ASK DIAR­MUID

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

Q

Can you name this plant that’s in my gar­den please? Ken

A

That’s Gla­di­o­lus murielae, also known as the pea­cock orchid. It’s a very beau­ti­ful flow­er­ing corm with a won­der­ful fra­grance.

It is ten­der, hav­ing its ori­gins in Eastern Africa, so make sure to get it lifted as soon as pos­si­ble and store over win­ter, as you would a dahlia tu­ber or other ten­der bulbs or corms.

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