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hi i planted a lot of narcissus bulbs last sept along a wall, they all flowered and looked very nice, can i mow over them now to cut back the foliage or will this stop them flowering next year



Provided its been six weeks since the last flower withered, then yes, you can cut them now.

9 May, 2012


Does Vic need to have fed these to build up next year's bulbs before cutting the foliage back? (I'm asking for me, really)

9 May, 2012


They do not need feeding every year, Gattins, but it never hurts. We never feed ours in the garden, far too many, and I see a very slow deterioration in flower quality as the years go by.

9 May, 2012


Thank you, Bulba and Bamboo, and Vic for asking the question, too.

9 May, 2012


Yes, me too, Snoopdog. I don't believe in cutting the leaves off. Let them die back naturally.

10 May, 2012


thanks all for your advice

11 May, 2012


I'm so sorry, John, I called you "Vic" earlier on - I should have read your profile!

11 May, 2012


hey ive been called worse things lol john

12 May, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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