Splitting daffodil bulbs in September

Tulip and daffodil bulbs have already started to shoot underground.

Tulip and Daffodil bulbs in September

Tulip and Daffodil bulbs in September

If you’re digging your borders, be careful not to cut into and damage your bulbs.

Gently pull Daffodil bulbs apart

Gently pull Daffodil bulbs apart

 

Gently pull the bulbs apart

Gently pull the bulbs apart

If you haven’t already done so, it’s a good time to split your bulbs by gently prising them apart, beging careful not to damage the delicate roots.

Plant the the bulbs in the ground about three times the length of the bulb and about 10 cm apart.

Narcissus grub infected daffodil bulb

Narcissus grub infected daffodil bulb

If the daffodils have blackened ends near the roots and the shoot have not begun to grow then check for the narcissus grub. These pests eat the centre of the bulbs. Throw the bulb away as it won’t really recover properly.

Complete Gardens advice CD-ROM

About these ads

4 Responses to Splitting daffodil bulbs in September

  1. Jodi says:

    am i supposed to wait till fall to split my tulip bulbs? they are just starting to sprout and i have almost 20 sprouts in the same group. could i split them now? Id like to spread them out.

  2. Eeva Häkkinen says:

    Are there any pictures of an adult hemerocallis gall midge? I have a couple of a suspect and would like to compare.

  3. Thank you for the tips. You have a great blog site. More power to you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 78 other followers

%d bloggers like this: