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Can I plant bulbs at end of July
#406795 Jul 24th, 2020 at 09:02 PM
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Well, I kind of missed out. I'm not experienced planting bulbs, but I bought some liatris and planted them in beginning of June, (quite a few of them) little shoots up, but not one has come up. Can't even find them in the soil, so I'm assuming our new tenants (squirrels there were 4 of them) living in the core of our Apple tree and only a few feet away from where I planted them may have stolen my bulbs. Can I plant them again even if it's kind of late, with half of our summer gone? We live in a 3 or 3A planting zone.

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DaisyM #406802 Jul 25th, 2020 at 06:32 AM
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Daisy, I live in New Brunswick with a zone 3b and I planted mine in Fall with no problems.


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DaisyM #406814 Jul 26th, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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Thank you sunflowers. Like I said I am not familiar with bulb planting but don't most people dig them out in Fall to winterise them and plant them back in the spring. I'm just so disappointed they didn't come up so I won't see any plant or flowers this year? My next question how do you keep a squirrel from stealing or eating your bulbs?. Oh, these guys are real bad boys.

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DaisyM #406822 Jul 27th, 2020 at 04:39 AM
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No. I don't dig them up.

I don't have a problem with squirrels here though. If you are going to lose them to squirrels then I'd wait until spring to try again....it is too late to plant for any kind of blooms now.

There is a trick you can do to help though. Plant your bulbs, cover them up then lay a big piece of chicken wire over them....then cover with a thin layer of mulch. You can search Youtube for a tutorial. thumbup


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Sunflowers #406825 Jul 27th, 2020 at 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
There is a trick you can do to help though. Plant your bulbs, cover them up then lay a big piece of chicken wire over them....then cover with a thin layer of mulch. You can search Youtube for a tutorial. thumbup

Where we you when my oldest was a child. All she wanted was tulips and daffodils....but we lost most of them to critters..


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DaisyM #406852 Jul 30th, 2020 at 05:46 AM
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Awwww that is sad. Chicken wire makes a great barrier...you can even fold it into a box so they can't get the bulbs from either side. The bulbs always find a way to poke through.


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Well, at least I will know for future reference.


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