‘Most reliable’ autumn gardening trick to get gladioli bulbs to re-flower

Though mulching is much easier than lifting entire flower beds full of bulbs, Sarah noted that some regions are simply too cold to leave gladioli in the ground.

She said: “You should be safe with this in the south of England and the western fringes of the British Isles, but in colder areas, they will need to be lifted and brought undercover.”

According to Elizabeth Fox, bulb expert and grower at The Rose Press Garden, digging the corms up is the “most reliable way” to ensure they are viable for next summer.

All you need to do is cut the stems down to around 8-10cm once they finish flowering and lift the corms from the ground.

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