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Late planted summer bulbs- what to do

Hi, we planted our bulbs really too late this summer (actually September) and only planted to keep them alive. Am I best digging them up and drying them out for storage now or overwintering in their planters in our cold conservatory? Advice appreciated. They are acidanthera, freesia, gladioli. The former two only just sprouted. 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,327
    They all need winter protection unless you live somewhere frost free.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,715
    I'd move them into the conservatory, if it's frost-free.  
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,327
    It's also worth giving them a small feed while the foliage dies back, just to give them a boost for next year, and then let them just tick over, keeping them on the drier side, until they're ready to go out next year  :)
    Some gladioli can manage in the ground if you have the right conditions and climate, but otherwise, the conservatory will be ideal. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Brill, Thankyou for the advice 🤩👍👍👍
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