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!
The only silly question is the one you don't ask.
They'll be fine
I find that gladioli are hardier than one is lead to believe. I have some that have lived outside for years.
Thankyou so much, this is such a positive, welcoming forum
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.
Haha Debby, that is very encouraging!
I put some in for one of my customers in the front garden and they come up every year.
That's good news looking forward to some lovely gladiolis this year then,
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.