About Daffodils & Narcissus

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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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:

It sounds like you have most of these issues covered, but here's our article on the topic:

Also, here are some ideas for snail control:

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