My baby peacock gladioli bulblets, dying down naturally (also known as the Abyssinian Gladioli). Should be flowering size in about another 2 years I think 👌🏼 #overwinter-gladioli #gladiolusmurielae #gladiolus #peacock-gladiolus #abyssiniangladiolus #wintercheck
It's my first year growing them @dragonsglen , but if I recall they can be a little tender so may be best to lift and store them over winter as a cold winter might wipe them out. As mine are in a pot I'm probably going to just move them in situ into the shed. I might refresh the top layer of soil in spring too. Importantly don't water them over winter to avoid rotting.
Indeed Kathy! 😄 tried growing these before but only lasted one year. So I thought I'd try in pots. Intend to keep them in here for two or three years. So need a good quality compost which will provide sufficient nutrients for that period. After a bit of reading, these do well in a loam based compost mixed with grit. @kathy @fuschia @debs69
Used a John innes number 3 compost, mixed with a bit or normal compost and a couple of handfuls of grit. Sarah Raven has a great guide on planting certain bulbs/plants in pots. Link below 👍🏼 @kathy @fuschia @debs69