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Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:23

Ah do I not have to wait until all the leaves die back, like daffodils?


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:21

Hi Fidgetbones,

I will remember to try lidl next year, I might have fallen in love with this flower.

So does the Priscilla give the curly petals? The others I have aren't as frilly! Sorry for all the technical terms! ha ha!

Also I assume that if the are left in over winter they will all flower at the same time (more or less) I like the idea of successive flowering, but not so much the effort of digging up, storing, replanting each year.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:13

Hi ImpHosta,

I too had to pick off the dead heads while the top one we just opening, but mostly lovely long spikes of flowers. I was torn between putting some in vases so I could enjoy them in the house and leaving them in the garden to make the neighbours jealous  the weather decided for me as the wind had made them fall over. I never staked them (didn't like the look) planted them really deep in the hopes that would be enough. I think a move to the bed in front of the house will help with that next year.

I'm not sure about different varieties, I got these from Tesco (50 for £5, I think) All the first ones were the ones I the picture, now got peach, yellow and purple.

Such a lovely flower, had to patient though, took ages to come up. and weeks before the flower spike formed.

I don't think I will risk moving them until they hand died back completely, will wait for the experts input though!



Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:24


Hi everyone,

I have grown gladioli for the first time this year. I am pretty impressed, they look amazing. I think I will relocate them next year as they are getting a bit battered in the wind.

So I am looking for any top tips for getting a really stunning display. This year I planted 2 batches a few weeks apart, which had given me a great succession of flowering, want to try 3 next year, would like to know how to avoid accidentally breaking the ones growing already, as I did this year.

Also some tip on lifting and storing would be great!

Many thanks in advance


My wee garden!

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:50

Looks fantastic, lovely boxer!

Fuzzy Lillies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:18

Thanks for link, very informative!  You think that I could put a cloche over it and release some ladybirds?

Ants eating pansies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:43

Thanks Dave will have a look out for slugs and snails. do you have any tips for keeping them away?


Ants eating pansies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:49

Could ants be eating my pansies? The are in a bed next to ant nest, and I just noticed one plant in particular is full of holes and wondered if it was the ants?


Fuzzy Lillies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:41

Hello hope someone can offer a bit of advice. I planted these last year. Very chuffed as they have multiplied However as you can see the ones on the right have some kind of fuzz on the buds. They had it last year and flowered ok. I am wondering though if this is something harmful. It hasn't affected the others.

Would love a bit of advice, don't want to leave them there and its something bad and affects the others

Thanks in advance!  

Mother -in-law tongue flower

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:31

wow that's fantastic! I had no idea they flowered. I got one recently,  was too big for the pot so I split it and now have four! My grandmother had one, it was and will always be referred to as Ellen's Tongue in my house! :0)

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