Marking advice?

April 7, 2008
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Marking advice?

Any advice on how to mark a clump of daffodils to dig?  I have some single clumps and some large areas that need to be dug up this year.  I want to wait until June or July to dig.  What works for marking areas and/or single clumps?  I’ve nailed flagging tape to the ground or tied it to clumps in the past and wouldn’t recommend it.

Thanks,

Kathleen Simpson

4 responses to “Marking advice?”

  1. Sandra Stewart says:

    Kathleen
    I get those orange flags that utilities use and just stick one in the clump. You can write the name on it if you need too??? I got mine at a local industrial supply store – very inexpensive.
    Sandra —- “Simpson wrote: Any advice on how to mark a clump of daffodils to dig? I have some single clumps and some large areas that need to be dug up this year. I want to wait until June or July to dig. What works for marking areas and/or single clumps? I’ve nailed flagging tape to the ground or tied it to clumps in the past and wouldn’t recommend it.
    Thanks, Kathleen Simpson

  2. Bill Lee says:

    In a message dated 4/7/2008 5:47:32 PM Eastern Standard Time,  title= writes:

    Any advice on how to mark a clump of daffodils to dig?  I have some single clumps and some large areas that need to be dug up this year.  I want to wait until June or July to dig.  What works for marking areas and/or single clumps?  I’ve nailed flagging tape to the ground or tied it to clumps in the past and wouldn’t recommend it.

    Kathleen, I know people who have used that colored gravel used in aquariums to mark the spots they want to dig. If you want to also indicate a name, go to a farm supply and get some of those agricultural flags that consist of a piece of colored plastic attached to the top of a 2-3 foot heavy piece of wire to push into the soil there too. You can write on these with Sharpies.
    Bill Lee

  3. J Drew Mc Farland says:
    Gempler’s  http://www.gemplers.com/ is a good source for a wde variety of those flags of different heights, colors and materials.  If you live in an area with much of a groundhog population, I’d suggest not using the sort with plastic stakes, nor using metal or fiberglass ones that are shorter — you’ll find the plastic stakes chewed up or the flags ripped off.  (Learned first hand).
    Drew Mc Farland
    Granville, Ohio
  4. John Beck says:

    Oh

    I thought you were liberating them from the neighbor’s yard-
    which can get you arrested for the first 14 days- then they are “expired”
    (at least in Illinois) and are to be removed until more digging is scheduled