woodland and I would like to return it to what it once was. I am a complete novice. Thanks a million.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Bulbs can be lifted at any time, including with green leaves, and moved to a new spot or to a temporary new spot and just popped into the soil behind a spade. Pots would be less ideal, but okay is there is no ground available as a temporary area.