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Gladioli bulbs

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HaveYouSeenHerLately Fri 04-Nov-16 16:19:27

I planted gladioli and peacock orchid bulbs from Morrisons for the first time this year.

Unfortunately I was a bit late getting them in and I received a lovely display of leaves but no flowers grin

They're in about 8 or so pots dotted about the south facing flowerbed. Does anyone know whether I need to lift them somewhere cool and dry? Could I lift the whole pots and hope for the best? I hate lifting bulbs wink I was hoping to give them another shot next year by getting them out much earlier (once the risk of frost has passed).

I'm in the SE, waiting for the leaves to die back but so far they're pretty lush. I'm expecting this to change soon as the arctic winds sweep in...

HaveYouSeenHerLately Sat 19-Nov-16 00:45:55

Well the peacock orchids started flowering today grin

I don't think they'll last very long as the temperature keeps dipping and the foliage is dying back.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Sat 19-Nov-16 17:09:53

I've had some glads in the ground, second year this year and they flowered well again - I just left them over winter with the usual horse poo mulch over them. I never lift bulbs though - too much faff!

HaveYouSeenHerLately Sat 19-Nov-16 21:08:08

Hooray! Thanks IlPorcupino!

shovetheholly Sun 20-Nov-16 16:46:38

Stuff in pots tends to be a wee bit more vulnerable to cold than stuff in the ground. I reckon if you shoved them in the earth and mulched them you might well get away with it, esp in the south east- but that might be as much work as lifting, sadly. You could bubble wrap the pots? Or you could take a gamble and just leave them! smile

HaveYouSeenHerLately Mon 21-Nov-16 01:14:34

Hi shove flowers Could I move the pots into the shed? <lazy>

shovetheholly Mon 21-Nov-16 08:16:27

Yeah, I reckon so. The main danger with a shed is forgetting they are there for too long grin.

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