Q: I planted some gladiolus bulbs in the spring. The plants are coming into bloom but the plants are falling over. Did I not plant the bulbs correctly and is it too late to correct this?
A: Gladiolus bulbs should be planted to a depth of about six inches, Most people plant them too shallow and so the condition you describe occurs. You could stake the flower stalk or, if you have a tomato cage, place it around the plant.
Q: My heather has produced a lot of seedlings and the bed is getting crowded. Can I dig and re-space the seedlings?
A: The seedlings can be lifted and re-set. Do this in the fall or spring and hand water them and give liquid fertilizer for the first couple of weeks to get them off to a good start.