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gladioli in pots

Hi guysimage I have some gladioli bulbs I would like in a front garden bed . (I haven't prepared the new bed yet as have got to do the front windows first ) Would it be possible to start them off in pots now so that they are not behind or even in a spare space in a raised bed to lift to their flowering site? 

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153

    I would start them in a pot - that way you can replant them with minimum disturbance (not sure they would like moving from a raised bed.  What colour have you gone for ??  (I am a secret glad enthusiast - Dame Edma gave them a very bad nameimage)

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • Thanks Chickyimage  I haven't always had luck with them that's why I am hoping they will like the front. I did wonder on the raised bed option so it's another 20 potsimage.They are Frizzled Coral Lace and Nori (mauve with a white eye) hoping they look nice togetherimage

     

  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63

    you dont have to plant one per pot use larger pots and put 3-5 in

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153

    Sounds lovely primroseimage.  I have just got some from Sarah Raven called Espresso - meant to be very dark red.

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,597

    Went to Lidl this morning, and 2 packs of gladioli fell into my trolley image.

    Re the advice above about planting in pots, l have found an article on this site about planting the corms in plastic pots and then plunging into the flowerbed later in the year. It doesn't say what size the pots should be - can anyone advise and how successful have you found it ?

    Many thanks image

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