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After the daffadills bloom

Posted by pippi21 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 20, 10 at 22:01

The daffadils have finished blooming and there's always a debate whether one should leave the leaves to dry naturally which will take 6 to 8 weeks. Some people cut theirs down or tie the leaves up or band with a rubberband. What do you do with yours?


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RE: After the daffadills bloom

For me, I always leave the leaves naturally to die off with out banding or tieing up, I really think this makes a differece, I don't think the leaves look bad, and I have so many other flowers that by the time the daffodils are done me attiention is turned to over flowers. Another thing I do is, I always cut off the Daffodil flower stalk as they fade.


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RE: After the daffadills bloom

That was going to be my next question!


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I do the same as hostalover and they do great!


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I was given a whole bunch of daffodils a friend pulled up a week ago. What do I need to do?


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I do the same, always removing faded flower stalks. That way all the energy goes into making a fat healthy bulb and flower bud for the next year. You don't have to wait for the leaves to wither and dry completely though. Once they begin to yellow they are useless to the plant so you can "tidy up" then if you want to.


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RE: After the daffadills bloom

I do the same as hostalover. No tying, no cutting except the flower stalks. I have so may other things in bloom, they draw attention away from the daffodils.

awantabe, just plant them at least 6 " deep and allow the leaves to dry naturally.


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I also remove the flower stalks and leave the leaves alone.


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RE: After the daffadills bloom

awantabe, I would go ahead and plant the bulbs. You may or may not get blooms next year, but if they if they put up green next year, you'll know you succeeded. Plant them in good soil with a bit of mild organic fertilizer in the hole for good measure (cottonseed meal or the like). Water them in and then leave them alone.


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