Question. Can anyone tell me why my daffodils have no flower buds? I have several clumps that have been growing in a border near the house. They are planted near a forsythia bush. Yet again this year they have come up with no flowers. Should I move them?
When the daffs have no flowers it's called "coming up blind", sometimes it's due to them being planted too shallowly, sometimes in too shady a spot or other reasons that I don't know about. I would reccommend cutting back the forsythia to give more light and givin the daffs plenty of water and lots and lots of mulch (making them deeper below the surface).
Some of our daffs come up like that too, although they didn't used to. They are planted in our lawn, so have plenty of daylight and also plenty of moisture. The remaining ones seem to fare better if we tie the tops when they have finished flowering and wait for them to die down properly before they get mowed along with the rest of the lawn.
I didn't realise that daffs which come up blind could be encouraged to flower again. I had assumed that that was it.