the late late show
Shock. Horror. Dismay. I cleaned out the garden shed and discovered a small net of Narcissus bulbs about two months ago.
They had been kept reasonably cool and were still plump, though about the size of a generous thumbnail.
Some were goners and disappeared into the rubbish.
The rest had a little rim of creamy-white bumps at the bottom, though there were no leaves showing.
I potted them up on June 29 and put them out in the yard.
They all came up. As of today there are two with buds. I suspect them of being a little w-y variety that gets to about 9" high usually. These are only about six inches but they all look healthy.
This would be the equivalent of planting at the end of December.
The weather has been fairly mild with a few snippy little frosts and plenty of rain.
It's worth taking a chance with those late-discovered bulbs. At the worst they'll perish. But you might be looking at unexpected buds less than two months later, too.