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    I dug up my gladioli this morning, as advised by peeps on here. Now what do I do? Trim, knock off all the little bulbils, and store somewhere dark and dry? And is it worth growing on the bulbils, or not?

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    Hang ‘em up to let the tops dry then when they are easily pulled off remove them and clean the bulbs up. It’s not really worth growing on the bulbils unless you have the patience of Job. As you say store some where dark and frost free and replant in late April or May
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    I inherited some on my allotment and have just left them in the ground expecting some to survive but not that bothered either way as I have plenty of flower seeds I could replace them with. I'm assuming they are hardier than Dahlia , Begonia etc which I have lifted at home, or am I wrong in my assumption?

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    As far as I can tell, they will survive, but you will get gladioli ‘grass’ growing next year unless you dig up and remove the babies?
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    lol, more weeding then. maybe I'd better lift them too.

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    I've left my dahlia bulbs in for years...I may lose a few but the majority reappear...except this year! with the dry weather most didn't show and those that did flowered much later and some didn't manage a bloom before the first frost.
    This year I'm taking in some new ones and hopefully going to start some bulbs off for taking cuttings. I'm already excited about it and can't wait for February

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    I have ?800 gladioli to plant - that's if they survive the winter. They're still in the bags they were delivered in. I have no idea where they can be planted, so secretly, I'm hoping that they don't all survive.
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    Hmm, I didn't plant my gladioli when I got that dahlia deal I'm hoping I can plant them next year and a few survive at least. They still look ok and feel solid
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