can i replant dug up bulbs?

misskitty914March 11, 2014

There's still snow on the ground but its a very warm day so I decided to do some late winter gardening and prune climbing roses and cut back Plumbago.

I lifted a section of Plumbago draping over garden wall and discovered a pile of what looks like small flower bulbs!

I have been gardening for 20 years in same home and have never seen this. Is it possible that something dug up like all 200 tiny early spring flowering bulbs that I planted years ago and hid them in a pile under my plumbago?

What DOES that?!?
Can I replant them?
How do I protect them next year?

We have always had rabbits and super aggressive squirrels but they have never bothered my front garden before and i have made no big changes recently so I am mystified.

I tend to do mass plantings so am unsure how to protect my garden.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

If the bulbs are still firm, I don't see why you can't replant them. Squirrels are said to dig up bulbs and certainly there are plenty of anecdotes to that effect on the forums. I cannot say that I have ever experienced it, though... Of course if you live long enough....

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wynswrld98(z7 WA)

I've certainly experienced it, even with Daffodils which they won't eat (I think poison to them).

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 11:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Will my (most likely) forced tulips ever flower again?
I bought some potted tulips in Feb. '14. I transplanted...
Amy Biondolillo
Transplanting old bulbs
transplanting daffodil and other bulbs When is a good...
Plants with deficiencies
My plants always suffer from nitrogen deficiency and...
narcissus bulbs on clearance
Just wanted to share that I bought potted narcissus...
Snowdrops in the green...
Does anyone know of a source for purchasing snowdrops...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™