How/when should you harvest bulbs?

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April 13th, 2004, 11:16 am #1

My garden is completely over-run with bluebells! I'm going to leave them to flower this year but next year I really don't want so many. It seems a shame to just bin them though - can I dig them up in autumn and save them? Either to give away or maybe put in the auction room or something? When would their next owners need them for planting?
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April 13th, 2004, 11:25 am #2

I think like Snowdrops they are best moved in the green.
I found quite a few places selling Bluebells in the green.Jane
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April 20th, 2004, 9:44 pm #3

I have the same problem in my garden. I dig out as many as I can find every year safe in the knowledge that they will still pop up and flower all over the place.
I don't think it really matters when you transplant them because they are persistant b**gers
A word of warning from experience - don't put them in the compost heap unless you stamp on them first because they just keep on growin'
Same goes for tiny green potatoes too - if you lift the lid on my green darlek at the moment it looks like a host of aliens with very long white arms are waving at you
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April 20th, 2004, 11:31 pm #4

Dont like handling em, they feel so snotty
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April 21st, 2004, 7:43 am #5

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April 21st, 2004, 7:46 am #6

I dig up loads of bluebells from the garden every year and bin them, but I still seem to have a big show of them the following year, so now I just let them bloom and then through them away
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April 21st, 2004, 7:53 am #7

Me too. I've been digging up hundreds of them every year for the last 7 Still got loads, but they're only where I want them now.

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April 21st, 2004, 8:40 am #8

I've the same problem with muscari

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April 21st, 2004, 8:49 am #9

Where are you sea? Always got room for bluebells if your digging them up, and i would agree in the green. I am in Lancashire
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April 21st, 2004, 5:26 pm #10

just a thought......................if they're the true English variety, then spread them about by all means.
if they are those spanish invaders - stamp on them then bin them - these are gradually killing off our native bluebell & need eradicating asap!
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April 21st, 2004, 7:03 pm #11

I love bluebells!
Want lots of them.

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