Cleaning and counting of daffodil bulbs

Cleaning and counting of daffodil bulbs

Cleaning and counting of daffodil bulbs

The daffodils finally have all been dug and are currently stored in the Fluwel warehouse. That means that it’s time for the real fun to start: the cleaning and counting of all those daffodil bulbs.

Before we started with the cleaning and sorting of all daffodils, we spent a few days chipping a couple of varieties. This means that we cut the daffodil in four parts (or more, if the bulb is large enough). Then these parts are planted again. When they are back in the ground, all those parts form their own bulb. This way, you get more daffodils more quickly than when you would just peel and re-plant them.

At the end of July we applied this technique to a few varieties, next year we will be able to see the results. All other daffodils were sent over to the warehouse for regular cleaning.

So the daffodils are now safely inside. They have done so well this year! The bulbs are looking beautiful and I’m sure we are going yo make a lot of people very happy this autumn. If you haven’t ordered daffodils yet, you still can! There is no time like the present to gift yourself something nice. We still have a lot of different daffodils in stock, so I am sure you’ll be able to find something you love.

This is one of the varieties we have just cleaned and counted: the fernandesii. We have seen her in her natural habitat in Spain last February. There she just grows at the side of the road like dandelions do in the Netherlands, it was great. We sell the fernandesii at Fluwel. She is a real recommendation: she has the cutest flowers and brings extra joy to any garden.

Other news is that the summer blooming bulbs are now at their most beautiful. We can enjoy all kinds of Dahlias and Zantedeschia’s. They look beautiful both in the garden and inside the house in a vase. We always enjoy seeing your flowers bloom, so if you have a photo of your flower bulbs, tag us on Instagram @fluwel. We are looking forward to it!