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Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199

ive got some gorgeous gladioli in my outside pots. I've read that I need to bring the corns in and over winter. I'm afraid I'm far too lazy and I'd much rather just pop new ones in next spring. Can I just leave the old corns in the pot and will they definitely not regrow?


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,210

    It all depends on how sheltered you can keep the pot - especially if we have a really hard winter. Some may survive.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    I don't grow glads but I've had success with putting pots of less hardy plants right up against the house over winter, sometimes they do better than those in the cold GH

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199

    That's a good idea. Maybe in winter I'll just move the pots next to the house. They've got some hellebores in so I don't want to hide them away for the winter 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,191

    Hi Liz - the only issue you may have is that the gladioli bulbs will benefit from being kept quite dry and sheltered to prevent them freezing, but Hellebores need a bit of dampness.

    Might be best to take the bulbs out this year and pop them into some pots of their own...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Liz  you could put the pots on their sides. It will offer some protection against the elements..

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