The foliage gets very ugly I would like to tidy it, when can I cut it off
To feed the bulbs, let the foliage die back naturally.
Just wondering what weed this is and how to get rid of it? I think it may be onion weed? Before laying the new grass I removed all of these weeds and replaced the soil but it has come back.
It could be wild onions. They will take some time to get rid of. If you hand removed them, even leaving one little piece will resprout. And using an herbicide takes time too, because the weeds have a waxy coating that is resistant to the herbicide. Here is more:
They are dormant in the summer and that is the best time to move them. If you are moving and have no other choice, go ahead and dig them up but I suggest planting them in a container, rather than refrigerating the bulbs. And get as much of the rootball as possible.
It depends on how far they broke off! If the tip is broken, but you can see layers of unharmed growth, then it will likely recover.
Plant as you would, normally, but add some wettable sulfur the the wound before planting. This will offer protection against fungi and bacteria.
I purchased crocus bulbs in August. Just planted in Mid October because they were sprouting. I live in Mississippi. I put them in a small window box and covered them up and watered them. I left them outside on the ledge. Its been cold a few nights so I just left them there. This morning, I took a look at them and I saw some lilac colored blooms starting to emerge. I am growing these for the saffron. I want to be able to harvest it. Is it ok that they are blooming so soon? Will the saffron be any good?
Make sure you have saffron crocus bulbs, which bloom in fall. Regular crocus bulbs bloom in spring. Since yours is trying to grow, they should be the right bulbs.
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We have a beautiful patch of grass in our garden that is covered in crocuses in early spring. It is a married quarters, military house in Shrivenham, Wiltshire, so I didn't plant them, but I have looked after them for the 4 years we have been here. There is c urrently re roofing going on all around our patch and a great deal of buildng supplies are being dumped on the lawns (no love lost in military gardens!!). Will the crocuses survive being covered for their whole flowering season? Should I fight hard to have the supplies put somewhere else? Rowena.
You will want to keep them uncovered if you want them to survive. Likely, they will not survive being covered for extended periods.
However, if you cannot get the supplies moved, elsewhere, you can dig up a patch to preserve in container until the work is done. Just be sure to get a very large chunk of soil so that you do not disturb the roots of the patch, at all.
a few are cut at the ground. Most have maybe 1/4-1/2 inch remaining. Is there something I can do to help? And secondly, do I need to be concerned when the service comes around to scatter new mulch? will it burn the crocus, daffodil, and tulips that have sprouted?
As long as the bulb is not cut, they should be OK. However, they won't get the benefit of the leaves collecting energy for next year's blooms as it sounds as if the leaves left with the blossom. So, they may be slow to recover. It could be a couple years before you get blooms again.
The mulch will not burn anything. I would point out your bulbs to the lawn service, though, to make sure they don't remove any more foliage or cover the bulbs with mulch.