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Author Topic: Do you feed your snowdrops?  (Read 2486 times)

mark smyth

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Do you feed your snowdrops?
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:55:39 PM »
I've just started feeding my snowdrops with liquid tomato food and was wondering what you do?

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RichardW

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Re: Do you feed your snowdrops?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 10:02:38 PM »
Fish, blood & bone over all the beds as they start to appear & again after flowering.

In a dry year I feed small clumps/lattice pots with tomorite or miracle grow and anything in pots, chips etc get the same.

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Re: Do you feed your snowdrops?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 11:55:58 PM »
I have to say Richard it certainly works! Most of your snowdrops had large flowers and looked very healthy!
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Re: Do you feed your snowdrops?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 08:42:52 AM »
Potted ones yes. They get bonemeal when repotted and then a liquid feed after flowering. Ones in the garden tend to be left to their own devices.
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Re: Do you feed your snowdrops?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 01:21:34 PM »
Blood Fish and Bone, and a handful of pelleted chicken manure scattered over the beds.
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