Moving Daffodils

Q: Long ago, I transplanted many clumps of old daffodils to our new house. They bloomed well for years. They are next to a walking path where the soil is very compacted and they don’t bloom much. Can I move them now?

A: They can be moved in clumps now. Try to dig a big group and plant each clump in a semi-shaded holding spot. Even if the foliage wilts, leave it on the plants until it turns yellow. At that time you can dig the clumps and separate the bulbs for replanting. Consider adding a half-strength application of starter fertilizer to the new bed but it’s not mandatory if the soil is rich to begin with.

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