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    I think they put compost in the border so it should be fine with a bit of feed for next year.

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    You could certainly divide them, but the smaller bulbs 'may' not flower in the same year until they have matured.

    Snowdrops are one of the bulbs I'd suggest buying 'in the green' or starting in pots and planting out, they are also easier to divide when green (after flowering). I've also had less suggests with snowdrops from bulbs (although quality and health of bulbs may account for it).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW2f37apzRU

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    Thank you, I have left the daffodil bulbs as is unless they fell apart whilst I was cleaning the compost off. Bought more too, to put in later this year when the present border is beginning to die off.
    Someone bought be some snowdrop bulbs so do you suggest starting them off in pots later this year and once they are sprouting to plant them out.

    I need so many bedding plants that I have bought seeds, seed trays and a greenhouse heater to try and grow my own.
    As I have said I am a total novice but now my garden has been made accessible for me I intend to try my best to do everything myself except of course, cutting the grass and hedges.

    Next year will tell if I have green fingers or not.

    I can see me coming back and asking for yet more advice in the future.

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    Does anyone know where I can buy some native british daffodil bulbs? not sure exactly what is available but this year I'd like to plant some more unusual ones and fly the flag for native british flowers. I'm also trying to get some winter aconites but can't seem to find any in garden centres?

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    @catlover Certainly:

    You could try The Daffodil Society http://thedaffodilsociety.com

    They list a number of suppliers (I'd avoid Bakker unless you want to be bombarded with junk mail and 'lucky ticket' style offers.

    Croft 16 (holds the Plant Heritage National Collection) see list of suppliers. Actually tempted by some myself


    http://thedaffodilsociety.com/wordpress/bulb-suppliers/

    The bigger online seed companies, Thompson and Morgan, Suttons etc may well do them.

    I haven't been in a garden centre lately but most are getting ready for the Xmas season, then onto spring/easter straight after. You might find a nursery better than a general garden centre, if you have one near by

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    Love that.. Err @reddivine, I think we need some more planks to go up in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingKidney View Post
    Love that.. Err @reddivine, I think we need some more planks to go up in the world?
    Ah well at the moment my garden is all on one level.....

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