Cutting down perennials
I have planted gladiolas this year and they have bloomed and the flowers have died. Do I cut them down now and leave the bulbs planted, or do I dig up the bulbs?
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Gladiolas are corms, not really bulbs. The corms should be lifted in autumn and stored over the winter in a frost-free location. Replant them in spring. As for the unsightliness of the flowers, you can pinch off the spent blooms or just leave them to dry up and drop off of their own accord.

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