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gladioli...

Janie BJanie B Posts: 954
So, they were in pots this year, and, although they didn't die (!), they produced no flowers... do I keep them in the pots or lift the corms and replant in the spring in the beds? 
Lincolnshire

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  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    edited October 2018
    Many gladioli are forced, they do not flower well the next year. Some gladioli can but these are the species types Gladioli Byzantimus
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,837
    If they are in pots they need to make a good show so I would plant new ones every year. Otherwise I would plant them in a border in the garden, I find that there are usually some that come up each year.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • I have tried gladioli from time to time, but they don't appear to like our heavy soil - the flowers are weak and pathetic and very rarely return for a second year so Janie B it isn't just you that has gladioli failure.
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 954
    Hmmmmm... thanks for your replies. Think I'm feeling the same about gladioli as
    @Marlorena feels about Instagram... not worth the effort! 
    Lincolnshire
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,633
    lol... I couldn't agree more...

    East Anglia, England
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