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When can I buy snowdrop bulbs?
The best time for when to plant snowdrops is in the early fall. You will need to be quick in buying them, as they will only be available from your local nursery or mail order company for a short period of time in the autumn, due to the fact that they are sold as undried bulbs that do not store well.
How deep should snowdrops be planted?
Plant your snowdrops at the level that they were planted before they were lifted, which you'll see from where the leaves turn white. This will be at a depth of about 10cm (4in). Space them about 10cm (4in) apart. For natural looking drifts, cast the bulbs across the planting area and plant them where they land.
How do you replant snowdrops?
Do you deadhead snowdrops?
Deadheading flowers is usually impractical but, as the foliage dies away after flowering, it can either be left in place to rot or tidied away to the compost heap. Do not cut the grass in which snowdrops are naturalized until the foliage and flowers have died back.
Can you plant snowdrops in grass?
Daffodils, crocus and snowdrops add a beautiful splash of colour to grassy areas in spring. Plant these bulbs in autumn and they will flower in spring for many years to come.
Can you be fined for picking bluebells?
They might be iconic at this time of year, but if you pick daffodils of bluebells from spots such as public parks this spring you could actually face imprisonment or an eye-watering £5,000 fine.
How do you encourage snowdrops to spread?
The technique is easy. Gently lift a large clump with a fork and without going so far as to break it down into individual bulbs, divide it up into three or four smaller clumps with your hands. Plant these either in a brand new place or at the edge of the original group.
Do slugs eat snowdrops?
Pests. Slugs and snails can be a big threat to snowdrops in some gardens, and in others they seem to leave them alone even though they are present. We lose the odd flower, or the tip of some young foliage will be grazed off, whilst all around snowdrops are not touched.