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By Moatrat

Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom Gb

Gladioli brought on in the greenhouse when can they be planted outside



Hi, if they're planted in the greenhouse border, then spring next year, Gladiolus don't do very well in a greenhouse, except for the winter flowering South African species, it's best to plant them directly where they're going to flower in spring this year{not the metreological spring though, the proper spring} about 4"deep, when the stems get to about half their eventual height, start feeding them every ten to fourteen days, until about 3 weeks after the stems have turned colour, then lift them, save the new corms, and discard the original, store the new corms somewhere dry and frost free, Derek.

29 Feb, 2020


Thank you now I know why I have no .luck with them

1 Mar, 2020


I often start mine off in pots in the greenhouse when the corms become for sale in the garden centres. I then plant them in the soil 6-10" deep in May. I find they come back most years then.

1 Mar, 2020

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