when to dig up glads

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  1. christabel

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    When should i dig up my glads? Wait until they die back or cut them back. What do I do with the corms? (i think thats what they are) tiny little white bulblets.

    anybody want some glad bulbs SASE or trade I have way too many
     
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    I'd wait until the foliage dies back and then lift them. You could plant out the tiny corms, but it will take a few years before they will flower. I generally just keep the original corm and toss the wee ones out.

    Ian
     
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    I thought Glads would make it through a BC winter? My Glads made through last winter, albeit a mild one, but it was far harsher than what would be experienced in Port Coquitlam.
     
  4. christabel

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    I thought so too however I lost so much last winter , things that had been in the ground for a few years died. We had about 4 days of -5 , much colder winter than normal. I was really sad I lost some beautiful Callas and a Passiflora.

    Im planning on sharing the glads I have way too many.
     
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    I found out the hard way that when they say to dig up glads for the winter, it's best to heed that advice. I dug mine up every year except last winter, and I was left with 4 out of 18! Because of our wet winter, spring and summer, most of the corms rotted away.
     
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    I know our winters can be so tricky. Really mild and wet 90% of the time and then a sneaky cold snap, disaster for anything sensitive.
     

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