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08 September 2010 21:46:21
In full bloom

In full bloom

I cut down most of my spent gladoli today as they were well battered by the wind and heavy rain over the last few days. I want to dig them up and re plant them next year as I had planted them too close togeather but not sure when I should do this. Should I wait for the leaves to die down? If not how far down should I cut off the leaves and how do I stop them rotting.

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Clara Clara 08 September 2010 21:51:46

They look lovely I had some a few years ago but they have dissapeared.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 September 2010 22:00:53

You could just dead-head them, leave the foliage, and replant where you want them for next year.

fraoch fraoch 08 September 2010 22:48:59

Great show!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 September 2010 23:18:08

I went out and staked my "battered" Gladioli today when the weather cleared and they immediatley perked up! They probably have a lot more to offer before you tear them up! Mine are planted a bit close also, but I just tied them in twos or threes to a stake to support them. If they are not in the wrong place I would leave them alone and see how many survive till next year! Years ago my mother did this with Gladioli and they flowered for years, although they gradually reverted to yellow.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 08 September 2010 23:53:57

Lovely colour still waiting for mine keep meaning to move them to a more sunny place must do so after this year.


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