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HonkHonk

What's up with my Daffs'

A couple of years ago I planted 20 daffodils in my lawn.
The first year they all flowered perfectly, last year they all sprouted but none flowered, so I bought another 10 bulbs and a bag of mixed crocus.
So this spring I have a riot of purple crocus and no other colour lol and all the daffs' have again popped up but with only 5 showing any buds, as they are all mixed daffodils I don't know if the flowering ones are the new or older bulbs.    but also in the lane there is normally a load of daffs' where a neighbour planted them about 10 years ago this year there are none, not even broke through this year.
Any ideas?
HonkHonk

 had a look on line and I think I may know what's up, as soon as the flowers seem to be at an end I mow 'em all down thus not giving them chance to absorb the nutrients they need from their own stems, and the ones in the lane, well another neighbour has strimmed them all down before they even got going properly for the last 2 years.
Christine

You got it in one HonkHonk before I came in to tell you what the problem was.
HonkHonk

 Thanks Christine
12Bore

Once the flowers have done, Mrs R takes the off and ties the remaining greenery in a knot so that I will leave it alone to shrivel back of it's own accord.
HonkHonk

Yeah I've seen that done many times too mate but the thing I found online said not to do that either      
Christine

Technically you should just leave daffs alone to get on with it till the leaves die back - possibly why the best place to plant them is somewhere other than the lawn. Taking the dead heads off is a good move - knots stop the leaves dying back. "So they say".

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