Daffodils
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About Daffodils & Narcissus

Zone Cloverdale, CA 95425 | Anonymous added on March 28, 2018 | Answered

Hello, First off, I want to tell you how much you have taught me and I want to thank you. My problem, I\\\\\\\'ve had for years and would like to know what I\\\\\\\'m doing wrong. I have \\\\\\\' clumps \\\\\\\' of bulbs, narcissus & various daffodils growing around my yard. I have separated some of them out to singles because they weren\\\\\\\'t blooming but that didn\\\\\\\'t even help. They still don\\\\\\\'t bloom. All I have are these clumps of green. Unfortunately the snails love them so that\\\\\\\'s a never ending battle. I see \\\\\\\' clumps \\\\\\\' of them growing along the freeways with even less sun then mine are in, so what am I doing wrong?? Your input would sure be a big help. Thanks again, Carolyn P.S. I also leave the tops to dry but braid them or rubber band them together so they don\\\\\\\'t lay all over the place. I have no photos

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on March 29, 2018

    There are several possible causes for narcissus/daffodils to fail to bloom. Braiding the tops while they're still green may impair food storage and next year's flowers. These articles will help you find the culprit:
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=658
    http://daffodilusa.org/growing-daffodils/non-blooming-daffodils/

    It sounds like you have most of these issues covered, but here's our article on the topic:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/daffodil/daffodils-not-blooming.htm

    Also, here are some ideas for snail control:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/organic-snail-control.htm

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