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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 5th Mar 18, 5:35 PM
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    Snowdrops going blind
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    Snowdrops going blind 5th Mar 18 at 5:35 PM
    I have several clumps of snowdrops planted under low hanging evergreen shrubs that have all come up “blind” this year for the first time.
    I wonder if the amount of shade has suddenly proved too much and weakened them.

    If I dig them up and replant them in a sunnier splot while still in the green, can I expect them to start flowering again next Spring ?
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    • rosy10
    • By rosy10 5th Mar 18, 6:23 PM
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    If the snowdrops are under an evergreen hedge then it may be that the bulbs didn't get enough moisture over the summer; I'd move them as you have suggested. Also I always bury my bulbs quite deep.
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    • By unrecordings 6th Mar 18, 8:27 AM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 8:27 AM
    They should be fine again next year if you re-plant them. Personally I'd let them complete their cycle this spring, then lift them.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 7th Mar 18, 3:03 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 3:03 PM
    They may be overcrowded and need splitting up. It is best to move snowdrops 'in the blind' which is immediately after flowering, while the leaves are green.

    I would split them up now. Replant where the ground will not dry out during the summer months.
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