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    Just realised I'm a bit late for planting daffodil bulbs for Mother's Day presents! Does anyone have any recommendations for seeds/bulbs that have a chance of being grown in 2 weeks?! Even a strong shoot should be ok, to grow into something easy to look after! Any ideas?!

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    Herbs? Could be grown as a set of three perhaps per mum? Or tomatoes?

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    How about buying flowering primulas/primroses from garden centre and planting up into decorated pots.
    I can't think of anything that will literally grow and flower in 2 weeks at this time of year.

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    The supermarkets are all selling already potted daffodil bulbs in pots. You could get these and either decorate the pots they come in, or repot. Morrisons are currently doing individual pots for 50p with probably 3 bulbs in.

    I was given an amaryllis in a Hugh glass bowl for Christmas, with moss around the bowl. Once it had finished flowering, I removed the build, and have planted daffodils in the hole. I have replaced them 3 times, but I do love daffodils.

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    The only thing you can grow in 2 weeks would be mustard and cress or a mould on a cheese.

    Previous suggestions of ready-potted bulbs/plants would be the best.

    For something slightly different, you might try pots of strawberry plants, which some market stalls or nurseries stock at this time of year. They can grow on in their pots or be transplanted to open soil, larger containers or growbags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunyip View Post
    The only thing you can grow in 2 weeks would be mustard and cress or a mould on a cheese. .
    A mould on a cheese. !!!!!!!!! Now that's a gift !!

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    Homebase had ready potted daffs and very reasonable price so we'll repot them and decorate pots and make a little label to stick into the soil :-)
    Thanks for all the suggestions

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    What about Sunflower seeds...they're always a quick grower and can be kept and enjoyed for ages xx
    Sarah, Bumble Beez x x

 

 

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