Keeping gladioli happy in a vase
Gladioli are one of the most long-lived cut flowers. Place a bunch in a vase and they will display themselves in an artistic manner, without any talent on your part. Well-fed last longest. Cut when the first flowers show just a hint of colour and in the morning before they wilt – the rest will open over the next few weeks. Be sure to change the water every few days.
BELOW, LEFT: Robert and Bindi Irwin, aged four and eight, in our May 2007 issue. BELOW, RIGHT: Bindi in our June 2010 issue, aged 11.