Rescuing “blind” snowdrops

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Rescuing “blind” snowdrops

Postby Primrose » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:22 pm

I have several clumps of snowdrops planted under the cover of evergreen shrubs which have come up blind, without flowers for the first time this year.
I’m wonder whether the shade and lack of light has suddenly proved too overpowering for them.

If I dig them up now in the green and replant them in a sunnier spot, do you think they will flower again next year. Does anybody have experience of snowdrops going blind?
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Re: Rescuing “blind” snowdrops

Postby Monika » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:00 pm

They are probably too crowded, Primrose. I would replant them in a sunnier spot, well apart, and give them a general feed to build up resources.
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Re: Rescuing “blind” snowdrops

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:33 pm

Often caused by a lack of moisture too.....
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Re: Rescuing “blind” snowdrops

Postby Primrose » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:56 pm

Yes they are under some dense camellia overgrowth where the soil gets very dry so not the best growing conditions. Hopefully they will gradually perk up under some healthier conditions.
I probably should have moved them last year but once the foliage has died back they tend to be out of sight, out of mind and then I can never remember exactly where they’re located to dig them up and replant.
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