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The instructions on the packets of bulbs I got last week indicated a planting period from March - June, so as today was the 1st of March no hanging about they were going in. I have half done, oveer a hundred, but as some of them need pre-soaking in water so that's holding things up as I hadn't pre-soaked anything; also the instructions said to put the gladioli in at fortnightly intervals to get the benefit of a longer flowering period.

I had thought that the warning on the packaging not to eat the bulbs seemed a bit unnecessary, that is until I took them out their perforated polythene bags, when some of them looked odd but potentially quite tasty.