Your daffodils will bloom in spring IF they got enough green foliage growing time before they were hacked down. That’s how bulbs nourish themselves, via storing energy from the foliage as it grows, ripens and fades, ideally slowly. So if they were cut down a week after bloom, they may resent it and skip some bloom, then build up again next year. Usually you don’t kill them with one bad cutback, but you can miss some flowers. I wait until July 4 in my New York State garden to cut back my daffodils, but I could probably do it a few weeks earlier.
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