I've been given a couple of dozen freesia bulbs and know that its too late to plant them here. Can I hold them over to early autumn if potted in dry soil or peat? Or......?
My Freesias stay in the ground all year, unless I'm having a renewal session.
Which means they get whatever rain and drought come to them over the summer. They will probably start thinking about coming up in March- April.
If they're in company with annuals or succulents that don't get watered deeply and daily they should be fine.
I don't think I'd use peat, though. Gritty soil would definitely be better. Excellent drainage and good sun-hours essential. And frost protection - otherwise the leaves go mushy just when they're needed.