Snowdrops and lilies

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Harriet Cotter asked 11 years ago

I have planted snowdrops and hope to ‘force’ them to flower at xmas. Can this be done? If so, I have put them in a dark cool place but wonder if I should water/feed them, and also, when should I bring them into the warmth/light in order to have them flower for xmas.I have also planted baublets from my lillies (they were vey beautiful and healthy this summer) and potted them in a mix of compost and grit. I have also put a layer of grit on top of pots. Where shuld I store them – light/dark, should I water/feed them over winter? when shuld I plant them out? after frost? Thanks Harriet

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Snowdrops can be brought into flower early in pots, but they must have had enough cold outdoors first. The bulbs can be kept in a cold place outdoors and brought into a greenhouse in October. If the cold period was not adequate, they will not respond, or do so only slowly.