snowdrop bulbs when to plant

Norman Woollons
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:10:37 PDT
I have followed this thread with some interest and not a little trepidation!

I live on an island in the Adriatic Sea - the real Mediterranean climate
and last autumn I planted 300 snowdrop bulbs under orange and mandarin
trees.  They all came up and I had a nice display in the spring.  I was
looking forward to them spreading and naturalising...... until I read about
the damp conditions they need.

We have had 0.8mm (0.03 of inch) rainfall since mid May.  My soil
temperature thermocouple, at 5cm depth, albeit in the open, not under the
trees, was registering +43ºC (110ºF) and the soil is dry as far down as you
can dig.

But it was the same last summer and this spring my tulip, allium, crocus
and other bulbs all flowered.  Most are under trees.

I will report back next year and tell you what happened to my snowdrops!

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On 16 July 2017 at 18:44, penstemon <> wrote:

> >Good to know, Bob -- thanks! Parts of British Columbia's interior has a
> similar climate to Denver (where I lived for several years), or at least
> the "wet parts of the Front Range" and I will pass on your experience to my
> gardening friends in "the Interior" as we call it.
> Sure. Though where I live is hardly the “wet part” of anywhere. Our little
> neighborhood, on the western fringes of the Denver metro area, has received
> about an inch (2.5 cm) of rain since the last week in May. (I’m not
> complaining; there was a hailstorm in Denver and its northwestern suburbs
> featuring tennis-ball-sized hail, in May.)
> Not counting some alliums, there are about a dozen species of plants in
> flower here right now, mostly natives. This suits me just fine, though I
> imagine it would drive most gardeners crazy.
> Bob Nold
> Denver, Colorado
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