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Gladioli today..

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I am so pleased with the Gladioli this year. So many lovely colours and patterns already with several more to open.

I really like this green one it’s a bit different..

This looks lie two stems until you get close to it and realise it’s just the one stem.

Such a pity the gusty wind has bent several over that I hadn’t supported high enough but those look good indoors in a vase. :o)


There were far too many that didn’t flower at all last year, so it really is a treat to see them making up for it this year.

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An impressive collection. I like the green one too, not just because I'm Irish. I wish I knew your secret. Mine never do as well.

22 Aug, 2016

 

What super flowers! I have mixed feelings about gladioli they are so beautiful, but they also herold autumn.

22 Aug, 2016

 

Beautiful collection. I wish they lasted a bit longer though.
I have a small garden & they take up space & are soon finished.The few I have did not do very well, small blooms.

22 Aug, 2016

 

Yes, you've got some lovelies there!

22 Aug, 2016

 

What a wonderful display.....

22 Aug, 2016

 

These are lovely. every year I mean to plant soome and then forget - any tips on when and where to plant etc?

22 Aug, 2016

 

They are beautiful, and you have some less common ones too. I like the green one, and also the red and white one.

22 Aug, 2016

 

They are really pretty Hb ... I grouped my few together last year ... planted them in a fairly dry part of the garden which has suited them as they have flowered well this year.

23 Aug, 2016

 

Lovely! My sister-in-law bought me a bunch of gladioli and they were stunning in a vase. I've never grown them, but this display really tempts me! What sort of position do they like?

23 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks everyone. They are lovely but you are right, the flowers don't last very long. I really like the butterfly ones, they are short and don't need staking.
I have found that they all like a sunny or part shady area and well drained soil. It's best to plant the tall ones ( 3-4ft) with some support. If your soil doesn't get really wet in winter you can leave them in the garden but most people like to lift them, dry them off and replant the following Spring. I lift the tall variety but leave the short ones in the garden. My brother grows his in a very large tub but having to have canes and string to support them spoils the look I think.

23 Aug, 2016

 

I'm not a lover of gladioli but after seeing your collection I am fast changing my mind. They are really lovely.

24 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks for the info, Hb. I have a spot I think will suit them, so I might just have a go.

26 Aug, 2016

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