Thanks and gladioli

Congratulations FlightyMy thanks to Glo, Porcelain Rose for this award that she’s kindly given me for doing 700 posts. The post A wintry plot where that was mentioned will be edited to show it, and thanks again to everyone who commented there.

Yellow gladioliIn the early autumn as part of my flower growing revamp I dug up the 20 plus gladioli that I have in several places which, in the spring, I plan to replant them all together in a area almost in the middle of the plot, between the rosemary and a clump of crocosmia.  They only flower for a short period but do look wonderful in full bloom, and they also have a certain poignancy as you’ll see from this post,  I hope you like them, that I did in August 2010.

Next week looks like being cold, dry and windy which should help to make the ground less soggy, although with it only feeling around zero centigrade at best I don’t think that I’ll even be doing any pottering.

Have a good week!

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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.
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24 Responses to Thanks and gladioli

  1. snowbird says:

    Congratulations on your award Sir!!!!

    Good on Glo!

    I think they will look lovely in the middle, standing tall and proud! I really do like that yellow one, mine always tend to be red and often fall over. I really must stake them this year.
    The weather is dismal isn’t it, it does the ground no favours at all. We have rain most days and as you say the ground is utterly sodden…Ah well….upwards and onwards eh!xxxxx

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird thanks, and I second your comment about Glo.
      I have a mix of colours, but they’ll all be jumbled as I don’t know which are which. I have to stake them, and various other plants, as the plot is rather exposed.
      It sure is. Thankfully there’s not rain forecast this week so hopefully it will start to dry out. Yes indeed! xx

  2. Jo says:

    I’m sure they’ll look lovely flowering en masse. Do you cut them for the house or leave them flowering on the plot for Isadora? Mick’s uncle grows them and we always get lots of bunches for the house, they’re fabulous flowers.

  3. Mark Willis says:

    “Gladdies” are somehow old-fashioned in a nice sort of way – a link with all the good things from the past. They remind me of my Granny, and that leads on to happy memories of how good a cook she was!

  4. Glads are rather wonderful flowers, I hope you get loads of enjoyment from yours again this summer. And congrats on the award!!

  5. wellywoman says:

    Well done, Flighty on this award. I’m not growing any gladioli this year but would love to. There’s a man on the allotments who grows them in long rows for showing and it makes for such a lovely sight. I love how plants can remind us of people and bring us happy memories, it adds another dimension to gardening. Lets hope the cold spell doesn’t last too long but I suppose the benefit of it will be a drier spell which we all need. Have a lovely week. x

    • Flighty says:

      Welly thanks. I’ve got a plot neighbour who does the same. Me too. I’ve many fond memories of mum’s garden. It looks like being a rather unsettled week. Thanks, you too. xx

  6. I love Gladioli but have never grown them. My mum buy’s me two or three bunches for my birthday every September, and I always look forward to them. They do come in the most gorgeous colours, so your idea of planting them all together in the middle of the plot will make for a beautiful display later on. Can’t wait to see the pictures. x

  7. elaine says:

    I have never attempted to grow glads I’m not really sure why – maybe I’ll give them a go this year if I can find a spot for them. The weather is still too cold for me to venture out and do any gardening I just can’t seem to get into the right frame of mind at the moment. Glo was very kind to do an award for you – 700 posts is quite an achievement.

    • Flighty says:

      Elaine I’m surprised that you’ve never grown them. Same here, and I feel a bit like that as well. I’m sure that will change as soon as the weather does.
      Glo has kindly done quite a lot of awards for me over the years. Thanks. xx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Well done you — 700 is a great milestone. Hopefully the plot will get a chance to dry off a bit.

  9. daffy says:

    700… I wonder what the true figure is of all your blog posts! Back to 20six, Platform 27… and all of the other hidden blogs you have! 🙂

  10. menhir1 says:

    With awards like you’re receiving Mr F, for a popular interactive blog, I wonder you will have time to potter! Gladioli are lovely in a garden.

    Well done. xx

  11. Glo says:

    Thanks for the mention, Flighty ~ and so pleased you enjoyed your award! Here’s hoping for a great growing season, including your glads. They may make quite a statement standing tall together 🙂 Your mention of sweet peas in one of your replies, reminded me of all the beautiful bouquets you brought home last year. One of my favorites!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo you’re most welcome. Fingers crossed for a good year.
      I hope to do well with my sweet peas this year. I think that they’re among a lot of peoples favourite flowers, and rightly so! xx

  12. David Ford says:

    Gladioli my wife`s favourite she has a tall vase especially for them. 700 posts is going some, all the best here`s to the next 700,, David

  13. Flighty says:

    David my mum loved them too, and she had a couple of vases just for them. Many thanks, and I’ll see what I can do! Cheers.

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