when to dig up and store winter and spring bulbs?

Zone east london | gertrudecox added on March 10, 2014 | Answered

I want to know when to dig up and store winter and spring bulbs - crocus, daffodils and tulip bulbs. Now growing in lots.

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Answered on March 15, 2014

In your area, you should not need to dig up spring bulbs (crocus, daffodils and tulips). They actually need the cold to bloom from year to year, so it is best to leave them in the ground to get the cold they need.

In the fall, if you have planted tender bulbs like amaryllis or gladiolus, they can be dug up to be stored after you get your first hard (killing) frost. Typically the leaves will brown indicating they need to be brought in.

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