How to protect these Daffs from weather?

My daffs seem to come up earlier each year and are getting battered by the winter at the moment wondering if i should move them or put a small fence around.


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  • Devongardener
    Devongardener Posts: 368
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    Most will bounce back up when the weather is quieter.  They are very hardy.   Just pick the ones that have broken off and enjoy them indoors. 
    It’s  really not practicable to put fences around bulbs in most gardens.  
  • twopenny
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    Happens every year. Usually March is the time we get daffs but they're early this year........
    But whenever it is the wind always comes. A fence may damage and break the stems by being blown against it.
    Which is why I now grow Tete a Tete and some a bit larger but still low to the ground. Just a few of the bigger ones growing among other plants to support them.
    But the wet has got my snowdrops and crocus.
    As Devon said, most will bounce back when it quietens and brightens.

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  • Dustyevsky
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    2p has the right idea. Grow the smaller varieties if your garden suffers from strong winds. The larger, fancier varieties still fell over every year in our reasonably sheltered woodland, so out they came. It was the gardening equivalent of driving a Porsche on a 4x4 testing circuit!
     How convenient that the elephant in the room vanishes when we change the methodology.
  • Farway
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    Likewise, row the smaller ones. Says he who struggles on with larger flowered ones in the vain hope that one year they will be upright all season, and every year inwardly weeps at the broken stems & promises. :'(

    If yours are naturalised in grass, and you have the cash, I always envy the swathes of hoop ones at Wisley. Nothing like the yellow one, but delicate I think.

    Here's my Tete a Tete this morning, still upright

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