12 Review (s)

  1. Evgenia Tatarinova, Yasnogorsk. Tula Region

    Gladiolus I have a lot, and the age of corms is different. Before planting, I carefully look, whether they have a broad bottom: the most adult corms are wider, and they do not bloom as luxuriantly as the young.

    I plant the old bulbs in one row, so that in total each row blooms with the same intensity. And in order to prolong the flowering of this whole company, I plant bulbs not in one day, but in two meals at intervals of 2 a week to neighboring places.

  2. Valery Ligovsky. Moscow


    At the dacha I plant a whole garden of gladioli, they blossom before me, and that's why. I put the place bright, protected from the northern winds. In the autumn I dig the soil to a depth of 30 cm, simultaneously I introduce 1,5 buckets of aged humus and a little more than a glass of wood ash-this fertilizer is enough for 1 m2

    In the spring, the soil is again digested and now I am adding to the soil 35 grams of urea and 40 g superphosphate and I make ridge width of about 1 m. I put the film on the soil. I plant gladioli when the soil at a depth of 10 cm warms up to 8-10 ° C.

    For planting, I select the best corms in the fall, without damage. I keep them in the underground, where the temperature is kept within 6-8 ° C. In a box with corms I keep several heads of garlic and several branches of rosemary - this prevents the development of thrips.

  3. Vera PAVLOVA, Perm

    Healthy gladioli
    Often gladiolus is damaged by thrips - small insects, sucking plant juices. To the next season, the flowers did not hurt, in October, digging corms, completely cut off the stems. I scrap the wrinkled old bulbs. I clean healthy material from external scales, then I pollinate with any insecticidal powder (to destroy the pest larvae), wrap it in a newspaper and put it in the basement for the winter.

  4. Svetlana Odinokova, Orenburg

    Flower King
    With my "king" of the flower garden - gladiolus - trouble joined. The leaves curled, blurred spots appeared on the stems, and the buds themselves changed color. When I began to dig up the bulbs, I discovered that some rhizomes were severely deformed, while others became small, “dwarf” ones. There are no visible pests on the flowers. What happened to gladioli and how to deal with it?

    • Svetlana

      Unfortunately, there is no exact description of the color of the spots and the shape of the deformed bulbs. But by common signs - this is one of the types of fungal diseases (more accurately can be determined in the laboratory). There are general rules for combating such diseases. Almost always, infection occurs through the soil or in wet weather through the air. Plant gladioli in the same place no earlier than after 5 years, treat the bulbs before planting with an antifungal drug, and the soil with foundationazole. Do not injure the bulbs, store them in a cool, dry room, pre-treated with copper sulfate. Heavily damaged bulbs should be destroyed immediately to avoid the infection of healthy ones.

  5. Marina

    How to prepare dahlias for storage

    In late September - early October, after the first frost, you need to dig a dahlia root tubers. If you have a frost-free basement or a glazed veranda, put the treated tubers in boxes, pouring it with dry earth, peat, sawdust, and cover it with thick parchment or newspaper from above. Root tubers are best stored at a temperature of + 3 ... + 6 ° C and an air humidity of 60-75%. The room must be ventilated, otherwise rot may appear. For guaranteed preservation of root tubers, it is advisable to paraffin - then they are stored even in the apartment. If the root tubers begin to fade, moisten the substrate. If rot has appeared, cut out the foci, treat the cut with a strong solution of potassium permanganate, or fill it with crushed charcoal. Then the root tubers are again put into storage, replacing the substrate.
    1 Trim the stems with the pruner, leaving a little hemp.
    2 In order not to damage the roots, back away from the trunk 15-25 cm. Dig a bush from all sides, carefully lift, shake the ground and carefully remove the root tuber. It is impossible to shake the ground, holding a piece of wood by a stump - you can damage the root neck.
    3 Dug up the root crops and rinse well in fresh air for 5-6 days.
    4 Trim the small roots and old uterine tubers, shorten the stems, leaving 2-3, see Sprinkle the cuts with crushed charcoal. Place the root cages in boxes and sprinkle with dry sawdust.

  6. Alexandra

    The thing is. that the way that you are advised, is suitable only for the early varieties of gladioli. After all, with the delayed planting of flowers of late varieties, you can not wait for flowering at all. Therefore, to prolong the season, I recommend picking flowers with different periods of flowering.
    It is important to know that these terms depend on the planting site (they will bloom earlier on the solar patch, but they will bloom longer in the penumbra), as well as from the method of sowing (annuals can be planted both in seedlings and in open ground, they will bloom in different terms).
    Prolong flowering, for example, phlox will help and pruning a part of the shoots (on newly grown lateral shoots, the flowers will bloom later). For many flowers, effective cutting of faded inflorescences is effective. In this case, annuals will be more willing to form new buds, and perennials such as delphinium, lupine, foxglove, small petioles, lichenis, - to re-bloom (towards the end of summer).

  7. Raisa

    How to prolong flowering?
    To extend the flowering period, I was advised to stretch the time of planting flowers - in particular, gladioli. For what other plants is this fair? Are there other ways to control flowering?

  8. Eugene

    For a culture such as gladiolus, properly performed top dressing is very important. At different stages of development, various nutrients are required. When a second true leaf appears, 25 g of urea and 20 g of potassium are introduced into the soil, dissolving it in 10 l of water. When the 3-4th true leaf appears, the same elements are introduced, but the dose is increased to 30 g of urea and potassium. The following dressing is carried out in the flowering phase: 25 g of nitrophoska are added, having dissolved in 10 l of water. The last top dressing is carried out immediately after flowering, phosphorus-potassium fertilizers are introduced (phosphorus -15, potassium - 30 g).

  9. Eugene

    I love gladioli, but from year to year I can not find the correct system for feeding these plants. Tell me when to start feeding and what?

  10. a guest

    The timing of planting depends on the climatic conditions of the area. In Siberia, bulbs of gladioli are planted in May, and they delight with flowering in August - September.
    It is best to plant the plants when the soil warms up to + 10 ° C at a depth of 10 cm. Preliminarily they must be kept in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for 30 minutes to protect against diseases. After that, without rinsing, you need to land in the ground. Planted bulbs should be covered with opaque material, if return frosts are possible.

  11. Oksana

    When to plant gladiolus bulbs so that they bloom early?


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