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moving gladioli

Please can anyone tell me when I can dig up and move some gladioli because of a big colour clash. I live in the south and so will leave them in the ground - the stems have now gone brown but the leaves are still green.

Many thanks.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,006

    It should be fine.   Water well and leave it to soak in so you cause less root disturbance when you do dig them out.  They will re-establish all the quicker and be able to take advantage of relatively warm soils and autumn rains.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • The other way to do it is to lift the corms dry & store over winter replant where you want them in spring. That is a lot of  faff so I would go with Obelixx.

    AB Still learning

  • many thanks:)

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