As the days shorten and winter deepens, the wise gardener will get those last bulbs planted for the big spring show ahead. Nurseries are often keen to off-load the last remaining bulbs at considerable savings.
If the bulbs look healthy and feel solid, and the intended planting site is relatively sunny and well - drained with a loose, rich soil it is worth taking the risk. Bulbs planted this late should be given a little extra care to insure that they make quick, strong, healthy growth.
Place a pocket of gravel perhaps mixed with a little blood and bone, lime, and slow release plant food at the bottom of each planting hole if you really want to help them get a quick start.
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