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23/03/2014 at 01:34

Hi All,

I planted some Glads about a week ago and left them on the decking. I know there is a frost due in the NW in the next day or so and I know that Glad corms are classed as tender bulbs. Will they be okay left outside since they are not nearly ready to sprout? And since they are under a few inches of compost? Some are in clay and some are in plastic pots? 

Sorry if this is a silly question - still learning lots!


23/03/2014 at 07:00

The only silly question is the one you don't ask.

They'll be fine 

23/03/2014 at 07:50

I find that gladioli are hardier than one is lead to believe. I have some that have lived outside for years.

23/03/2014 at 07:51

Snap BL 

23/03/2014 at 12:25

Thankyou so much, this is such a positive, welcoming forum

Thanks again,


23/03/2014 at 12:38

Had some that I planted  on my allotment, they have been underwater and covered in snow some years but they still come back. You should be fine.

23/03/2014 at 18:21

Haha Debby, that is very encouraging!  

23/03/2014 at 19:42

I put some in for one of my customers in the front garden and they come up every year.

24/03/2014 at 13:47

That's good news looking forward to some lovely gladiolis this year then,


24/03/2014 at 14:19

A Gladioli shower on GW said it's fine to leave them, so why showers dig them up I don't know?? Maybe they’re just really, really cautious or they just like digging up bulbs? I don't know.

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