Can I plant snowdrop bulbs in September?

Plant your snowdrop bulbs as early as possible in August or September, 10-15cm (4-6in) deep and about 10cm (4in) apart. If you can’t plant your bulbs in the early autumn, it is still possible to plant them in October & November.

Can I plant bulbs in September?

Spring-flowering bulbs should be planted in September and October, as the soil is still warm and the bulbs can develop roots and become established before becoming dormant in winter.

When should you plant snowdrop bulbs UK?

Plant snowdrops in the green in February and March or as dry snowdrop bulbs in October and November. There’s no need to prune plants but you may want to deadhead spent blooms to concentrate energy back to the bulb for a better display the following year. Dig up and divide congested clumps every few years.

Should snowdrop bulbs be soaked before planting?

Planting from bulbs

You can also plant dry bulbs in the autumn, but they are generally less successful. If you go for this option, buy them as soon as you seen them on display and soak them overnight in a bowl of cold water before planting the following day. When it comes to snowdrops, a dry bulb is a dead bulb.

How deep should snowdrop bulbs be?

about 10cm

Plant your snowdrops at the level that they were planted before they were lifted, which you’ll see from where the leaves turn white. This will be at a depth of about 10cm (4in). Space them about 10cm (4in) apart.

What happens if you plant bulbs at the wrong time?

Planted later in the year daffodil bulbs will almost certainly bloom later, and some may come up ‘blind’, flowering the following season. Small, weakened bulbs will clump-up more slowly, although they should eventually recover.

Can anything be planted in September?

Planting in September.

Plant now beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, fava beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, both head and leaf lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, peas, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnips.

Is it too late to plant snowdrops?

planting snowdrop bulbs

If you can’t plant your bulbs in the early autumn, it is still possible to plant them in October & November. Once planted, leave the bulbs undisturbed for a few years until they start to look overcrowded, then split and replant.

Can you plant snowdrop bulbs too deep?

Plant your bulbs too deep and flowers will bloom late or not at all, plus you’re likely to get more foliage at the expense of the flowers.

Can snowdrops survive frost?

How to Plant Snowdrops: Spring Garden Guide

How late is too late to plant bulbs?

Plant Bulbs in Winter for Later Blooms

After the first frost or snow storm, you might assume that your bulb-planting days are over. But as long as the ground is workable, you can plant bulbs! This means that you can plant bulbs as late as January – if you can dig a hole deep enough to plant.

What bulbs should I plant in September UK?


  • Plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, preferably by the end of September.
  • Plant tulips in November.
  • Plant hardy summer-flowering bulbs, such as lilies, alliums and crocosmia, in September and October.

Is it too late to plant flowers in September?

Mid- to late-August is often an excellent time to plant fall flowers, as long as the weather isn’t still so hot that the plants will suffer heat stress. But don’t wait too late to plant, or you’ll have a very short window to enjoy your flowers. Check the growing requirements for each plant.

What’s the best thing to plant in September?

Typically, here’s what you can plant in September:

  • Peonies. Lisa HubbardGetty Images.
  • Spinach. Juliette WadeGetty Images.
  • Radishes. Hakan JanssonGetty Images.
  • Pansies. Mosolova PhotographyGetty Images.
  • Kale. keithferrisphotoGetty Images.
  • Asters. Neil HolmesGetty Images.
  • Garlic. ZenShui/Sigrid OlssonGetty Images.
  • Lettuce.

What kind of flowers are good to plant in September?

From early winter blooms to sowed seeds for spring, these are the top flowers to look into planting this September for months’ worth of color.

  • Chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums are perennials best planted in early fall.
  • Chamomile. Chamomiles offer a wide range of benefits.
  • Asters.
  • Peonies.
  • Zinnias.