Posted: 26/08/2015 at 15:16
my friend has clumps - and I mean clumps - of gladioli. they are at the front of her garden in 2 very small beds, but they are really clumped together, en masse.about 2ft x 4ft.
the leaves are a real feature, but this year the flowers have been a bit pathetic, straggley, and on one side, she hasn't had any. now how long they have been like that, whether or not she has ever lifted them, I don't know. I doubt it.
my problem is, do I advice her to;
take them all out, replanting the bulbs leaving more space.
take a few out at a time and plant out next year(tho she has no greenhouse/gararge etc)
any suggestions would be most welcome, as I cant find anything on the internet about clumping gladioli! and it would look very bare with nothing there..